Working Groups

Current Comms Council UK Working Groups

Working Group: Industry Developments
This working group focusses on the regulatory and policy programme that has a direct effect on Comms Council UK members. Comms Council UK helps represent the views of the industry to Ofcom, Government departments and industry forums. The members collaborate on consultation responses, actively lobby officials and parliamentarians as well as provide guidance to the wider membership on the implications to the industry. The group is made up of a mixture of regulatory, legal and director level figures within the Comms Council UK membership. There is an email distribution list that members are welcome to join.

Members

Group Chair = Tracey Wright (Magrathea)

Key Issues at present

  • PSTN switch off and IP migration
  • Number portability & Switching
  • Implementing the new requirements of the European Electronic Communications Code
  • Nuisance Calls
  • Infrastructure rollout
  • Data protection & GDPR

 

 

To participate in these calls, please contact the Comms Council UK team here.

Working Group: Operations
This working group focusses on initiatives to help keep the industry up to date and in line with best practice standards. The group collaborates on solving industry problems and developing briefing guidance to keep the membership one step ahead. The group also deals with technical issues such as communications data retention, emergency location issues and consultations around new industry standards. The group is made up of directors as well technical and operation managers amongst the Comms Council UK membership. There is an email distribution list that members are welcome to join.

Members

Group Chair = David Cargill (Vonage)

Key Issues at present

  • Telephony Fraud, Security & Cyber Crime
  • Router Interoperability
  • Emergency Location Standards
  • Network Resilience Standards
  • Phone Provisioning
  • Data Retention Legislation

 

 

To participate in these calls, please contact the Comms Council UK team here.

Working Group: Promotions
This working group focusses on the Comms Council UK events programme which has become a popular mixture of workshops, webinars, dinners and receptions that enable members to network, listen to industry analysis and discuss current hot topics. On average we hold at least five face to face events every year on various topics as well as other virtual briefings – details can be found here. This group helps plan the content and approach the necessary speakers to participate. The group also works on developing Comms Council UK’s PR presence, by preparing press releases, pushing out opportunities for members to contribute to industry publications and seeking promotional opportunities for members at trade shows and events. The members of this group include directors, marketing managers and PR executives within the Comms Council UK membership. There is an email distribution list that members are welcome to join.

Members

Group Chair = Trefor Davies (Brindley Data Services)

Key Issues at present

  • The Comms Council UK Events programme
  • PR opportunities
  • Press engagement
  • Sponsorship Ideas

 

To participate in these calls, please contact the Comms Council UK team here.

Working Group: Women in Telecoms

This group has been created to meet a growing demand from our members to give women working within our industry a regular opportunity to network, share career experiences, discuss hot topics and exchange ideas. Outputs will feed into other groups as appropriate.

We hope this working group will provide a tangible way for our members to demonstrate commitment to women’s development. By encouraging women on your team to join ‘Women In Telecoms’, you can actively support them with their career goals as well as giving them a voice on the key issues impacting our industry.
 

Members

Group Chair = Katie Baron (Gamma)

Key Issues at present

  • Sharing career experience
  • Exchanging ideas
  • Hot topics for women in the industry

 

You can join our LinkedIn Group https://lnkd.in/eW7EXyJF and mailing list and Whatsapp group by emailing team@commscouncil.uk

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2022 Comms Council UK Awards

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