19 April 2021 7pm – 8.30pm Partner event Online

A panel discussion to follow a quick overview of the 5G-architecture in question and the current communication from the department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) on their strategy.

The panel will address questions on –

• Why should we change the dynamics of supply change?
• What is the likely change?
• What are the technologies that we need to embrace for this change? With a look at
        o Open RAN with open interfaces across network entities
        o S/W OS solutions for distributed network functions at core and edge of networks
• What are the business opportunities? With a look at 
        o Technology Vendor 
        o Network infrastructure and Service Providers
        o Consumers of the Communication Services (public, private & governing bodies)
+ Questions from public & attendees

List of Panel Members:

- Prof. Dimitra Simeonidou (University of Bristol) 
- Dr. Dritan Kaleshi (Director of Technology - 5G at Digital Catapult)
- Dr. Abhaya Sumanasena (Spectrum and Regulation Practice Lead at Real Wireless) 
- Mr. Paul Robinson (UK Civil Servant with experience from Telecommunication Industry)

Dr. Walter Featherstone (IET Swindon Network Chair)
Dr. Hamid Falaki (IET Swindon Network Event Manager) 

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 If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with the Team below.

Jo O'Riordan

Jo O'Riordan

Head of Spectrum Policy and Telecoms, techUK

Julia Ofori-Addo

Julia Ofori-Addo

Programme Assistant, BSG, Central Government, Financial Services Team, Comms Infrastructure, techUK