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Future of the Network

New Technologies, New Processes, New Revenues

The Future of the Network stream delivers ongoing research focused on the case for future investments in the network to drive new revenues, and key disruptive forces acting on it including technologies (5G, WiFi, Fttx, LoRa, etc), regulation, spectrum, etc.

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The stream addresses two key questions for forward network strategies (for e.g. 4G/5G, FTTx, WiFi, SDN/NFV, IoT networks, etc.).

  • What is the business case for future investment in the network?

  • What are the disruptive forces acting on the network?.

Delivering timely independent insight to the most important issues and identifying the key issues and actions for telcos/CSPs, their partners, and the wider TMT ecosystem, the Future of the Network Stream brings the latest thinking, expert analysis and real world examples, and comprises:

  • c.10 new 10-50 page premium Executive Briefings issued throughout the year to keep you fully briefed on the very latest in thinking and industry practice (agenda here)
  • A searchable database of c.30 Telco 2.0 research and analysis reports listed below.
  • Access to Telco 2.0™ analyst support so that you can validate assumptions / discuss key thoughts and options.

Please see below for current content, here for the agenda, and contact us at to find out more.

New Content (Use "Search" or "more articles" to find more)

  4G Roll Out Analysis: Winning Strategies and 5G Implications
  AT&T: Fast Pivot to the NFV Future
  Connectivity for telco IoT / M2M: Are LPWAN & WiFi strategically important?
  Do network investments drive creation & sale of truly novel services?
  How 5G is Disrupting Cloud and Network Strategy Today
  Gigabit Cable Attacks This Year
  Key Questions for The Future of the Network, Part 2: Forthcoming Disruptions
  Key Questions for NextGen Broadband Part 1: The Business Case
  Future of the Network: Agenda 2015
  Winning Strategies: Differentiated Mobile Data Services
  Free-T-Mobile: Disruptive Revolution or a Bridge Too Far?
  Triple-Play in the USA: Infrastructure Pays Off
  Software Defined Networking (SDN): A Potential 'Game Changer'
  LTE: APAC and US ‘Leading The Experience’
  Mobile Broadband 2.0: The Top Disruptive Innovations
  The value of "Smart Pipes" to mobile network operators
  'Under-The-Floor' (UTF) Players: threat or opportunity?
  APAC Nov/Dec 2011 Brainstorm - Mobile Broadband Economics
  LTE: Less Transforming than Expected
  CDN 2.0: Introduction to CDNs/ADNs (STL Presentation)
  CDN: The Value of Scaling CDN & the Role of Telco Federation (Cisco Presentation)
  Mobile CDNs 2.0: Opportunities and Challenges (STL Presentation)
  CDNs 2.0: should telcos compete with Akamai?
  Broadband 2.0: Mobile CDNs and video distribution
  Mobile Broadband Economics: LTE 'Not Enough'
  LTE & Wholesale: Time to Get Aggressive?
  Public Wifi: Destroying LTE/Mobile Value?
  Net Neutrality 2.0: Don't Block the Pipe, Lubricate the Market
  Future Broadband: “Happy Pipes": worth $416Bn by 2020?
  Optimising Mobile Broadband Economics: Key Issues and Next Steps
  LTE: 'Longer Term Enthusiasm'?
  New Strategy Report: Mobile, Fixed and Wholesale Broadband Business Models
  Mobile & Fixed Broadband Business Models: Four Strategy Scenarios
  Fixing Wireless Data Network Economics
  New Opportunities in Online Content Distribution
  Dealing with the Wireless Data Explosion
  LTE: Late, Tempting, and Elusive
  Online Video vs Broadband: a symbiotic relationship?
  Mobile Broadband: Urgent need for new business models
  Technical Architecture 2.0 - On-Demand Networks & OSS-BSS, User Profiles, Enabling Services
  Video Distribution 2.0 - Time to fix the fundamentals
  Online Video Distribution: how will the market play out?
  Beyond Bundling: Growth Strategies for Fixed and Mobile Broadband - "Winning the $250Bn delivery game"
  Mobile NGN - a Real Telco 2.0 Opportunity?
  Beyond bundling: the future of broadband