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5G promises to revolutionise how cities manage and deliver services, enabling improved quality of life for communities. 


Across the UK and Europe, local authorities are working with a wide range of partners including technology providers, public sector and vertical industries to roll-out a series of localised trials and testbeds that are enabling some early real-world examples of 5G applications and technologies in action. 


But what is the role of the local authorities in deploying 5G infrastructure at large scale across a city or region? How can we collectively translate the real-world benefits of 5G into value that will enable the new market places, partnerships and business models of tomorrow, ensuring sustainability? And how can we benefit communities in a way that is truly transformational? 

Speakers include

Conor Burns

Conor Burns


Bournemouth West, Alderney and Branksome East

Ian Smith

Ian Smith

5G Testbed and Trials Programme Director


Martin Fenton

Martin Fenton

Director of Spectrum Policy


Bill Cotton

Bill Cotton

Corporate Director Regeneration and Economy

BCP Council

Nicola Yates OBE

Nicola Yates OBE


Connected Places Catapult

Jo  O’Riordan

Jo O’Riordan

Head of Spectrum Policy and Telecoms


Luigi Ardito

Luigi Ardito

Senior Director of Government Affairs


Ian Dabson

Ian Dabson

Commercial Specialist

Infrastructure and Projects Authority

Dimitra Simeonidou

Dimitra Simeonidou

Professor of High Performance Networks

University of Bristol

Stephen  Slough

Stephen Slough


Dorset CCG

Bringing together key 5G stakeholders from all sides, this one day conference will provide an opportunity to consider these questions as well as gaining an understanding of the technical and practical considerations that need to be taken into account when rolling out a 5G network. 


Whether you are looking to learn from other 5G projects or be part of the conversation that’s helping shape the UK’s 5G future, this is a must-attend event.  



The 5G in Action Conference at a glance...  


Who should attend:


  • Local authorities and Government representatives
  • Public sector representatives
  • Technology and connectivity providers
  • Vertical industries and private businesses
  • Research institutes and academia
  • Citizen and consumer groups


Key questions to be addressed:


  • How can the power of 5G be best harnessed to deliver benefits to all areas of society?
  • What are the business models behind 5G deployment? 
  • How is value from 5G generated and calculated? 
  • How do places develop scalable programmes that are sustainable?
  • What lessons can be learnt from those organisations who are already involved in 5G projects?
  • What are the key spectrum frequency bands, and how can a 5G consortium gain access to these?
  • What key considerations need to be taken into account when building a 5G network?
  • What support is available from the Government to assist with 5G projects?



Friday 5 July, 2019
09.00 to 16.00




Hilton Bournemouth

Terrace Rd, Bournemouth BH2 5EL

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