October 22, 2019

Connected World: Mobile UK speaks about new 5G networks and the Shared Rural Network

Connected World Summit

At this year’s Connected World Summit both Hamish MacLeod and Gareth Elliott, Mobile UK’s Director and Head of Policy and Communications respectively,take to the stage to discuss the state of play in the mobile world.

Gareth joins a panel discussing the 5G landscape and will outline the benefits of the new technology while also querying how ready the UK is on the ground. With a Government pushing for deployment at breakneck speed,Gareth considers how local authorities are preparing and whether the planning and regulatory regimes are up to speed.

Hamish speaks about the industry’s unprecedented proposal for a Shared Rural Network which could significantly extend coverage to rural areas. With expectations for mobile connectivity growing all the time, the SRN seeks to develop jointly with the Government an initiative to meet its mobile connectivity ambitions while also expanding coverage to a much larger footprint across the UK.

Commenting on the Connected World Summit, Gareth Elliott,Head of Policy and Communications at Mobile UK, said:

“The Connected World Summit is a fantastic opportunity to outline the opportunities available to the UK for 5G while also ensuring that Britain puts in place the foundations to make this possible.”

Notes to Editors:

1. MobileUK is the trade association for the UK’s mobile network operators - EE, O2,Three and Vodafone.

2. The Connected World schedule and website can be viewed here.

About Building Mobile Britain

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Building Mobile Britain is a campaign created by Mobile UK seeking to work with national and local government, as well as interested industry groups to overcome the challenges we face with expanding the existing mobile networks, while also developing innovative services for customers.

See here for further information - or #BuildingMobileBritain

Media Contacts

Gareth Elliott
Head of Policy and Communications
Tel: 07887 911 076

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