Deputy Director, Broadband and Telecoms Market
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Henry Shennan was appointed Deputy Director for Fixed Telecoms and Markets Regulation for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport in October 2017.He is responsible for the government’s policy on telecoms regulation including the implications of Britain leaving the EU, consumer policy for fixed and mobile telecoms and broadband infrastructure.
Henry was previously the Head of Productivity Economics at the Treasury, and led projects at the National Infrastructure Commission looking at 5G mobile telecoms and changes to the UK’s electricity market to improve its flexibility. Prior to this he was Head of Energy policy at the Treasury. Before joining the Treasury, Henry held a number of economic posts in the civil service working on both energy policy and labour markets.
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