Head of Policy and Communications
Gareth joined Mobile UK in 2017. He heads up policy and communications with a focus on mobile coverage and future infrastructure requirements and deployment.
Before coming to Mobile UK, Gareth spent three years as a Public Affairs Manager with HS2 Ltd. During this time Gareth worked to deliver the hybrid Bill through its Parliamentary stages to Royal Assent and worked with key stakeholders across the country to build support and advocacy for the project. Prior to HS2 Ltd. Gareth worked as a consultant at Insight Public Affairs with clients across the transport and infrastructure spectrum and before that with the British Chambers of Commerce as a Senior Policy Advisor.
1:00 pm - 1:35 pm
Increasing digital connectivity through full-fibre and 5G
Theatre: Infrastructure and Growth
Fast, reliable and secure digital connectivity is the foundation on which the 21st century British economy will be based. Yet Britain by many measures lags comparative countries and is in danger of falling behind. This session will involve:
- Looking at the context and importance of Britain’s digital connectivity
- Discussing the government’s Broadband Delivery and 5G Strategies and the wider regulatory environment within which digital connectivity will be delivered
- Successfully delivering transformation to digital connectivity at a local level
- Ensuring greater public and private partnership and local stakeholder buy-in to digital connectivity projects