Building the World's Biggest Next Generation Network

Wednesday 9th January 2008, 6:30 pm

Speaker: Tim Hubbard, Head of 21CN Technology Futures, BT

Venue: The Royal Scots Club Hepburn Suite, 30 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh EH3 6QE - map and direction.

This talk is free of charge and no reservation is required. Non members are most welcome. Refreshments available from 6:10 pm.


21CN is BT’s next generation network programme. It is a brand new platform that will replace the existing complex network and systems with a physically simpler and more reliable network. It will ensure the delivery of next generation services faster, more efficiently and more cost-effectively than ever before.

Tim will be discussing the challenges of today’s network infrastructure, why BT is implementing 21CN, the timescales for deployment, the implications for end customers and how the complex challenges and issues of migrating 30 million customers on to 21CN are being solved.

Tim will conclude by giving some insight into the “art of the possible”, and how customers, both residential and corporate, can benefit from 21CN and the next generation services it could deliver.

About the speaker


Tim Hubbard has nearly 30 years experience in the networks industry. Tim has worked in several sectors including banking, public utility, manufacturing and defense, where he was responsible for the engineering, implementation and strategy of advanced voice and packet data networks.

Tim joined BT in January 2006 and is currently the Head of 21CN Technology Futures within BT’s Network Technology Office. He leads the team responsible for identifying and defining new technologies, standards and platforms that will deliver next generation services across 21CN.

Tim holds a BSC and MSC in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration.