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Scaling Up: Technical and Operations Conference

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Scaling Up: Technical and Operational Conference

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Scaling Up the UK’s capability to design, build and operate the infrastructure required, is critical. In this conference, we will discuss the importance of the right tools for network design and operations, look at the latest developments in the build process and how best practice can reduce time and costs.

We’ll also discuss how existing infrastructure can play a part at the start of the design process, and how Switching & Wholesale play their parts. This longer than usual event will also provide plenty of opportunity to network, meet and discuss with your peers, suppliers and customers.

This conference delivers an outstanding overview of the state of the art in products and services across for network designers, builders and operators, bringing together the people and organisations who are creating Gigabit Britain.

Conference Programme

11:00 : Welcome and Introduction : Rob Leenderts and James Saunby

11:05 : Interim Headline Findings from the INCA/Point Topic 2021 Sector Survey : Oliver Johnson

Each year INCA and Point Topic survey the digital infrastructure landscape and produce a 'State of the Sector' report. Pre-publication, get the headline findings from this year's study.

11:10 : Keynote address: Scaling Up the UK : Paul Norris – Executive Chair, BDUK

11:25 : Q&A with Paul Norris

11:40 : Scaling Up: Fibre Network Design : chaired by Rob Leenderts

  • FTTH Network ePlanner : Graham Bolton, Geoff Buddington – CommScope
  • Creating a Digital Twin of the Fibre Network : Joel Pirard – Digpro
  • Optical Overhead Infrastructure : Christophe Canepa – Acome
  • Automate to Accelerate Wayleaves : Terry Daniell – Trenches Law

12:20 : Networking Break

12:35 : Scaling Up: Wireless Network Design : chaired by James Saunby

  • The Latest in Gigabit Wireless : David Burns – Wireless Coverage
  • Q&A Panel Discussion

13:00 : Scaling Up: Active Network Design : chaired by Rob Leenderts

  • Provisioning across backhaul, metro and core : David Stokes – Ribbon
  • G-PON to XGS-PON : Vimal Pindoria – Xantaro
  • Breaking the stranglehold of the OLT vendors : Gerlas van den Hoven – Genexis

13:30 : Lunch and Networking Break

14:00 : Scaling Up: Existing Infrastructure: chaired by James Saunby & Rob Leenderts

15:05 : Networking Break

15:20 : Scaling Up: Operations & Systems: chaired by Rob Leenderts

  • Digitising the Customer Journey : Johan Hjalmarsson – Netadmin
  • Broadway - Why, When & How to Auromate : Lloyd Warn – Packetfront, Michael Armitage – Broadway Partners
  • Multi Site Monitor : Espen Kristensen – Eltek

15:50 : Networking Break

16:05 : Scaling Up: The Wholesale Discussion: chaired by James Saunby & Rob Leenderts

16:45 : Final wrap up


Pricing: £65 + VAT per person (for members), £80 + VAT for non-members.

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Conference Sponsors

We have a fantastic group of sponsors supporting this conference.
Their generous support enables us to make this event happen.


Hellermann Tyton


Packetfront Software











For information about sponsoring this INCA event or one like it, please contact Gill Williams.



Photo from an original by Andrew James on Unsplash

April 14th, 2021 11:00 AM  to  5:00 PM
Conference Fees
Per person: £ 100.00 + £ 20.00 VAT