The voice of the independent network operators – the Altnets – will be heard more effectively across Westminster and Whitehall as INCA, the association that brings together the businesses building the UK’s next generation fibre communications networks, appoints a new Policy and Regulatory director.
Pamela Learmonth, who brings 15 years of senior experience in the field, has joined INCA to drive through a proactive strategy designed to ensure that the policy and regulatory environment in the UK continues to deliver an open and competitive marketplace where Altnets can innovate and bring much needed investment. Pamela comes to the role with a strong track record in high-tech having previously worked in the biotech field, and industry watchers may also recognise her as the former CEO of the Broadband Stakeholder Group.
“It is great to join INCA, and return to the sector, at such an interesting point in both commercial deployment and policy development. I look forward to working with INCA members and broader policy and regulatory stakeholders to secure the digital connectivity of the future,” said Learmonth.
“Given the scale of investment made by the independent sector into the country’s digital infrastructure, it’s crucial that we continue to ensure that government and Ofcom understand the pivotal difference that the Altnets are making toward the realisation of the UK’s gigabit targets. That’s as well as the role that they will increasingly play in the years ahead to deliver innovation and value as the telecoms and broadband landscape goes through what is a massive transformation”, said INCA’s CEO Malcolm Corbett “Having such a formidable figure as Pamela driving our policy and regulatory agenda will help us ensure that market conditions remain fair and open for our members, which in turn means a vibrant industry delivering great value for businesses and consumers”.