NW Region (Manchester) - Celebrating 30 years of the mobile phone in the UK

Title NW Region (Manchester) - Celebrating 30 years of the mobile phone in the UK
Organiser University of Salford

A one day colloquium organised by University of Salford in partnership with the ITP, Vodafone, O2, EE and 3.

In January 1985 the UK launched its first mobile networks. Now, thirty years on, we wish to celebrate the enormous achievements and advances that have been made since then and which have seen the mobile evolve from a humble telephone into the multimedia pocket computer which has become such an essential part of modern life. It was simply not possible in 1985 to envisage a country that would be able to boast more active mobile phones than people or to have along the way clocked up several world firsts, and be now leading on the deployment of 4G and shaping the future 5G technologies. Our one day colloquium will trace the evolution of the mobile within the UK through all of its major generations by bringing together speakers who were there when it happened and helped shape the future that we all now enjoy.  

This event is ideal for anyone interested in mobile technology, heritage or who simply wants to wallow in nostalgia. Alongside the main speaker programme we will also be hosting an extensive exhibition of mobile handsets and associated ephemera. 

9:00 - 10:00

Arrival, Registration, Refreshments and mobile phone display

10:00 - 13:00 Speaker Programme  
  Launch of Vodafone TBC
  Launch of Cellnet Mike Short, O2
  The emergence of GSM Stephen Temple, 5GIC
  The launch of Mercury one2one and Orange Graham Fisher, Bathcube Telecoms
  From voice to data Stuart Newstead, Ellare
  Panel Session  
13:00 - 14:00 LUNCH + mobile phone display  
14:00 - 16:15 Speaker Programme  
  Telepoint Nigel Linge, University of Salford
  3G Erol Hepsaydir, 3 UK
  Handset evolution and usage patterns Julian Divett, EE
  4G and onwards to 5G Andy Sutton, University of Salford
  Panel Session  
16:15 - 17:00 Close, Refreshments and mobile phone display  

£20 per person - (Member or Non-member) – inclusive of all refreshments

Start Date 12/09/2015 09:00
End Date 12/09/2015 17:00
Address University of Salford, MediaCityUK, M50 2HE
Non Member Fee £20.00
Early Bird End 06/09/2015 12:00
Available places 60