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In partnership with the UK5G SMEs & Regions Working Group, join us for this online event to explore the latest developments in the use of private networks in delivering public services.

The pandemic has shown how services can be delivered remotely but has also highlighted the digital divide and the impact this can have on access to public services.

This interactive online event will provide an exploration into the latest developments in the use of private networks in delivering public services such as healthcare, social care and education. We’ll be looking at both the local authority and infrastructure provider perspective, as well as highlighting the role that UK5G plays in connecting places.

Who should attend?

This event is designed to benefit representatives of public bodies and SMEs who want to understand more about how private networks are being developed and the impact they will have on the way public services are delivered in the future.


  • 10:00 – Welcome and introduction – Rosemary Kay
  • 10:05 – Presentation 1 – Local Authorities perspective – Sunderland City Council – Liz St Louis
  • 10:15 – Presentation 2 – Infrastructure provider perspective – Peter Gradwell
  • 10:35 – Presentation 3 – Connecting places – UK5G Connected Places Working Group – Ann Williams/Steve Peel
  • 10:45 – Q&A
  • 11:00 – Discussions in breakout rooms

– Health & Social Care (facilitated by Rosemary Kay)
– Education  (facilitated by Ann Williams)
– Business model  (facilitated by Ste Ashton)
– Asset mapping  (facilitated by Dave Happy)

  • 11:30 – Feedback from breakout rooms
  • 11:50 – Final Q&A
  • 11:55 – Closing remarks
  • 12:00 – Event ends