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ITP Seminar - Ofcom - Technology in Regulation and supporting Innovation

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Event Description

Join us as we delve into the fascinating world of Ofcom!

In our latest technical seminar, we’ll hear from subject matter experts on the work they do in telecoms, security and spectrum.

Ofcom is the regulator for the communications sector in the UK. Technology sits at the heart of the companies we regulate, and so we need to maintain our technical expertise to support the policy that we make. In this ITP seminar, join us to find out about our technical work in telecoms and media. We want to foster an environment where innovation flourishes, so we will also have a presentation from SONIC Labs, which is a collaboration between the Digital Catapult and Ofcom to test the interoperability of open, disaggregated and software-centric network solutions.

There will be the opportunity to visit our demo area during the breaks, where we will be demonstrating a variety of approaches that could be used for the hybrid delivery of broadcast and internet TV.

We’ll break for coffee and networking alongside device demonstrations from Ofcom’s technical team

In the second half of the morning, we’ll be hearing from the SONIC Labs team at Digital Catapult about their work to transform the UK’s telecommunications industry by leading global technology developments to create a more open, competitive and diverse supply market in the UK.

SONIC Labs is a world leading joint innovation programme between Digital Catapult and Ofcom, acting as a testbed to facilitate the development of Open RAN technology.


09:30 Arrival/ Registration/ Coffee

10:00 Ofcom's Work

  • Welcome and introduction to Ofcom

  • Network, Media and Infrastructure

  • Network Security & Resilience 

  • Spectrum

11:00 Break and Demonstrations

11:30 SONIC Labs and how Ofcom are working with the Digital Catapult

12:30 Networking lunch and Demonstrations


Jill Faure

Jill is a Principal Technology Advisor at Ofcom. She leads projects on technical aspects of fixed voice and broadband services. In addition, she leads Ofcom’s Technology Profession, bringing together ...

William Wedge

William is a Principal Technology Advisor at Ofcom covering network resilience and service reliability. Before joining Ofcom in 2021, he spent 20 years architecting networks and services, working for ...

Shaun Moors

Shaun completed a Master’s Degree in Mathematics (MMath) at Southampton University in 2013, following which he worked at Thales UK as a Algorithms & Modelling Engineer with a focus on system modelling ...

Simon Parnall

Simon Parnall is Principal Advisor Broadcast Technologies. Prior to his time with Ofcom Simon worked in Broadcast Research and Development, latterly for NDS as UK Vice President and for Cisco as Dist ...

Charles Turyagayenda

Charles Turyagyenda holds a PhD in Telecommunications from the University of Sheffield, UK. He has over 15 years’ experience in the wireless networks industry and academia. He is currently contributin ...