Scotland Policy Conferences

Developing Scotland’s telecoms infrastructure: investment, regulation and meeting future needs


This conference will bring together policymakers and key stakeholders to examine next steps for delivering telecoms infrastructure in Scotland.

Delegates will examine the latest thinking in tackling the challenges for delivering telecoms infrastructure to meet The Scottish Government’s Superfast Broadband for All target, including options for simplifying the planning process, the future for private investment, and the impact of the Government’s own investment commitments.

They will consider challenges for the ‘final 5%’, looking at next steps in meeting the needs of rural and remote communities following the Scottish Affairs Committee and Audit Scotland reports into what is needed to deliver 100% broadband coverage.

Attendees will also consider the future for regulating and setting the market conditions to support investment and the putting in place of infrastructure and services to best meet the demands of businesses and consumers, following the publication of the Ofcom Connected Nations 2018 Scotland Report.

The agenda looks at what will be needed from the telecoms industry and from policy to keep pace with the evolving needs of consumers, in the context of latest trends in service provision and technological innovation - including services for on-the-move customers on Scotland’s roads and rail network.

We also expect discussion on recommendations from the UK Government’s Telecoms Infrastructure Review - including supporting economic growth through developing full-fibre, 5G and improving speed, resilience and reliability.

Further sessions will consider how best the Scottish and UK governments can collaborate effectively to deliver on key policy aims.


Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Scotland Policy Conferences seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates