Telecoms Strategy and Forecast


This programme looks at long-term transformation themes within the telecoms market and analyses what they mean for operator strategies. It focuses on issues that will have a major impact on operators’ businesses in the coming decades; and analyses the implications for operator strategies and investment patterns, and consequently for the vendors selling to them.


  • Sustainability. Analysis of how operators and vendors can improve their sustainability strategies and execution.
  • 6G. An in-depth look at how visions for 6G networks are coalescing, and what 6G will mean for operators and vendors.
  • Operator evolution. How will telecoms operators evolve over the next 10 to 20 years?

Questions answered

  • Environmental, social and governance (ESG). How do operators, infrastructure providers and vendors compare with their peers in terms of their environmental, social and governance performance, and the ESG strategies they are establishing?
  • Sustainability strategy. How can operators, infrastructure providers and vendors improve their sustainability strategies, and what are the costs and benefits of doing so?
  • 6G. What will 6G look like, and what capabilities will 6G bring to mobile networks?
  • 6G. How might key features of 6G networks make a difference to operators’ prospects?
  • Future telecoms operators. How will operators’ network investments, organisational structures and service portfolios evolve in the long-term? What does that mean for investors, vendors and the operators themselves?

Research Director Simon Sherrington

Simon Sherrington Research Director