Global Telecoms Growth via the UK

Runway to Mobile World Congress

Join us for an exciting series of webinars leading up to Mobile World Congress 2024, curated by the UK Government. Delve into three dynamic bitesize sessions - each one hosted by a different organisation:

  • Department for Business and Trade (DBT)
  • UK Telecoms Innovation Network (UKTIN)
  • Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT)

Discover how companies can use the UK as a springboard to success, propelling them into global markets. Hear case studies that illustrate the journey from innovation to international impact.  

Engage with us in insightful conversation about investment into the UK, telecoms innovation, and the critical role of startups in shaping the industry landscape - all vital components contributing to the dynamic and thriving UK telecoms sector.  

Find out more about our UK-focussed programme and UK Pavilion (Hall 7 B41- 7B41) at Mobile World Congress here.


Series details & Registration

    This series will serve as a unique opportunity to forge valuable connections within the telco ecosystem, converting virtual encounters into tangible meetings with your new network at MWC. 

    Explore key themes such as:

    • the extensive support the UK Government provides to the telecoms ecosystem.
    • success cases from start-ups and multinationals.
    • R&D opportunties for future teleco businesses.
    • UK programmes to support supply chains, helping companies to accelerate their technology development.  

    Don't miss this opportunity to gain insights, build connections, and lay the foundations for meaningful interactions at Mobile World Congress.

    Register below for an enriching exploration of the UK's telecoms ambition and plans for MWC, where UK industry leaders will converge to help shape the future of innovation and collaboration. 

    Overview Webinars


    8 February, 11.00-11.45 (GMT)/12.00-12.45 (CET)

    Unlocking global success: how the UK is your international springboard 

    Listen to three international companies explain how they use the UK as a springboard to global success, exporting both services and knowledge from the UK. The panel will showcase their international journeys, hearing from startups and multinationals about why they chose the UK and how they can further their global reach using the UK as a base.  



    • Professor Julia Sutcliffe, Chief Scientific Advisor at the Department for Business and Trade (Moderator)
    • Carl Kirchhoff, Founder & CEO 
    • Gwen Edwards, Chief Marketing Officer, Bexprt 
    • Jonathan Freeman, Strategic Growth and Regulatory Director, Cellnex   


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    14 February, 11.00-11.45 (GMT)/12.00-12.45 (CET)

    Supporting and developing innovation in Telecoms: The UK’s approach to R&D

    Hear from the UK Department for Science, Innovation and Technology about the suite of current and planned Telecoms R&D interventions, explaining the UK's dynamic offer on Digital Infrastructure, highlighting the presence of UK projects at Mobile World Congress, and emphasising the opportunities for international companies.



    • Catherine Page OBE, Deputy Director at the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology
    • Gary Trotman, Senior Strategic Technology Partnerships Manager, Digital Catapult
    • Khurram Qayam, Technical Solutions Sales Lead, NEC
    • Paul Trubridge, Senior Vice President of Global Solutions, Dense Air
    • Vishal Mathur, Global Head of Engagement at Telecom Infra Project (TIP)


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    20 February, 12.30-13.15 (GMT)/13.30-14.15 (CET)

    Navigating the UK Telecoms Ecosystem 

    Hear from experts from the UK Telecoms Innovation Network (UKTIN) on the UK’s future capabilities and trends, how the network provides support to guide suppliers through the ecosystem to diversify and grow the industry, and the latest research and thinking that places the UK at the cutting-edge of the global telecoms scene.



    • Nick Johnson, Head of UKTIN  (Moderator)
    • Dinesh Patil, International Specialist Advisor, Digital Catapult 
    • Dritan Kaleshi, Director of 5G Technology, Digital Catapult 
    • Howard Benn, Independent Advisor 
    • Professor Dimitra Simeonidou, University of Bristol 


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    Contact us

      Please contact us if you have any questions.

      Sandra Marin
      Tech Campaign Programme Manager Europe