Success Through Collaboration: Delivering 5G Leadership for the UK | IPT
Chair: Darren Jones MP, Select Committee on Science and Technology
Speaker: Mark Evans, Chief Executive Officer, O2 Telefonica UK
Dinner Discussion


Monday 01 July 2019


House of Commons

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Digital connectivity is no longer a luxury and is now an essential part of people’s lives and businesses functions. The next generation of mobile networks, 5G, is due to launch in 2019 and has the potential to offer much greater speed and capacity than existing 4G networks. Greater capacity is essential for innovative technologies such as smart cities, Internet of Things, Agri-tech and augmented reality. Qualcomm estimates that by 2035, 5G will support the production of up to £8.5 trillion worth of goods and service worldwide and boost productivity. With the Government committing £1.1 billion of new investment as part of its 5G Strategy, what are the risks and opportunities presented by 5G?


This dinner discussion will:

  • Review and consider the government’s Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review and plans to roll out full-fibre infrastructure in support of 5G
  • Explore the action that government and business can take to optimise the 5G dividend for the UK economy
  • Examine the opportunities presented by 5G connectivity, including new businesses and export services.