Peter Curnow-Ford
Managing Partner, Viatec Associates

Speaker Profile

Peter is founder of Viatec Associates, holds Non-Exec roles with and is a Board Advisor to SME and AIM listed companies and has mentored many startup CEOs. Since 2004 he maintains long term relationships with and is an advisor to Investment Banks, Private Equity and Hedge Funds on Telecoms Infrastructure investment. He has many years experience building European & Middle Eastern operations for EU and US organisations in the cellular, telecom infrastructure and wireless markets - including Spectrum, Fibre, 5G and 4G, Towers, Drones etc.

With over 30 years’ experience in global telecoms and IT, 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. Viatec has supported many Investment Banks, Private Equity organisations and Hedge Funds on infrastructure investment since 2004.

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. He is currently deeply engaged with UK Govt DCMS and their 5G Testbed & Trials competitions and with several Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) assisting them and their local authorities on 5G funding and the rollout of 5G Private Networks.

Peter is currently Board Advisor to Aarna Networks Inc. a 5G SW provider, Dahl Mobile Technology AB a Swedish handset vendor, Angoka Ltd a provider of Cyber Security for 5G networks, the UK Fibre Connectivity Forum (#UKFCF) and Tech London Advocates 5G Working Group. Member of Institute of Directors (IoD) and CBI - Leader (Top 2%) at The Council of Telecoms Advisors at Gerson Lehrman Group - Logica Alumni - De Montfort University Alumni.

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