The Telecoms Infrastructure Working Group is the home of telecoms infrastructure deployment at techUK, covering fixed and mobile infrastructure. The Group focuses on the deployment of fibre and radio, including 5G, networks through engagement and collaboration with local authorities.

Led by our Chair Nick Wiggin, Head of Partnerships at Freshwave Group, this meeting will kick off our work for 2024, with a chance to feed into the updated work plan and hear from a stellar lineup of presenters from industry and government.

This Working Group comes together at a timely moment, with ongoing change in the market, business costs continuing to bite and an expected General Election this year. With the right infrastructure, policy, and frameworks in place, there continues to be an opportunity for the telecoms sector to drive further connectivity and productivity for the UK economy and society. We know that networks enable voice, video, and data transmission, facilitating human socialisation and information exchange for social inclusion, connection, work efficiency and entertainment. 


Agenda (subject to change):

14:00 - 14:05    Welcome and introduction from Chair (Nick Wiggin, Head of Partnerships, Freshwave Group)

14:05 - 14:30    Connected Nations Report 2023 Findings Overview (James King, Samuel Furneaux, Esther Kithuka, Ofcom)

14:30 - 14:50    NUAR Update (Stephen Thorp, Geospatial Commission)

14:50 - 15:10    National Infrastructure Commission Update on NIA 2 (Aidan Irwin-Singer, National Infrastructure Commission)

15:10 - 15:15    Break

15:15 - 15:35    techUK Policy/Spring Statement Update (Neil Ross, Associate Director - Policy, techUK)

15:35 – 15:55   Member discussion on workplan and deliverable(s)

15:55 –16:00    AOB and meeting close from Chair (Nick Wiggin, Head of Partnerships, Freshwave Group)


Sophie Greaves

Sophie Greaves

Head of Telecoms and Spectrum Policy, techUK

Mia Haffety

Mia Haffety

Programme Manager - Telecoms and Net Zero, techUK

Tales Gaspar

Tales Gaspar

Programme Manager, UK SPF and Satellite, techUK

Matthew Wild

Programme Assistant - Markets, techUK