A TECHUK/COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR APPLICATIONS CATAPULT EVENT EXAMINING THE CASE FOR BEING A GLOBAL LEADER IN TELECOMS VENDOR DIVERSIFICATION
These events are part of a series under the “Diversifying Telecoms” banner that techUK will be running in the Autumn.
This joint techUK and Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult event will explore the economic benefits that diversification of telecoms can bring to the UK, particularly if the UK is able to move swiftly in shaping and adopting new disaggregated networks under technology like Open RAN.
The new opportunities that technology approaches like Open RAN can bring include giving fresh impetus to the UK’s Compound Semiconductor companies, expanded opportunities for UK specialisms in radio or network monitoring. By supercharging our ability to move towards disaggregated networks (as opposed to the single monolithic architecture in traditional vendors) we can also build the knowledge and expertise that is required to knit together different vendors.
The Government’s recent decision to remove Huawei from the UK’s 5G networks by 2027 was accompanied by the announcement of a three-pronged approach to diversification. This is to ensure that the UK is not left depending solely on the other two major telecoms vendors – Ericsson and Nokia – who can provide products from 2G to 5G. The Government has since announced the creation of Diversification Taskforce to formulate an actionable strategy.
The disaggregation of networks – a trend of which Open RAN is a part of – will be a key element of that strategy. Whilst other events are exploring the benefits that diversification and increased competition can bring, this event will explore the scale of the economic prize for UK-based companies and what is needed to supercharge our supplier base.
This event will explore:
- The components necessary to open up our telecoms market
- The existing UK strengths and clusters in the telecoms supply chain
- What is needed – from R&D funding, more mature standards to demand side changes – to supercharge the UK’s telecoms supplier base.
If you are interested in presenting at this event please contact Matthew Evans.
JOINING INSTRUCTIONS FOR THIS ONLINE EVENT WILL BE SENT SEPARATELY TO YOUR BOOKING CONFIRMATION, NEARER THE START DATE.