Connectivity is increasingly seen as essential, and many governments recognise the importance of both widening access geographically and demographically, and of ensuring timely technology upgrades to maintain international competitiveness.
While much of that political focus remains on fixed connections to premises, with the ultimate objective of maximising availability of “full fibre” connections, across the World consumers are increasingly going mobile. In many developing countries mobile is the standard way to get online, which has resulted in innovation in services encompassing banking, payments and even “Uber for the farm” initiatives such as Hello Tractor. In the UK, outside of offices and academia, the vast majority of internet access is via either Wi-Fi or a mobile connection – and we’re not going back to plugging in Ethernet cables if we can help it.
Open to techUK members only.
Speakers include UK5G Advisory Board members & associate partners;
- Dr Mike Short, Chief Scientific Adviser, Department for International Trade
- Simon Fletcher, CTO, Real Wireless
- Wenbing Yao, VP, Business Development and Partnerships, Huawei Technologies