Point Topic to chair a session at NextGen 2013
September 24, 2013 | Oliver Johnson
Point Topic’s Chief Executive, Oliver Johnson, will chair a session at the upcoming NextGen 2013 conference in London.
“The NextGen conferences are vital for all of us involved in the present and future of broadband in the UK. It attracts most of the players on supply and deployment and brings them together with those on the ground from local authorities and town representatives through to a range of interested parties as well as the analysts and consultants who want to find out what is going on.
“The opportunity to chair a session on the role that satellite has to play in the future bandwidth provision for the UK is a welcome honour and I’m looking forward to the surrounding talks and discussions as well,” says Johnson.
The UK’s adoption of ‘fit for purpose’ broadband has been constrained by legacy infrastructure, investor reluctance and regulatory caution in an era of austerity that has depressed demand and limited sources of public funding. At the same time greater awareness of the potential benefits of vastly better broadband is spreading across all sectors of the economy. Nowhere are the tensions between potential benefits and practicality more evident than in areas of high social, economic and infrastructural deprivation.
NextGen 13 will be staged in the brand new London Hilton next to Wembley Stadium and within the major Wembley Park regeneration area – a showcase for digital infrastructure and collaborative leadership that includes Brent Council’s new (and very high tech) Civic Offices, the London Designer Outlet and fully fibred residential and business properties and 4G network – with delegate opportunities to tour and inspect some of these ground-breaking facilities.
NextGen 13 will cover the latest themes and issues in the UK’s vibrant digital networks investment landscape – sharing insights from star presenters, local & international exemplars and the UK’s networking industry.
NextGen 13 is for anyone involved in the challenge of facilitating better broadband, reaping the benefits and enabling innovation.