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Telent’s Infrastructure Services team will take part in Connected Britain 2020 to highlight how service providers can overcome an impending skills shortage.

A shortage of skilled labour has been identified as a potential barrier to meeting the Government’s fibre targets. At Connected Britain, Telent will highlight the professional and technical services needed to counteract this worrying issue.

At 10:50am on Thursday, September 24, the technology and network services company will host a roundtable discussion called ‘From concrete to cloud, what services are needed to scale up digital Britain?’. This will explore the challenge facing network providers of having access to sufficient resources to build digital Britain in the accelerated timescale the economy requires.

The session, hosted by Ric Welsby, Managing Director of Telent’s Infrastructure Services division, will also look at the areas where Service Providers – including altnets, rural broadband providers and metropolitan Fibre-to-the-Premises operators – would benefit from the support of professional services from organisations like Telent. Also key is how the industry can develop and train more new staff entering the sector to grow the available resource pool and other approaches to overcoming the impending skills shortage.

Connected Britain 2020 takes place from Wednesday, September 23 to Friday, September 25 as a fully virtual event. The conference brings together the entire UK connectivity ecosystem via one easy-to-use platform, with the Telent team available to meet online with attendees to discuss how we can help with a range services from concrete to cloud to support communication service providers of all types.

Telent’s roundtable follows the recent announcement of the company’s Infrastructure Services division winning a major contract with Openreach to install ultrafast “full fibre” broadband for thousands of homes and businesses across the UK. This builds on the companies’ existing partnership which spans more than 20 years.

In addition to hosting the roundtable event at Connected Britain, Telent will also sponsor two conference sessions on the event’s Gigabit Britain Track:

  • 5G UK: Learning from the early movers - 2.20pm on September 23
  • Is full copper switch-off a realistic goal for the UK? - 3.25pm on September 23

To book a meeting with Telent during Connected Britain 2020, please visit:

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