The third convergence conversation of 2008 will look at the impact that new bandwidth intensive services are placing on the UK's broadband infrastructure.

I'm delighted to be chairing the event, and we'll kick off with the following speakers:

  • Angus Flett - BT Wholesale
  • Geoffrey Spencer - Nortel
  • Antony Walker - Broadband Stakeholder Group
  • Bill Gash - Partners in TV
  • Mike Aigner - Geo Networks
  • Chris Barraclough - STL Partners

What's the topic?

Recent rumblings from ISPs have highlighted the fact that new bandwidth intensive on demand services are placing an enormous strain on ISPs' "all you can eat" business model. The BBC's iPlayer alone has already enjoyed rapid uptake with over 17 million programmes streamed or downloaded in the first seven weeks following its Christmas day launch.

  • What does this enormous spike in on demand services mean for the UK's broadband infrastructure and its existing average download speed of 2mbps?
  • Can the existing network take the strain and if not, what are the prospects for investment in Next Generation Access networks to deliver high speeds to the home?

All of these questions and more will be addressed at this conversation.

Who should attend?

  • ISP
  • Content providers
  • Network suppliers
  • Business development managers
  • Online advertisers

Why should I attend?

Within a closed, personal and informal setting, you will gain access to key industry players within a range of industries. With increased critical knowledge you are guaranteed to improve your business performance by taking part in hot debate amongst a dynamic group of people.

How much will it cost me?

Free to anyone who is interested, this conversation is not to be missed.

For further information and booking contact:

Camilla Young
T 020 7331 2028