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NETWORK INNOVATION

If using the network as an engine of growth is an area of interest and challenge, our insights can help

MAKE NETWORK INNOVATION THE ENGINE OF GROWTH

The networking business is marked by ever more rapid cycles of technological innovation, at every layer: transformation of legacy, physical network elements into disaggregated cloud software and hardware components, and new physical network technologies in both wireless (e.g. 5G/6G, WiFi6/7, satellite) and wireline (e.g. fibre access and optics).

These developments create opportunities for non-telco players to address a growing breadth of customer needs, challenging telcos’ traditional dominance. But they are also a major potential source of new value for telcos, beyond simple connectivity.

Our reports and consulting services help telcos, vendors and others navigate the new, shifting landscape, and plot a course to growth through partnerships, new skills and modes of operation, and innovation.

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Can non-terrestrial networks provide ubiquitous connectivity? Articles

Can non-terrestrial networks provide ubiquitous connectivity?

Non-terrestrial networks have become a hot topic amongst telcos, with many suggesting that they hold the key to unlocking ubiquitous

Finding value from AI, analytics and automation (A3) in the telco network Research

Finding value from AI, analytics and automation (A3) in the telco network

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

Advancing sustainability through network automation Research

Advancing sustainability through network automation

Operators who neglect sustainability throughout their network automation journeys may miss out on synergistic energy saving opportunities. We explore five

WRC-23: Readout and implications for telcos Research

WRC-23: Readout and implications for telcos

World Radiocommunication Conference 2023 gave telcos some but not all of what they wanted: progress on 5G and 6G spectrum;

AI in telecommunications: Driving network innovation with AI-enabled telcos  Articles

AI in telecommunications: Driving network innovation with AI-enabled telcos 

Artificial Intelligence remains front of mind for businesses as new products and services emerge that enable new, innovative use cases.

Telco Cloud Deployment Tracker Q4 2023: Year-in-review Research

Telco Cloud Deployment Tracker Q4 2023: Year-in-review

2023 concluded with 87 telco cloud deployments in our tracker. In this edition, we present the most popular vendor stacks

​​The role of operators as integrators​  Articles

​​The role of operators as integrators​ 

Traditional telecoms operators are facing flat-lining revenues and are seeking to diversify portfolios by offering integration services to other operators.

Fixed broadband access network disaggregation: State of play Research

Fixed broadband access network disaggregation: State of play

Fixed operators see network disaggregation as a way to reduce deployment and operational costs, remove vendor lock-in, and combine residential,

Accelerating network automation Articles

Accelerating network automation

In response to rising network complexity and expanding volumes of data flows, automation is emerging as a key solution for

Inside the cloud-native telco Research

Inside the cloud-native telco

Telcos are getting moving with cloud-native. We have asked executives at seven such telcos about the process and what it

Webinar: ​​Network innovation: What’s in store for 2024?​ Webinars

Webinar: ​​Network innovation: What’s in store for 2024?​

In this webinar, we pull insights from our recently relaunched Network Innovation practice and present our views on the latest

CASE STUDIES

Juniper: understanding how to achieve telco cloud success

STL Partners helped Juniper to build an insights-led campaign focused on telco cloud, turning insights from an extensive global interview

Dell Technologies: quantifying ROI for advanced analytics

STL Partners helped Dell Technologies to qualify and quantify the impact of their advanced analytics solution on telco operations through

Identifying and evaluating viable NFV partnerships

STL Partners was tasked to identify and evaluate potential “big-bet” partnership opportunities to help the client scale and accelerate traction

Emma Buckland

Principal Analyst

emma.buckland@stlpartners.com

David Martin

Senior Analyst

david.martin@stlpartners.com