Cornerstone Joins techUK to Champion Digital Infrastructure Advancements

Cornerstone Joins techUK to Champion Digital Infrastructure Advancements

Press Release:

London, UK — June 6, 2024 — Cornerstone, the UK's leading digital infrastructure services company, is pleased to announce its membership with techUK, a leading industry association representing approximately 1000 technology firms.

techUK serves as a vital bridge between the technology sector and government policymakers, advocating for policies that foster innovation and growth within the industry. As a member, Cornerstone will leverage its expertise to contribute to techUK's initiatives to shape the future of technology in the UK.

"We are pleased to join techUK and collaborate with industry peers and policymakers to drive positive change in the technology landscape," said Jamie Hayes, Chief Sales & Commercial Officer at Cornerstone. "This partnership aligns with our commitment to advancing digital infrastructure and supporting the UK's technological evolution."

In recognition of Cornerstone's leadership in the field, Jamie Hayes has been appointed Chair of the Telecoms Infrastructure Working Group, a key workstream within techUK consisting of 21 specialised programmes. The Telecoms Infrastructure Working Group serves as the focal point for telecoms infrastructure deployment within techUK, addressing critical issues related to fixed and mobile rollout. The Group focuses on the uptake of the deployment of fibre and radio networks through engagement and collaboration with local authorities, working with techUK’s Local Government Programme, and creating a forum for all stakeholders to convene and share knowledge and best practices.

"The appointment of Jamie Hayes underscores Cornerstone's dedication to driving innovation and excellence in telecoms infrastructure deployment," said Sophie Greaves, Head of Telecoms and Spectrum Policy at techUK. "We are confident that Jamie's tech leadership will enhance collaboration and foster dialogue among stakeholders to accelerate the adoption of next-generation networks."

Cornerstone's CSCO Jamie Hayes will also take a leadership position in the Communications Infrastructure and Services Council, which sets the strategic direction for techUK's Telecoms Programme, and explores these themes and policy areas:

  • The potential of future telecoms, open and disaggregated networks and diversification of the supply chain
  • Telecoms security and resilience, including our monthly TSA Industry Sessions
  • The rollout of fixed and mobile infrastructure, working in close collaboration with local authorities
  • Adoption of advanced communications services by key economic sectors

As a member of techUK, Cornerstone will actively participate in relevant workstreams to provide policy guidance and advocate for best practices in telecoms infrastructure deployment. Furthermore, all Cornerstone employees will have the opportunity to engage in these initiatives, fostering their professional growth and development.

"We look forward to contributing our insights and expertise to techUK's initiatives and collaborating with industry stakeholders to drive meaningful impact," added Jamie Hayes. "Together, we will work towards building a digitally connected future for the UK."

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About Cornerstone

Cornerstone is the UK's leading digital infrastructure services company, with approximately 15,500 sites across the UK.

With a focus on excellence and innovation, Cornerstone provides innovative solutions for telecoms infrastructure deployment and is committed to driving the UK's technological evolution.

About techUK

techUK is the technology trade association that brings together people, companies, and organisations to realise the positive outcomes of what digital technology can achieve.

With over 1,000 members (the majority of which are SMEs) across the UK, techUK creates a network for innovation and collaboration across business, government, and stakeholders to provide a better future for people, society, the economy, and the planet.