Telecom in 2018: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

Sponsored by: GlobalData

Focused on:

  • 5g
  • Ai
  • Convergent Experiences
  • Programmable Networking

Date: 19 December


Time: 4PM London/11AM New York

Predictions for Telecom Networks and Services in 2018 Beyond the Ones Everybody Already Knows

The end of the year is a natural occasion to pause and spend time thinking about what lies ahead in the coming year. Across the telecom ecosystem, predicting next year’s trends is more than a trivial exercise. It’s a crucial part of planning: planning for new launches that exploit market trends; planning for strategic shifts that accommodate those trends; planning for competitive responses in light of them.

In reality, however, most of the “big picture” trends of 2018 are already well known. After all, these trends will build on the services, technologies and innovations rolled out across the previous year. More important, then, are the less obvious predictions – the implications and consequences of the trends we already know.

Across the telecom and IT market’s Global Data has identified six major strategic themes which will shape 2018.
• Artificial and Augmented Intelligence
• 5G Commercialization
• IoT Monetization
• Pervasive Security Integration
• Programmable Networking
• Convergent Experiences

Whether you’re building the services of tomorrow, or the networks and platforms that support those services, all of these themes will impact your business in some way in 2018. We will help you understand how these trends will impact your business, and provide prediction and expectations that go beyond the obvious.

Join Global Data’s Telecom leadership team as we share our insights into what 2018 promises – setting the strategic agenda for telecom suppliers and buyers for the year to come.

Presented by

Peter Jarich,

Chief Analyst

Peter and his analyst team monitor and evaluate activities in the markets for Consumer Services and Devices, Digital Media, Fixed Access, IP Services, Mobile Access, and Transport and Routing Infrastructure, Telecom Vendor Services, and overall coverage of the Mobile Ecosystem. Additionally, Peter reports on developments impacting mobile infrastructure and mobile networking: 2G, 3G and 4G RAN and packet core along with mobile TV, metro-scale WiFi operator monetization strategies.

John Byrne,

Service Director, Global Telecom Technology and Software

John and his analyst team monitor and evaluate activities in the markets for Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband/Multiplay Infrastructure, IP Services Infrastructure, Transport and Routing Infrastructure, Optical Infrastructure, Telecom Vendor Services, and the Service Enablement Ecosystem. He has more than 15 years of experience as a technology analyst with considerable experience identifying new market trends and business opportunities, and assisting clients on market positioning and product/strategy development.

Ozgur Aytar,

Director of Research

Ozgur oversees GlobalData's advisory portfolio and Strategy and Innovation research practice, which drives the company's thematic research agenda. Ozgur has 17 years of experience in providing advisory and consulting services to telecom operators, regulators and leading equipment vendors, focusing on broadband technologies, digital services and operator business models. She has led many consulting engagements assisting clients in market opportunity assessment, competitor analysis and developing positioning strategies and business models.

Emma Mohr-McClune,

Service Director, Global Consumer Group

Emma leads the GlobalData Consumer Group team and research coverage. The team’s remit spans the evolution of fixed, wireless, bundled and digital services, together with the development of the carrier services ecosystem, platforms and connected devices markets.

Key Learning Objectives

  • What telecom market dynamics will drive customer demands in 2018?
  • IoT, Analytics, and 5G were all hyped in 2017. Will 2018 see their potential realized?
  • If service convergence is about more than telecom bundling, what does that mean for operators and their vendors?
  • How will the top trends of 2018 impact service providers and vendors in 2019…and beyond?


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  • Marketing
  • Product Management
  • Sales
  • Competitive Intelligence