Poor connectivity is threatening London's success and international competitiveness. The London Assembly Regeneration Committee investigation noted that London lacks full fibre connections, ranking 30 out of 63 cities across the UK when it comes to high broadband speeds. The capital is also held back by limited 4G coverage – ranking in the bottom five UK cities with 73.6 per cent of 4G coverage.
Weak supply coupled with strong demand means London’s digital connectivity stakeholders including developers, landlords, policy makers and occupiers must come together to collectively understand how we can meet the future needs of those living and working in the Capital.
This event will open with the results from our latest survey into digital connectivity and its monetary value to the built environment. Our expert panel will then debate how London can overcome barriers and improve its digital connectivity.
The panelists include:
Sara Kelly, Principal Policy Officer for Digital Connectivity, GLA
Philip Nell, Fund Director, La Salle Investment Management
Nick Clifford, Commercial leasing manager, Lendlease
John Gravett, Head of telecoms, Cluttons
Belinda Fawcett, General Counsel and Director of Property & Estates, CTIL
08:30: Registration and breakfast
09:00: Keynote: Policy addressing digital connectivity challenges for London
09:15: Results of Cluttons London digital connectivity survey
09:30: Panel discussion: How to future proof London’s digital connectivity?
10:00: Refreshments and networking