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Future of the Network

The Future of the Network stream addresses new business models and strategies for next-generation fixed and mobile networks: managing disruptive forces and improving business performance.

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The stream addresses two key questions for forward network strategies (for e.g. 4G/5G, FTTx, WiFi, SDN/NFV, IoT networks, etc.).
  • What is the business case for future investment in the network?

  • What are the disruptive forces acting on the network?.

Delivering timely independent insight to the most important issues and identifying the key issues and actions for telcos/CSPs, their partners, and the wider TMT ecosystem, the Future of the Network Stream brings the latest thinking, expert analysis and real world examples, and comprises:

    • c.10 new 10-50 page premium Executive Briefings issued throughout the year to keep you fully briefed on the very latest in thinking and industry practice (agenda here)
    • A searchable database of c.30 Telco 2.0 research and analysis reports listed below.
    • Access to Telco 2.0™ analyst support so that you can validate assumptions / discuss key thoughts and options.

Please see below for current content, here for the agenda, and contact us at to find out more.


  Do network investments drive creation & sale of truly novel services?
  How 5G is Disrupting Cloud and Network Strategy Today
  Gigabit Cable Attacks This Year
  Key Questions for The Future of the Network, Part 2: Forthcoming Disruptions
  Key Questions for NextGen Broadband Part 1: The Business Case
  Future of the Network: Agenda 2015
  Winning Strategies: Differentiated Mobile Data Services
  Free-T-Mobile: Disruptive Revolution or a Bridge Too Far?
  Triple-Play in the USA: Infrastructure Pays Off
  Software Defined Networking (SDN): A Potential 'Game Changer'
  LTE: APAC and US ‘Leading The Experience’
  Mobile Broadband 2.0: The Top Disruptive Innovations
  The value of "Smart Pipes" to mobile network operators
  'Under-The-Floor' (UTF) Players: threat or opportunity?
  APAC Nov/Dec 2011 Brainstorm - Mobile Broadband Economics
  LTE: Less Transforming than Expected
  CDN 2.0: Introduction to CDNs/ADNs (STL Presentation)
  CDN: The Value of Scaling CDN & the Role of Telco Federation (Cisco Presentation)
  Mobile CDNs 2.0: Opportunities and Challenges (STL Presentation)
  CDNs 2.0: should telcos compete with Akamai?
  Broadband 2.0: Mobile CDNs and video distribution
  Mobile Broadband Economics: LTE 'Not Enough'
  LTE & Wholesale: Time to Get Aggressive?
  Public Wifi: Destroying LTE/Mobile Value?
  Net Neutrality 2.0: Don't Block the Pipe, Lubricate the Market
  Future Broadband: “Happy Pipes": worth $416Bn by 2020?
  Optimising Mobile Broadband Economics: Key Issues and Next Steps
  LTE: 'Longer Term Enthusiasm'?
  New Strategy Report: Mobile, Fixed and Wholesale Broadband Business Models
  Mobile & Fixed Broadband Business Models: Four Strategy Scenarios
  Fixing Wireless Data Network Economics
  New Opportunities in Online Content Distribution
  Dealing with the Wireless Data Explosion
  LTE: Late, Tempting, and Elusive
  Online Video vs Broadband: a symbiotic relationship?
  Mobile Broadband: Urgent need for new business models
  Technical Architecture 2.0 - On-Demand Networks & OSS-BSS, User Profiles, Enabling Services
  Video Distribution 2.0 - Time to fix the fundamentals
  Online Video Distribution: how will the market play out?
  Beyond Bundling: Growth Strategies for Fixed and Mobile Broadband - "Winning the $250Bn delivery game"
  Mobile NGN - a Real Telco 2.0 Opportunity?
  Beyond bundling: the future of broadband