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Demand Attentive Networks

15 August 2014
IET Communications team
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The IET has presented its DAN vision during a workshop at 10 Downing Street.

The IET Communications Policy Panel has been developing a Demand Attentive Networks – or DAN – vision. DAN is all about building the next generation networks that will be able the handle the explosive growth in both wireline and wireless data, in an affordable and more efficient manner.

Since DAN was launched at the House of Lords in November 2013, we have been meeting with industrialists, academics, mobile network operators and UK Government departments to share the vision and seek feedback.


Workshop at 10 Downing Street

A major step forward was taken recently, with a workshop at 10 Downing Street on 8 July.

It was chaired by the Minister for Culture, Communications and the Creative Industries, Ed Vaizey. Technical leaders across the communications and user industries attended, including mobile and fixed operators and content creators. The DAN vision was presented by Professor Will Stewart and Stephen Temple CBE, members of our Communications Policy Panel.

The outcome of the meeting was highly successful with general agreement across the industry that action is required and that the DAN vision represented a valuable framework to aim for. The IET will be taking forward actions from the meeting, working with the Department for Culture, Media & Sport and industry.


More on DAN

Our website’s Demand Attentive Networks page has more information about the DAN vision, including a DAN policy document and a short video.