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Mobile and Wireless panel

The Scottish Government has a vision for Scotland to be a world-class digital nation by 2020.  A key element of this will be future-proofed digital infrastructure that supports any device, anywhere, anytime connectivity across Scotland.  We believe that to achieve this, mobile and wireless technologies will have a significant role to play – one which fully complements fixed-line connectivity. 

The UK is set to see widespread deployment of 4G this year, with significant investment expected by the mobile operators.  The availability of 4G – and successive or parallel technologies – will be vital to cope with the expected growing demands for data services both now and in the future, by both businesses and citizens alike.

On May 17 2013 we held a discussion event which featured four speakers, each an expert in their field, presenting on both current technologies and those in development.  The event was chaired by John Cooke, Executive Director, Mobile Operators Association and the speakers were Sarah Craig, head of 4G and Business Programmes at Telefonica UK; Dr Simon Saunders, Director-Technology, Real Wireless; Zahid Ghadialy, Managing Director of eXplanoTech Ltd; and Professor Rahim Tafazolli, Head of the Centre for Communication Systems Research at the University of Surrey.

You can view videos of the sessions as well as download the presentations here.