Today’s major Ofcom study on the UK’s communications networks shows the number of people unable to get a decent broadband has gone down in the UK. Read our plans to do more for rural areas: https://t.co/zaDnEI0d0T

Paul Murphy

Optify (PCCWGlobal)

I am currently the Networks and Operations Director at Optify (part of PCCWGlobal) where I am responsible for leading the fibre design and build, maintenance, service IT, core network and Care functions

I have held senior leadership roles in the telecoms sector for over twenty years now where I have built copper and fibre networks, led large civils programmes, developed national field operations encompassing several thousand in house engineers and even more contractors and led large strategic change programmes.

I have seen the regulatory landscape change dramatically as the industry converged both in terms of the number of providers and also in terms of technology and have remained close to these changes through my career. With my current role, I have led the GDPR compliance programme within Optify and also helped drive the programme across the PCCWGlobal footprint. I also have responsibility for regulatory change within Optify, in terms of assessing how we should respond and developing operation plans in order to comply. Consequently I have a high degree of awareness of the current regulatory challenges and believe that this, coupled with my operational experience, means I can effectively support ISPA as part of the council.

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