Join techUK and DSIT for a workshop to discuss the plans to incorporate satellite communications as part of an upcoming Future Telecoms Vision.

Future Telecoms Vision

The breadth of technologies encompassed within the realm of 'future telecoms' is vast, ranging from advanced 5G to the cutting-edge developments of 6G, alongside the substantial benefits of convergence with other sectors such as satellite communications (satcoms). The upcoming Vision event presents a valuable opportunity to delve into these advantages, highlighting the pivotal role that satcoms play in providing ubiquitous coverage, ensuring network resilience, fostering high growth, and facilitating linkages with other governmental initiatives like Project Gigabit. Additionally, it underscores the importance of sovereign capability through engagement with major industry players.

Attendees of this event will gain insights into the key growth prospects identified within the sector, supported by compelling case studies and relevant statistics. Furthermore, discussions will revolve around the strategic levers available to both His Majesty's Government (HMG) and the sector itself, including regulatory frameworks and standardization efforts. As this event marks the launch of a publicly accessible document, it signifies a significant step towards establishing a cohesive, long-term direction for the sector. Ultimately, participation in this event is essential for stakeholders seeking to contribute to a more integrated, strategic approach within the satcoms ecosystem.

This entails reviewing the pillars set by government to identify areas requiring more detailed information, particularly focusing on the types of technologies that the UK should prioritize to enhance its satellite communication capabilities. The discussion will also encompass various aspects such as the key points we aim to emphasize, market dynamics, opportunities, strengths of the UK, and other pertinent factors.

Event details

  • Date: Tuesday 09 April
  • Time: 13:00-14:00
  • Location: Online
  • Registration: Book here

Format

The format of the event entails a concise presentation around key areas of concern for the government within the satcoms sector. This presentation will serve as a catalyst for an open and interactive discussion, where companies and stakeholders will have the opportunity to delve deeper into the identified issues.

Participants will engage in a dynamic exchange of ideas, insights, and perspectives, fostering a collaborative environment aimed at addressing the critical challenges faced by both the government and the industry. This structured yet participatory approach ensures that all voices are heard and enables a comprehensive exploration of the key issues that impact the telecoms sector and its stakeholders.

Agenda outline

This workshop will be led by the Josh Privett from DSIT.

13:00-13:15: DSIT update on last workshop and current Vision development stage

13:15-14:00: Satcoms framework and R&D roadmap

Contact us

If you have any questions or comments, please contact our team below. 

Sophie Greaves

Sophie Greaves

Head of Telecoms and Spectrum Policy, techUK

Sophie Greaves is Head of Programme for Communications Infrastructure and Services at techUK, and oversees the UK Spectrum Policy Forum.

Sophie was promoted to Head having been Programme Manager for Communications Infrastructure and Services, leading techUK's telecoms activities, engagement and policy development. Previously, Sophie was Programme Assistant across a variety of areas including the Broadband Stakeholder Group, Central Government, Financial Services and Communications Infrastructure programmes.

Prior to joining techUK, Sophie completed a masters in Film Studies at University College London; her dissertation examined US telecoms policy relating to net neutrality and content distribution.

Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
020 7331 2038
Twitter:
@SJMJames1
LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/sophiegreaves/

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Mia Haffety

Mia Haffety

Programme Manager - Telecoms and Net Zero, techUK

Mia joined techUK in September 2023 as the Programme Manager for telecoms and net zero.

Sitting across two teams, Mia works to ensure that policy and regulatory conditions promote investment and innovation in the telecoms sector. And, that policy enables technology and digital solutions to deliver net zero ambitions.

Prior to joining techUK, Mia worked as a Senior Policy Adviser at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) leading on manufacturing and industrial decarbonisation policy.

Mia holds an MSc in International Development from the University of Manchester and a BA(Hons) in Politics and International Relations from the University of Nottingham.

Outside of work, Mia enjoys travelling, running, and cooking.

Email:
[email protected]
Twitter:
@MiaHaffety,
Website:
www.techuk.org
LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/miahaffety/

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Tales Gaspar

Tales Gaspar

Programme Manager, UK SPF and Satellite, techUK

Tales has a background in law and economics, with previous experience in the regulation of new technologies and infrastructure.

In the UK and Europe, he offered consultancy on intellectual property rights of cellular and IoT technologies and on the regulatory procedures at the ITU as a Global Fellow at the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI).

Tales has an LL.M in Law and Business by the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV) and an MSc in Regulation at the London School of Economics, with a specialization in Government and Law.

Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
+44 (0) 0207 331 2000
Website:
www.techUK.org
LinkedIn:
www.linkedin.com/in/talesngaspar

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Matthew Wild

Programme Assistant - Markets, techUK

Matthew joined techUK in August 2023 as a Programme Assistant, supporting the Communications Infrastructure programme, as well as the Digital Connectivity and Spectrum Policy Fora.

Before joining techUK, Matthew worked in marketing, data, and events across a number of sectors, including education and consumer goods. He studied German and Dutch at University College London and the Universiteit van Amsterdam.

Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
020 7331 2000

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