Join techUK on May 16, to learn more about what the Digital Phone Switchover will mean for the business community. Hear from Communications Providers, network operators, Ofcom and Government to explain the background and impact of the program and learn from how businesses are navigating through the change as they share their experiences and tips.

The telephone network upgrade happening right now across the UK to move landline phone services onto digital networks presents both challenges and opportunities for the business community.

And yet awareness and preparation among businesses remain worryingly low. Recent research from ISP Zen shows that only 15% of SMEs and 20% of large businesses have a plan to migrate off of technology that will stop working in under 3 years.

Whilst telecommunication providers will be moving their customer base onto broadband lines with phone services provided over the top, other services such as door entry systems, EPoS, burglar alarms, lift lines and CCTV will also be impacted.


Background and Digital Phone Switchover overview

  • Rebecca Molyneux – DSIT - Deputy Director, Broadband and Telecoms
  • David Clarkson – Ofcom - Competition Policy Director
  • Steve Smith – Farrpoint - Principal Consultant

Businesses - what to expect:

  • David Christie – VMO2 - Senior Regulatory Specialist
  • Steve Blackshaw – BT Enterprise - IP Migrations Director
  • Thomas Collingwood Smith – Gamma - Digital Transformation Specialist

Sharing experiences:

  • Juliette Scott – Openreach - Senior Manager, All IP
  • Thomas Schroder –Gamma Germany - Commercial Director
  • Tom Boyle – NHS Trust Sheffield Teaching Hospital - Head of Telecoms

Communications and Support

  • Tracey Wright – Magrathea Telecom – Managing Director
  • Laura Holdgate – Which? - Principal Policy Advisor
  • Ian Hindle – VMO2 & NICC All IP Task Group
  • Gillis Holgersson – DSIT – Head of Fixed Telecoms Regulatory Policy

Lunch will be available afterwards

This event is open to all, for more information, please feel free to get in touch with the team below!

Sarah Shepherd

Head of All-IP Industry Liaison, techUK