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

Date of Next Meeting/Call

17th September, 3pm

28th October, 3pm

16th December, 4pm

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

Date of Next Meeting/Calls

8th September, 3pm

20th October, 3pm

1st December, 3pm

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 (Babelisk)

Key Issues at present

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

Date of Next Meeting/Calls

TBC

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

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2022 Comms Council UK Awards

Comms Council UK are sponsored by Magrathea 

Registration is now open.

The winners will be announced at Sea Containers in London on 28th September.