Scotland Policy Conferences

Since lockdown, we have been organising our full programme of conferences online. We will continue online until further notice, to ensure we play our part in helping our employees and delegates to remain safe during this time. We are pleased that so many key stakeholders, policymakers and other interested parties - both old friends and new delegates - are taking up the opportunity to discuss public policy issues and network at our impartial seminars. New events are coming on to our conference programme all the time. So there are plenty of opportunities for you to join us if you haven’t already, from wherever you are. For booking-related queries, or information on speaking, please email us at or contact us using one of the following numbers: +44 (0)7951044809 / +044 (0)7503591880 / +44 (0)7538736244.

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

April 2019

This seminar looked at the next steps for delivering telecoms infrastructure in Scotland.

With increased connectivity challenges in rural areas, delegates examined the latest thinking in tackling challenges for delivering telecoms infrastructure.

Attendees considered issues raised by the Scottish Affairs Committee and the Audit Scotland report into what is needed to deliver 100% broadband coverage, including calls for greater cross-government collaboration in the UK and Scottish Governments and aligning regulatory frameworks set by Government to local market conditions.

Further sessions examined the potential use of funding available to businesses and local government.

Delegates also looked at commercial investment in strategic infrastructure deployment in fibre broadband and developing 5G networks.

Discussion touched on regulating and setting the market conditions to support investment and putting in place infrastructure and services to best meet the demands of businesses and consumers.

Attendees discussed what is needed from the telecoms industry and policy to keep pace with the evolving needs of consumers, particularly those in rural areas - taking into account competition issues and regulatory frameworks, and in the context of latest trends in service provision and technological innovation - including services for on-the-move customers.

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