Transform Digital: Bristol

15 September 2015

Event organiser: 

Independent Networks Cooperative Association (INCA)


In the world of digital infrastructure it’s clear that we’re moving into a new environment, after a period where the Superfast agenda resulted in nearly all the public funding going to one big player. Now, driven perhaps by frustration in rural areas and by investment opportunities in cities, we are seeing the accelerated development of alternative networks and services and new players entering the market. New solutions are emerging at scales ranging from community ‘crowd-funded’ projects, private commercial operators in villages and towns and public companies developing ‘Gigabit Cities’.

The Transform Digital event offers the opportunity to explore these changes. From gigabit cities to rural schemes like B4RN and Cotswolds Broadband, attendees will gain valuable insight into the latest developments in the UK market.

Chris Townsend, CEO of Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK), heads the speaker list alongside leaders from industry, the public sector, and community broadband schemes.


Oleg Khaykin, CEO of Viavi Solutions, speaks candidly to Fibre Systems about how to compete in the challenging world of communications test and measurement


Hao Dong describes how innovative optical fibres and cabling could provide substantial benefits for connecting data centres across a wide range of distances


Richard Ednay considers whether fibre characterisation needs to be modified to suit modern optical communication systems that are likely to include coherent transmission


ECOC is the place to be to discover the latest technological and commercial innovations in optical components and networks. Here we highlight some of the exhibitors and events taking place in the exhibition hall.