Expert-led webinars for specialist knowledge

Looking for fresh thinking on the telecoms sector? Our webinar content looks at the latest developments in the industry and how you can grow or defend your market. You’ll hear our interpretation of the data and the insight we get from our clients and network of contacts.

Like all our events, we encourage discussion so that you have the chance to pick up on areas most relevant to you.

Forthcoming webinars

Voice-activated speakers have people talking about smart homes again. But Alexa is just a warm-up act for the main event. In this specialist webinar, our experts will review what smart householders really want and how best to provide it.

This webinar complements our recent, well-received research Can telcos create a compelling smart home? in our (Re)Connecting with Consumers research stream.

Presenters: David Pringle, Associate Senior Analyst and guest presenter to be announced

Date: Tuesday 30 April

Time: 4-5pm (London time)

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Virtualisation (NFV) and SDN fundamentally change network infrastructure and service agility. And telcos that act early could gain an advantage. In reality, few operators have taken up the challenge.

So what’s the right approach to match your business needs? How can you gauge when’s the right time to move – and how do you find a helicopter view of what’s happening in the market? Which vendors are selling which solutions, to whom - and why?

In this webinar, we’ll show how - with 5G on the horizon - telco virtualisation is at a tipping point. And look at data from the NFV deployment tracker which aggregates information on commercial deployments globally.

Presenters: Matt Pooley, Senior Consultant and David Martin, Associate Senior Analyst

Date: Wednesday 22 May

Time: 3:30-4:30pm (London time)

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Read more about our presenters and find some of our related research on the NFV webinar page.
Date TBC

In this session, Senior Analyst, Amy Cameron, will look at the business of health. This growing sector offers major opportunities for telcos and partners able to leverage data, service delivery and integration.

Our recent work with TELUS, a Canadian operator, as well as eight other telcos' approach to the healthcare vertical, helps inform the opportunities we'll lay out.

Besides healthcare, Amy is our specialist in AI in telecoms.

Registration details: Coming soon

Presenters: Amy Cameron, Senior Analyst and guest presenter to be announced

Time: TBC

Previous webinars

First broadcast: 12 February 2019

In this invitation-only session, we looked at trends and challenges for the sector for the next few years. This covered changes to the global digital economy, how telcos can work in the enterprise space and some of the zeitgeist opportunities such as smart homes.

Our track record in horizon scanning is strong: a recent example is the recent FT article on telecom income in Europe - you might remember that we’d called this in our 2012 research.

Presenters: Andrew Collinson, Research Director, Amy Cameron, Senior Analyst, David Pringle, Associate Analyst

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First broadcast: 30 January 2019

We opened with near-term technical changes and deployments in 5G and the type of services that could be realised. Following up with business process and strategies for financial planning that could lead to opportunities for growth.

The piece was a real challenge to telcos looking to make improvements to win and retain customers and monetise new opportunities.

Dave Burstein, Editor, Wireless One and Associate Analyst, STL Partners
Chris Barraclough, Director, STL Partners

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First broadcast: 11 December 2018

In this webinar we looked at the opportunities in distributed cloud for telcos and how they could be realised.

Applications developers need to engage to get the most out of the possibilities. We showed a new edge use case related to augmented reality (chosen by user vote ahead of the session). And we looked at the effective business models.

Our guest speaker from MobiledgeX, a leading mobile edge innovator, talked about what they’re achieving and where they see telcos can monetise existing infrastructure investments. Including SDN/NFV transformations and more future-facing investments like MEC.

Dalia Adib, Senior Consultant, STL Partners
Jason Hoffman, Chair, MobiledgeX

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Jason Hoffman's MobiledgeX presentation
Dalia Adib's presentation
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First broadcast: 8 August 2018

This webinar covered our predictions for 5G.

We shared our assessment of the opportunities and barriers - including how and when it will impact different markets. How 5G will change the shape of the industry may not be what you expect, especially how it combines with other technologies and industry trends.

Topics include:
* Realistic deployment and uptake timelines
* Verticals and use-cases
* Role of enterprise / private networks
* Fit with NFV, WiFi, edge computing and AI
* Impact of geopolitics, spectrum regulation and lobbying

Andrew Collinson, Research Director, STL Partners
Dean Bubley, Associate Analyst, STL Partners

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First broadcast: 12 December 2017

In this webinar, we discussed the extent of live NFV deployments by operators in Europe and North America.

We assessed the various strategic and tactical plays available to those looking to keep on track with their virtualisation programme. There were also insights from our work with operators worldwide and our growing NFV deployment tracker research stream.

Matt Pooley, Consultant, STL Partners
David Martin, Associate Analyst, STL Partners

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All our webinars can be tailored to your company and delivered in house, either in small groups or town halls. Speak to your account manager or get in touch to find out more.