FCS Comms Provider 2017

Thursday 21st September 2017

As the annual business and networking day for CPs in the fixed-line voice and data market, FCS Comms Provider is the key event for CPs to discuss and reflect on changes and opportunities in these crucial and constantly evolving markets. CP17 features top level speakers, providing real ‘big picture’ perspectives, and plenty of time for members to debate and discuss with colleagues and peers over coffee, lunch and an informal post-event drinks reception.


A World of Alternative Realities

When: Thursday 21st September 2017

Where: Eversheds-Sutherland, 1 Wood Street, London, EC2V 7WS (Location Map)



Session 1: It’s Telecoms – But Not as We Know It

Martin Geddes, Martin Geddes Consulting – Telecoms is Dead – Yippee!

Adrian Barnard, AlphaBeta Solutions – Mobile is the Lifestyle

Lorne Mitchell, Objective Designers – The Critical Role of the Digital Exchange in the Digital Economy


Session 2: A Universe of Ubiquitous 5G

Stuart Revell, 5GIC – The 5G Vision

Stephen Pegrum, Sorrento Networks – The 5G Reality

Dan Warren, Samsung – The 5G Challenge


Session 3: Back to Earth – Keeping the Status Quo

Clive Selley, Openreach – Moving to an IP World

Huw Saunders, Ofcom – Changing Regulation

Simon Stokes, FluidOne – New Options for Connectivity


The CP17 Champagne Prize Draw was won by Neil McGhee from Sempervox




Feedback from Attendees:

Martin Geddes (Martin Geddes Consulting) featured CP17 in his newsletter 'Stop drinking the 5G bathwater'


Thank you to our CP17 sponsors:




And finally, thank you to our host: