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Magnet Center Stage at UK’s Next Gen 13

Changing Agendas: shifting broadband futures

NextGen 13, the UK’s leading two-day event for next generation digital access, is going to be held at Wembley this year on 14-15 October. The event will encourage different thinking across the Information Economy, embracing progress in all network ‘access’ technologies throughout the UK, and will discuss plans for services to stimulate economic regeneration.

Wembley is known for its next generation telecoms services, where every home and building is pre-wired with the Velocity1 (subsidiary of Magnet Networks) digital network system, providing residents with one of the fastest broadband service in the UK, as well as unparalleled access to IP services.

Off-site tours of these cutting edge Wembley facilities will be arranged for visitors of NextGen 13 to demonstrate how self-sustaining, futuristic services have influenced the commercial opportunities available to an area, which has already embraced digital infrastructure investment.

The event, organised by NG Events Ltd at the brand new Hilton at Wembley, will include a conference, exhibition and trade show. This year’s agenda will have an emphasis on FTTH in new and existing developments, the services it will enable and what it will mean to various business sectors in the UK. The event is endorsed by the FTTH Council Europe. Other themes to be addressed will include open data, innovation and intelligent communities.

Mark Kellett, CEO of Magnet Networks, a platinum sponsor of NextGen 13, said: “We’re future internet focused and have seen first-hand the local economic benefits in developing smart buildings right up to smart city areas and the potential a collective national direction could mean for the country’s growth. We’re delighted to be part of NextGen 13 which is helping steer this national direction and with the events location in one of the most connected areas of London it provides a brilliant backdrop to discuss connectivity and smart networks.”

The annual event is also being sponsored by SES Broadband Services, Keymile, Cambium Networks, Go ON UK, ICT KTN (Knowledge Transfer Network) and Synchronoss Technologies. It will feature exhibitors from every part of the UK’s technology and digital services industry including fibre, mobile, wireless and satellite technologies.

“This year we are calling for representation from all of the industries within the UK driving innovation and change, to join us in London,” said Marit Hendriks, Director at NG Events Ltd. “Technology is key to almost everything we do. As a technology neutral platform we want to encourage progress, knowledge and understanding.”

The London event will build on the successful Digital Scotland 2013 and Intelligent Cities conferences held earlier this year, and will also reveal the winners of the NextGen Digital Challenge Awards 2013, showcasing the best in next generation digital access infrastructure and innovative applications in the UK.

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About NG Events Ltd:

NG Events Ltd, through its events, is the UK’s premier platform for knowledge transfer about digital access network investment, developments and management. The 2013 programme includes three national level events across the UK including NextGen 13 – the flagship two-day conference on 14 and 15 October in London. This is the sixth year for the NextGen programme and delegate numbers are expected to continue to rise year on year as the UK market grows.

Alongside the Leeds Intelligent Cities Conference in June, NG Events has also organised Digital Scotland 2013 which took place on 22 May and is organising the two-day national NextGen13 conference in London on 14 and 15 October.

The Digital Challenge Awards showcase the best in next generation digital access infrastructure innovation. Designed to give companies the opportunity to highlight achievements in developing and deploying better broadband, the awards have proved popular since their launch in 2011.

NG Events Ltd is directed by Marit Hendriks and Andrew Macdonald and is technology, supplier and service neutral. For more details, sponsors and supporters, see

Link to registration site for NextGen 13


Link to NextGen Challenge Awards


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