Showcasing a Welsh developed 5G innovation for rural communities

    Venue: Grant Thornton, 30 Finsbury Square, London, EC2P 2YU (Sat Nav: EC2A 1AG)
    Cost: £25.00

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Starts 5 Sep 13:30

Ends 5 Sep 17:00

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The July meeting of the UK Fibre Connectivity Forum (UKFCF)

Bangor University’s (DSP) centre is being funded £4.2m from Welsh Government to bring cost-effective 5G to rural areas.
About this event

The event is free to UKFCF paid members and to a limited number of public sector attendees.

This event is kindly hosted by Grant Thornton UK LLP 

The Welsh Government are providing £4.2 million of funding to Bangor University’s Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Centre of Excellence to bring 5G broadband connections through fibre optic cables into harder to reach areas. The University is working with a consortium of companies to increase the capacity and enhance the sensing ability of fibre optic cables used to deliver faster and more reliable mobile broadband, and this will be trialled with more than 400 premises on Ynys Mon that do not have access to superfast broadband. The broadband delivery part of the project will last 18 months and will allow customers to be connected as soon as the first site is live and will continue through 2025. The project is also supported by Isle of Anglesey County Council and the North Wales Economic Ambition Board.


  • 1.30pm Registration and coffee
  • 2pm Welcome from the chair of UKFCF
  • 2.10pm Grant Thornton
  • 2.20pm The Anglesey 5G EDC Broadband Project

With contributions from

  • Peter Curnow-Ford, Project Director, Vodafone
  • Tony Roberts - Head of Vodafone Regional Business Wales
  • Stephen Pegrum, Sorrento Networks


  • 3.20pm break
  • General Q& A
  • 3.45pm networking and refreshments
  • 5pm meeting closes

Whether you've attended our previous events or you're a complete newcomer, you are welcome to attend our event.

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