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Our research drives change in the telecoms industry through deep and creative analysis coupled with practical recommendations that enable our clients to make real improvements in their businesses.

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Executive briefing service

Answers the most valuable questions on the C-level agenda. Twenty new reports a year, plus access to previous reports. Highlights threats, opportunities and leading case studies in and beyond telecoms, and includes top-level reports from our research streams

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Executive briefing service

Answers the most valuable questions on the C-level agenda. Twenty new reports a year, plus a database of 300+. Highlights threats, opportunities and leading case studies in and beyond telecoms, and includes top-level reports from our research streams

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NFV/SDN

NFV/SDN

Around 8 reports a year

Telco networks are transforming into software-based platforms, particularly through technologies such as NFV and SDN. This stream considers how telcos should adapt their strategy, organisations and networks. Includes a comprehensive tracker database of live deployments updated each quarter that’s supported by one global, and three regional, analytical reports per year

The data intelligence you can expect from our NFV tracker

NFV/SDN

Around 8 reports a year

Telco networks are transforming into software-based platforms, particularly through technologies such as NFV and SDN. This stream considers how telcos should adapt their strategy, organisations and networks. Includes a comprehensive tracker database of live deployments updated each quarter that’s supported by one global, and three regional, analytical reports per year

The data intelligence you can expect from our NFV tracker

Telco 2.0 Transformation

Telco 2.0 transformation

Around 8 reports a year

How telcos and their partners should manage the commercial, technical and financial aspects of business model transformation. Leveraging analysis and case studies within and beyond the telecoms industry, this stream gives clear, practical recommendations for board-level executives, strategists, finance managers, business unit and product owners, technologists, innovators, and investors who want to drive change

(Re)Connecting with consumers

(Re)Connecting with consumers

Around 8 reports a year

These reports help telcos maintain relevance and build value with consumers by delivering compelling content, commerce and communications services. The stream explores how telcos can compete and co-operate with key internet players in entertainment, connected cars, fintech, the smart home and other growth markets

Telco 2.0 transformation

Around 8 reports a year

How telcos and their partners should manage the commercial, technical and financial aspects of business model transformation. Leveraging analysis and case studies within and beyond the telecoms industry, this stream gives clear, practical recommendations for board-level executives, strategists, finance managers, business unit and product owners, technologists, innovators, and investors who want to drive change

(Re)Connecting with consumers

Around 8 reports a year

These reports help telcos maintain relevance and build value with consumers by delivering compelling content, commerce and communications services. The stream explores how telcos can compete and co-operate with key internet players in entertainment, connected cars, fintech, the smart home and other growth markets

Growing enterprise revenues

Growing enterprise revenues

Around 8 reports a year

How can telcos adapt their offer to address enterprises’ changing needs? This stream identifies disruptive new opportunities for telcos across industry verticals as they transform, and how to apply technologies like 5G, virtualisation and IoT to address them. Our insight also explores potential B2B opportunities for telcos in emerging technologies like NFV, blockchain and digital twins

Network futures

Network futures

Around 8 reports a year

How will technology innovation, new use cases and regulatory change impact how telcos and others build and operate networks? This stream is indispensable for CTO officers, strategy and finance leads, vendor product management and government affairs. Covering 5G, WiFi, fibre, LPWA, spectrum, wholesale and private networks and more, the stream’s reports cover the interplay between different technologies, deployment models and emergent value chains

Growing enterprise revenues

Around 8 reports a year

How can telcos adapt their offer to address enterprises’ changing needs? This stream identifies disruptive new opportunities for telcos across industry verticals as they transform, and how to apply technologies like 5G, virtualisation and IoT to address them. Our insight also explores potential B2B opportunities for telcos in emerging technologies like NFV, blockchain and digital twins

Network futures

Around 8 reports a year

How will technology innovation, new use cases and regulatory change impact how telcos and others build and operate networks? This stream is indispensable for CTO officers, strategy and finance leads, vendor product management and government affairs. Covering 5G, WiFi, fibre, LPWA, spectrum, wholesale and private networks and more, the stream’s reports cover the interplay between different technologies, deployment models and emergent value chains

Make the research work for you

Our research is guided by you. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, let us know what topics you need insight on.

Make the research work for you

Our research is guided by you. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, let us know what topics you need insight on.

Why STL Partners?

Real engagement

Our reports are good, but they’re only part of the service. Sometimes you’ll want to discuss how they apply to your situation, validate assumptions or challenge our conclusions. Unlike some other analysts, we’ve never turned down a request to help or talk things through.

Real insight

To lead a better way forward you need to be ahead of the curve. STL Partners has demonstrated its ability to anticipate trends and disruptions before others.

Early warning of disruptions and innovations include:

  • Coverage of important technological and commercial changes: Telco Cloud (2010), NFV (2012), Edge and AI (2016)
  • Calling the downfall of Blackberry (2008), the threat of GAFA to voice and messaging (2010), and the decline of European voice and messaging revenues (2012)

Original thinking:

  • The Coordination Age (2018), defines a holistic new strategic context and opportunity for telecoms
  • Dealing with the Disruptors (2012), outlined the strategic threats and opportunities from Google, Apple, Facebook and co., and how to approach them
  • The Telco 2.0 two-sided telecoms business model (2006), paved the way for new ‘platform’ business models in advertising, financial services, identity, cloud, edge, etc.

Real experience and real talent

You need to inspire and challenge your organisation’s thinking to move it forward. Our team brings a unique mixture of experienced telco execs and bright and driven digital natives with deep expertise in the specific domains. We all have the guts, creativity and desire to drive real change, and look well beyond the telecoms industry for ideas.

Real quality

Our clients have limited time and attention, so we are crisp. Equally, they want well-argued and supported insight. We don’t publish anything until it meets both criteria.

“The quality of STL Partners’ analysis is exceptional.”
Senior Research Buyer, major telecoms operator

Far more than a simple subscription

  • Time with our analysts to talk through the material and themes in more detail
  • Access to all previously published material in the stream(s) you’re subscribed to
  • Combine streams to save money and get even more value

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