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Peter Curnow-Ford
Steering Board Advisor & Founder at UK Spectrum Policy Forum & Viatec Associates


Peter is the Founder and Managing Partner at Viatec Associates and its global business with overall responsibility for operations, business development and customers.

With over 30 years’ experience in global telecoms and IT, including 5 years in and around Africa, Peter founded Viatec Associates in 2002 to assist organisations with decision making in the cellular, satellite & wireless infrastructure and device space, on investment, key operational and technology trends and thought leadership on wireless landscape, 4G/5G, spectrum use and acquisition, tower (cell site) development and funding, public safety, handsets, transport connectivity and cellular backhaul including small-cell strategies and mmWave.

5G figures large in what we do - commercial strategy, value proposition, investment, spectrum acquisition, Deep Fibre and infrastructure. Deep interest in small-cell, spectrum valuation and auctions, Tower & DAS investment. Member of the techUK Communication Infrastructure Council and Chair of the UK Spectrum Policy Forum.

Viatec works with companies (executives and investors) to help build and grow business to deliver maximum return and value in technology focused organisations in the Telecoms and Wireless space.

Peter has many years’ experience building European operations for EU and US organisations in the cellular device, infrastructure and wireless markets. He has held Non-Exec roles in Plasma Antennas, Eisar, Bluenowhere, Safetipay, etc and is currently Board Advisor to Dahl Mobile Technology AB and Advisory Board Member to newmedia2.0.

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Agenda Sessions

  • Chair’s opening remarks

  • Panel Deep dive session: The licensed vs unlicensed spectrum debate