In these uncertain times one thing is certain – you can never be sure how a trade show is going to register with those who register! We need not have feared the outcome of this year’s visit to the National Motorcycle Museum for ‘Evolving connectivity 2016’. We far exceeded our expectations as a full seminar room greeted our keynote speakers. Amongst all the usual number crunching by our superb line-up of speakers came a definite desire to work with the CAI to ensure credible installer support for new strategies, thanks to our accepted role as industry training provider with City & Guilds accreditation and TrustMark Scheme Operator. Digital UK are seeking CAI member input via an installer survey. Results will go in to the melting pot of consultation over how a solid programme of aerial works can evolve that ensures a smooth 700 MHz vacation transition. Click here if you can help… https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/DZTV7H9.
We successfully set the scene for some radical years ahead in signal distribution. Here’s looking forward to the shape of things to come by 2017. The presentation slides are being uploaded as soon as we receive them to the following location on the CAI website.
CLICK HERE for the talks we have so far… http://cai.org.uk/downloadables/viewcategory/88-speaker-presentations.
The ever-moving feast of aerial changes for 700 MHz clearance goes to 160,000 households this month as Ofcom announce further consultation with stakeholders on the project. The Government is considering whether there is a case for making public funding available to support viewers and wireless microphone owners with these changes. It has requested advice from Ofcom on the effects the changes will have on stakeholders, the options for addressing these effects and the associated costs.
Another milestone in CAI history was recorded at the end of January when a visit from City & Guilds to Communications House, the CAI’s Watford HQ, led to confirmation that a major percentage of the CAI’s Education and Skills programmes would be carrying the City & Guilds logo on certificates issued by the CAI. A global leader in skills development, the City & Guilds Group connects skills and jobs so people and organisations can progress. Made up of City & Guilds, ILM and City & Guilds Kineo, they work with education providers, businesses and governments in over 80 countries, to provide work-relevant education and training.