The UK Telecoms Innovation Network (UKTIN) provides an impartial, accessible and inclusive forum for the UK telecoms innovation ecosystem, convening a range of bodies and organisations across industry, government stakeholders, and academia into one network where they can interact in a neutral environment and on a level playing field.
The UKTIN Expert Working Groups bring together academic and industry leaders and experts, governmental and regulatory specialists, and representative bodies to explore the opportunities, gaps and challenges in the UK telecoms ecosystem. Bringing to bear their collective expertise, the groups aim to identify where the UK can lead and how the UK ecosystem as a whole can benefit from various opportunities.
Specifically, the groups have been established to:
- Inform a better-shared understanding of key technical issues through knowledge sharing, leading to increased use of testbeds and other facilities across the ecosystem;
- Drive increased confidence in the security and resilience of the UK telecoms infrastructure and supply chain development by connecting with a broad supplier base, aiming to remove dependency on high-risk vendors;
- Consider measures that will accelerate the development and deployment of interoperable and open interface solutions, as well as catalysing the telecoms diversification strategy.