Welcome to techUK’s Delivering Connectivity for All campaign week

Throughout this campaign week we will be bringing you guest blogs from across the telecoms sector in which we will explore the opportunities and barriers of connectivity throughout the UK, how connectivity can provide support to various sectors and what needs to be done to ensure all can benefit from connectivity.

Why not join the debate and discussion on social media using #ConnectivityForAll and visiting techUK on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Keep up to date with this great material by viewing all the posts so far below:

Monday – Fibre driving and infrastructure sharing

A Gigabit Connectivity Taskforce for London by Daniel Mahoney, Programme Director for Economy and Infrastructure at London First

Deep fibre - Fibre for 5G infrastructure connectivity by Peter Curnow-Ford, Viatec Associates

Gigabit networks for all by 2025 by Malcolm Corbett, CEO of the Independent Networks Co-operative Association

Connected places: Laying the foundations by Georgina Maratheftis, Head of Local Public Services at techUK

Investing in world-leading connectivity reaps rewards by Tony Moretta, CEO of Digital Jersey

Tuesday – Connectivity to support the rural economy

The key to economic growth: Broadband everywhere by Jennifer A. Manner and Greg Coutros from Echostar and Hughes Europe

The challenges for achieving successful 5G B2B network services by Dr. Wenbing Yao, Huawei

Rural connectivity – Q: Are we there yet? (A: No, of course not!) by Stephen Spier, 5G RuralFirst

Connecting remote rural communities? Time to be smarter by Dr. Fiona Williams, University of Chester

The importance of connecting rural and non-urban areas of the UK by Scott Petty, Chief Technology Officer at Vodafone UK

Satellite constellations: a powerful new tool for rural connectivity by Gareth Alston, OneWeb

The Scottish 4G Infill Project: delivering rural coverage in Scotland by Raj Sivalingam, Head of Innovation - WHP Telecoms Ltd

Connectivity support for the rural economy - UK5G explores the recently announced Rural Connected Communities project

Unlocking value with rural broadband: a policy rethink by Ian Corden, Plum Consulting

Wednesday – The 5G ecosystem

Exploring the 5G ecosystem by Rhys Enfield from West Midlands 5G

5G arrives faster than expectation by Stephen Muldowney, Huawei

Why 5G is the key to unlocking a wider ecosystem by Mike Stone, Global Head of Technology Transformation at KPMG

5G in 2020 and beyond by Richard Wainer, Policy and Public Affairs Director - Networks at BT Group

5G – more than just another G, more than just faster data by Alan Nunn, Consulting Director at CGI UK

How 5G will bring a competitive advantage to UK business by Brenden Rawle, Director of Interconnection, EMEA, at Equinix

What is essential for business to reap the benefits of 5G by James Weaver, Cradlepoint

Unlocking the potential of 5G: why ecosystems are key to the future by Peter Marshall, Portfolio Marketing Manager for Europe and Latin America at Ericsson

Thursday – IoT Connectivity

Working backwards to drive connectivity forward by Stu Higgins with Heather Keleher, of Cisco Systems

Connectivity for a smarter world by Rich Hampshire, CGI & chair of the SmarterUK Energy & Utilities Board

The next big internet revolution: welcome to the IoT by Fatmir Hyseni, Chartered Marketer

In this data-driven world, how can we realise IoT's full potential? by Michael Winterson, Managing Director - Equinix Services

Will edge computing kill the cloud? by Andrew Lambert, CEO of Electronic Media Services Ltd

IoT solution remotely monitors living wall health by Ken Hosac, vice president, IoT Strategy and Business Development at Cradlepoint

Satellites: a revolutionary approach to global IoT connectivity by Rob Spurrett, CEO of Lacuna Space

Friday - Overcoming the barriers and delivering the ecosystem

Why public sector cloud adoption shouldn’t feel this hard by Martin McFadyen, Head of Public Sector at Virgin Media Business

Turning the UK into the world's most connected 5G nation by Nanda Menon, Director - Corporate Development, Athonet

Overcoming barriers to accelerate 5G rollout by Rhys Enfield, Head of Infrastructure Acceleration at West Midlands 5G

Barrier-busting – The path to gigabit deployment by Sophie James and Gulistan Ladha from the Broadband Stakeholder Group

Radical revision of wayleave rates to stimulate rural fibre rollouts by James Gibson Fleming, Chairman & Founder of Wessex Internet Ltd

The challenge of hyper connectivity: delivering digital infrastructure by Graham Payne, Executive Chairman of the Freshwave Group

How the Neutral Host model can solve UK’s rail connectivity conundrum by Andrew Conway, BAI Communications UK and chair of techUK’s Communications Infrastructure Council

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