MWC19: What really happened and what to do about it

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Over-focus on 5G was a distraction from fundamental changes in the world economy that telcos should prioritise in their strategies, investments and actions. What are the opportunities, and what should telcos, vendors and the GSMA do about it?


Format: PDF filePages: 20 pagesCharts: 08Author: Andrew CollinsonPublication Date: March 2019

Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Mobile World Congress 2019
  • The Coordination Age: A fundamental change in the world economy
  • Dr Che’s triangle of needs
  • Accelerated evolution: Technologies versus problems solved
  • What’s happening now?
  • Signs of change at MWC 2019
  • Where are the telcos?
  • Vendors: Going any which way to enterprise
  • What should operators do?
  • Change the mindset
  • Make 5G pay
  • Get smarter in enterprise
  • How the GSMA should evolve MWC2020
  • Next steps for STL Partners

Table of Figures

  • Figure 1: Global demand and supply trends are driving the Coordination Age
  • Figure 2: Dr Che’s triangle – successful future strategies will serve three goals
  • Figure 3: How production is changing in the Coordination Age
  • Figure 4: Every picture tells a story – growing transport industry presence at MWC 2019
  • Figure 5: Elisa Automate at MWC 2019
  • Figure 6: Deutsche Telekom CEO Tim Höttges at MWC 2019
  • Figure 7: Increasing telecoms capital investment is yielding lower and lower returns
  • Figure 8: Three new telecoms industry business models

Technologies and industry terms referenced include: 5G, automotive, Coordination age, digital transformation, edge, Enterprise Services, Innovation, IoT, mwc