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NETWORK FUTURES

How to adapt and compete in a new era

Re-think Networks as a Disruptor

The most “traditional” element of telecoms is undergoing radical change. New entrants, new spectrum policies, and growing breadth of customer needs are changing the industry landscape.

5G / public networks are no longer the “lead actor” in solving enterprises’ challenges, and consumers demands continue to evolve.

Our Network Futures Service covers what you need to know and do about it, providing a roadmap for new network ownership, regulation and partnership models, and insights. into new technologies, industry dynamics and new players.

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Fibre for 5G and edge: Who does it and how to build it? Research

Fibre for 5G and edge: Who does it and how to build it?

There is now a valuable but specialised opportunity in building out fibre to support small 5G cells in high value

Enterprise Wi-Fi 6/7 is here to stay: 5G is not enough Research

Enterprise Wi-Fi 6/7 is here to stay: 5G is not enough

Wi-Fi will retain its preeminent position for enterprise in-building connectivity, despite hype about 5G. New Wi-Fi 6/6E/7 generations are game-changers

6G: Hype versus reality Research

6G: Hype versus reality

There is a proliferation of reports on the potential technologies and use cases that will be part of the 6G

Closing the digital divide: How regional ISPs should innovate Articles

Closing the digital divide: How regional ISPs should innovate

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the severity of the digital divide globally, which cannot be solved by large telecoms operators alone.

The emergence of service providers Articles

The emergence of service providers

The emergence of new service providers will challenge traditional telcos and constrain network monetisation going forward.

AI & automation for telcos: Mapping the financial value Research

AI & automation for telcos: Mapping the financial value

In this report we update our initial model of the potential financial value of adding analytics, AI and automation (A3)

The new telcos: A field guide Research

The new telcos: A field guide

Telecoms is too important to leave up to traditional fixed and mobile operators. Thanks to the “democratisation” of shared spectrum,

Eight barriers telcos face in achieving network convergence Articles

Eight barriers telcos face in achieving network convergence

Network convergence is not a new concept and is one that has been consistently explored and often pursued by CSPs

Revisiting convergence: How to address the growth imperative Research

Revisiting convergence: How to address the growth imperative

The forces of divergence and convergence have shifted in favour of the latter, with the move to cloud native and

Airports: The roles of 5G & private networks Research

Airports: The roles of 5G & private networks

Airports are complex, multi-sector, multi-application, multi-stakeholder sites. They hold opportunities for both public & private 5G networks, although telcos need

Private networks: Lessons so far and what next Research

Private networks: Lessons so far and what next

We explore the recent developments in the private network market, regulatory activities and policies on local and shared spectrum, and

Telstra’s journey in commercialising 5G Research

Telstra’s journey in commercialising 5G

This is part 3 of a 3-part series taking an in-depth look at how 5G pioneers have evolved their approaches

Dean Bubley

Associate Director

dean.bubley@stlpartners.com