In the world of digital infrastructure it’s clear that we’re moving into a new environment, after a period where the Superfast agenda resulted in nearly all the public funding going to one big player. Now, driven perhaps by frustration in rural areas and by investment opportunities in cities, we are seeing the accelerated development of alternative networks and services and new players entering the market. New solutions are emerging at scales ranging from community ‘crowdfunded’ projects, through private commercial operators in villages and towns to public companies developing ‘Gigabit Cities’.
The Transform Digital programme in Bristol over 15 and 16 September 2015 offers an excellent opportunity to explore the changes that are happening right now, to gain insights and get answers:
- What’s the difference between superfast and ultrafast and what does it mean?
- What sort of digital infrastructure do we really need and are we building it fast enough in our urban and rural areas?
- What should the new Government do to help the market invest in the digital infrastructure of the future?
- What regulatory actions and regimes are needed to ensure that the UK has infrastructure that is ‘fit for purpose’?
Join INCA on 16th September for the Transform Digital: Bristol conference.
Delegates will discuss:
- The Rise of the Gigabit Cities - Urban projects led by companies like CityFibre, Hyperoptic, ITS and UK Broadband. How the new infrastructure fits into the Smart City agenda, economic development and the need to create jobs in the CDIT sectors.
- Superfast and Beyond - Rural schemes like B4RN and Cotswolds Broadband alongside private sector players like BT, Gigaclear and wireless/satellite providers delivering services in the hardest to reach areas. We have invited BDUK to participate and help shape this part of the agenda.
- Digital Business - Innovation and the impact of high speed, low cost, symmetric networks on the development of businesses in the digital and creative sectors and SMEs more widely. Connecting business parks and enterprise zones. Expansion of the Super-connected cities voucher scheme.
- Driving Demand and exploiting the wider benefits of new digital infrastructure for service providers and the consumers and businesses they serve.
- Investing in Digital Infrastructure - models that are succeeding at getting new investment in both urban and rural areas - Virgin Media’s investment is encouraging other investors in digital infrastructure.
- The Minister’s In-Box - the big issues for Government over the next 5 years.
Register now to get the Early Bird discount (prices increase by £50 per person from July 1st). INCA members benefit from a 25% discount on both early bird and standard rates (members will be provided with a unique discount code via a separate email). If your organisation is not yet an INCA member join today to get the discount.