ISPA Conference – Competition & Collaboration
October 30| Early Bird tickets now on sale
Our annual Conference will take place on 30th October in the offices of our members Bird & Bird LLP in London.
The Early Bird tickets are now on sale through Eventbrite.
The theme of this year's Conference is Competition and Collaboration.
Panel 1 – Competition
Right regulatory environment for competition
The Government has outlined their vision of a full fibre future, with Ofcom set in the same strategic direction. The bulk of the roll out will be left to industry, with ambitious targets of 15m premises by 2025 and full coverage by 2033, that will require sufficient regulatory and policy backing to achieve. As we move into this phase of development of national next generation networks, what more needs to be done to ensure the most effective and competitive environment of delivery.
Panel 2 – Collaboration
Despite competition being at the heart of the industry, the ISP market is by its nature characterised by interconnectedness, with a large network of providers playing a role in delivering an array of services to consumers and businesses. The future telecommunications market is likely to be more complex with competition running across an even larger variety of separate networks and services. This panel will consider current and future options for how the industry can best collaborate to ensure that customers can make the most of this new evolving environment and the opportunities it presents:
Panel 3 – Customers
Government is pushing the full fibre agenda, investment has been significant, and there are players in the market ready to roll out services. There is still, however, some way to go to fit the final piece of the puzzle and stimulate take up. Whilst the regulatory backdrop has a key role, industry must consider the importance of building consumer confidence in the sector to drive the demand side.
Keynote speeches: Mike McTighe, Chairman, Openreach; and Citizens Advice Bureau
More speakers and the full list of panellists will be revealed soon...
There are sponsorship opportunities available - if you would like to address the Conference, demonstrate your products and/or sit on the panel discussing the topic of your choice, please contact email@example.com