Diversifying Telecoms Week 2021

Welcome to our Diversifying Telecoms campaign homepage. From 22-26 March 2021, techUK members, stakeholders and industry experts came together to explore topics and themes in telecoms diversification, and the future of the UK's networks. We examined the potential of open and disaggregated networks, key security and resilience challenges, and how to drive demand diversity through enterprise and non-public networks. We also took a look at what's on the horizon—the innovation and emerging tech that may come to shape our communications infrastructure. And finally, Friday's theme posed the question "how to deliver?"

Take a look at all of the guest blogs and insights from members and stakeholders below. 

Monday: The potential of open and disaggregated networks


Tuesday: Security and resilience considerations for future telecoms


Wednesday: Demand diversity: new enterprise networks


Thursday: Emerging tech, innovation and skills: what’s on the horizon?


Friday: How to deliver: developing domestic capability and attracting new vendors


You can also follow the campaign on techUK's Twitter and LinkedIn - #DiversifyingTelecoms

Our future networks: Motivating and maintaining telecoms diversification - the techUK podcast

techUK's podcast episode 25 features an interview with the Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Chair of the Science and Technology Committee, to discuss the recent publication of the report: 5G market diversification and wider lessons for critical and emerging technologies. The second part of the episode features a roundtable discussion with Attilio Zani – Telecom Infra Project, Peter Claydon - Picocom, and Helen Duncan

Listen to the full episode for more insight on how the telecoms sector can further foster a cohesive ecosystem, filled with innovation, opportunity and setting the right path in motivating and maintaining telecoms diversification.  


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techUK's Communications Infrastructure Programme brings together government, the regulator, telecom companies and its stakeholders around four themes; shared infrastructure, security and resilience, unlicensed spectrum and our 5G ecosystem. We do so to lower the cost to the sector of deployment, ensure confidence in networks, spur innovation and unlock value for all parties in 5G. This is delivered through a mix of thought leadership, multilateral engagement and ecosystem building.

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Sophie Greaves

Sophie Greaves

Head of Telecoms and Spectrum Policy, techUK

Tales Gaspar

Tales Gaspar

Programme Manager, UK SPF and Satellite, techUK

Matthew Wild

Programme Assistant - Markets, techUK