Secure your spot for Openreach : The UK Digital Upgrade

18th Jan 2021

Join OpenReach, on the 26th January, to hear from people across the industry and to find out more on the benefits the digital upgrade will bring to the UK.

To Register click HERE

OpenReach have already announced that their virtual event will be hosted by the much-loved presenter, Clare Balding OBE, and that you can also hear from the Executive Editor at technology and innovation magazine WIRED, Jeremy White. They’re also delighted to announce that their panels will be joined by key industry figures, Lord Agnew, Minister for Efficiency and Transformation, and Jon Perkins, Strategy Director from ZEN.


How the day looks

9:30 – 9:45 Opening introduction

From Clive Selley (Openreach CEO)

9:45 – 10:50 Session 1

The future of Full Fibre

Find out more about Full Fibre technology and what benefits it will bring to the UK. You can hear from special guests including:

  • WIRED journalist, Jeremy White, who will describe what a fully connected UK looks like and what this means for consumers and businesses.
  • James Tappenden, Openreach Director of our Fibre build programme, who will walk you through our Full Fibre roll out plans and explain the benefits for the UK.

Discussion panel featuring Kim Mears OBE, Managing Director Strategic Infrastructure Development at Openreach, Kevin Murphy, MD Fibre and Network Delivery at Openreach, and special guests from Nokia and Telent.

10:50 – 11:40 Session 2

Upgrading to the digital line network: All-IP

Akin to the digital TV switchover, hear about how the analogue network is going to be upgraded by 2025 and what this means for businesses and consumers. You can hear from:

  • Mark Logan, Openreach Director of Products. You can find out about our digital upgrade and how it may impact you.
  • Discussion panel featuring Mark Logan and special guest Lord Agnew, Minister for Efficiency and Transformation, alongside guests from Morrison Telecom Services and Tech Mahindra.

11:55 – 13:05 Session 3

How to prepare for the switch off of legacy products

Hear how the switching-off of our legacy products will be phased out and what this will mean for Communications Providers, Government, councils/local authorities, manufacturers and more, and how to get prepared. You can hear from:

  • Richard Allwood, Managing Director of Strategy at Openreach, who will talk about the approach, process and timeline for removing legacy products.
  • Live audience Q&A featuring Catherine Colloms, Managing Director of Corporate Affairs at Openreach, Richard Allwood and special guests from ZEN, Jon Perkins, and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).

13:05 – 13:15 Close with Cather

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