Connected Britain 2020

The UK has taken an early leadership position on 5G, with all four of the countries MNO’s launching their initial services in 2019. The country is also seeing rapid fibre deployment, as it attempts to boost its Fibre To The Home (FTTH) penetration levels. 2020 will be a pivotal year for British telcos and service providers as the country strives to provide ubiquitous, gigabit connectivity to more than 60 million people.

Connected Britain is the B2B event which helps organisations to keep up to date with the latest developments in the connectivity market and is ultimately the best place to understand the regulatory and financial landscape for digital infrastructure investment in the UK.

The 2020 series continues to focus on the wider implications of the Digital Strategy and explores how the UK can tackle emerging challenges head on to become a leading player in the digital revolution.

Launched in 2015, Connected Britain has gone from strength to strength, starting as a 200 attendee event, doubling in size each year and now expecting 2,500 attendees in June 2020. Its most recent success saw the event crowned the winner of the PPA’s Independent Publisher Awards’ Event of the Year 2019.

So how did it get here? Ultimately, it’s down to a great concept carefully executed.

In 2015, Connected Britain was all about building high-capacity telecom networks, but now it is the preeminent digital economy event for the UK. Since then the content has evolved to include tracks on building a connected society, promoting digital literacy, delivering the cities of the future, digitising the UK’s workforce, building digitally connected national infrastructure and more. There will be nine streams in total for 2020 with over 350 speakers and 2,500 participants.

Connected Britain receives only the most senior and influential speakers in the industry, including in 2019 the CEO’s of Three, TalkTalk and Openreach amongst a line-up of 160 speakers – 31 of whom were CxO’s of major UK telcos. However, the real uniqueness of Connected Britain is its many relationships that have been built with the public sector including both national government and local authorities. To quote the Chief Strategy Officer of Community Fibre, Connected Britain is “One of those rare conferences where all the players are in one place and engaged in real debate.”

Connected Britain also offers a unique platform for industry startups to engage with potential partners and investors thanks to the dedicated Startup Zone and Stage. Additionally, 2018 saw the launch of the Connected Britain Awards, recognising the best and most innovative players from across the industry.

“Connected Britain just gets stronger and stronger and has become the definitive platform for all the critical discussion points in moving the UK network forward,” said Total Telecom Managing Director Rob Chambers. “Every year we have more conference streams, and a total sell-out of tickets and exhibition space. Anyone who has an interest and involvement in our network and its future needs to be here in June 2020!”

With connectivity now central to everyday life and work, we see no sign of Connected Britain’s growth slowing.

Now in its 6th year, Connected Britain will return to the Business Design Centre from 18-19 June. For more information, please visit our website.

About Total Telecom

Since 1997, Total Telecom has provided the connection between the buyers and sellers in the global telecom market. We do this through high quality editorial content and events to facilitate discussion on industry issues, and recognise innovation and excellence by companies and individuals.

Our community of 120,000+ telecom professionals relies on Total Telecom for daily news and regular in-depth insight, delivered through a number of channels including online, video, social media, and at our series of events.

Date: 
Jun 18 2020 to Jun 19 2020
Venue: 
Business Design Centre, London