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Engineering the future of communications 2017

This was the 9th Annual Parliamentary Meeting of the Institution of Engineering and Technology Communications Policy Panel sponsored by Lord Broers FRS FMedSci FREng and chaired by Professor Will Stewart, FREng, CEng FIET.

This year we will be focusing on the role of 5G in the Industrial Strategy and how the 5G role out needs to be considered as part of a wider holistic communications plan to bring about the biggest improvements in quality of life. Having identified some of the main challenges that the communications industry is likely to face while bringing about a digital UK, we will be then be discussing the role of policy in ensuring the UK gets all it can from these technological advances.

This event is being held by the IET Communications Policy Panel, which provides guidance to Policymakers and Government. The Panel draws on the experience of some of the most knowledgeable and respected engineers in the field of communications from industry, academia and the public sector.

Panel members and delegates shared and discussed views on each of the key topics.