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Connected Ireland Seminar

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DATE CHANGE: Due to the current uncertainties surrounding the National Broadband Plan, the decision has been made to move this event to Thursday 10 January 2019. If you have any questions or wish to get involved, please contact Total Telecom

The Irish Government has prioritised investment in high capacity broadband networks in recent years because of the huge socioeconomic benefits they can bring. The key policy that has resulted from this new focus is the National Broadband Plan which sets ambitious targets for Irish telcos to deliver enhanced broadband speeds across the country culminating in ubiquitous gigabit networks.

And now, after many speed-bumps, the NBP finds itself at the point of launch amid a challenging investment and regulatory environment. How can the industry ensure a successful launch of the program - to the satisfaction of all key stakeholders?

Against this backdrop, Connected Ireland will return on 28th November, bringing together a diverse group of stakeholders that represent the 'digital ecosystem', to understand how they can work together to accelerate the rollout of high-capacity broadband infrastructure across the country. Delegates will include national regulators, local governments, telco operators, OTT players, enterprise, finance, consultants, associations, and interest groups.

The event is free to attend for qualitfying parties who may register through Eventbrite. Places are strictly limited:

  • Telecom operators and service providers
  • Government bodies
  • Regulators

Contact us to discuss all available sponsorship opportunities or if you do not qualify for a free place.


Total Telecom's Connected Ireland Seminar Agenda:

09:00 - Networking refreshments

10:00 - Chair's opening address

10:10 - Keynote address: Progress Report, the National Broadband Plan
Fergal Mulligan,
Programme Director, Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources

10:30 - Keynote address: Building Gigabit Ireland - an update from National Broadband Ireland
Peter Hendrick, Bid Director, National Broadband Ireland

10:50 - Panel: Next steps - How can we accelerate investment in high-capacity networks across the Ireland?
- The road to full fibre
- Progress report: Key developments in the last year
- How is NBP tender process influencing roll out?
- Regulation and policy, what needs to change and what should stay the same?
- Is greater collaboration the key to realising the socioeconomic rewards of a better Connected Ireland?
Moderator: Pat Kidney, Principal, Head of Ireland, Analysys Mason

11:40 - Presentation from Nokia
Cormac Whelan, CEO UK&I, Nokia

12:00 - Networking Lunch

13:30 - Panel: Capitalising on the opportunities that high-capacity networks will bring
- 5G: Exploiting full fibre to deliver next-generation mobile
- Smart Ireland: How can high-capacity networks spur the development of smart infrastructure and the IoT?
- Enabling the 4th industrial revolution

14:20 - Panel: A view from the counties - Bringing high-capacity broadband networks to the underserved
- Addressing the rural issue: connecting the hardest-to-reach
- Connecting urban 'not spots'
- The role of local authorities
- Private and public funding strategies
- The role of alternative access technologies

15:00 - Chair's closing remarks

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