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Telecoms, Media and Technology, Information Technology

The Future of Telecoms: Pathways to a Renaissance

Ways to win in the next decade

Barcelona |
Speakers include:
Oliver Bradley

Oliver Bradley

Macquarie Capital

Diego de Miguel

Másmóvil

Nic  Fildes

Nic Fildes

Financial Times

Overview

On behalf of the Financial Times and Oliver Wyman, we regret to inform you that our Future of Telecoms dinner, scheduled to be held in Barcelona on 24 February, will not go ahead as planned.

Telecom operators have spent the last 10 years struggling to survive in a disrupted world dominated by global tech giants, amid costly network deployments and hurdles to meaningful M&A. 

But judging by recent infrastructure finance-backed deals, and valuations for tower and network businesses, it can be argued that there is considerable trapped value in the top operators. 

Could a re-evaluation lead to telcos looking very different ten years from now? What do government initiatives around fibre and 5G mean for funding and policy? Will regulators become more supportive of the sector as citizens demand better and more equal connectivity? Could an easing of competition spell higher valuations? 

This event, co-hosted by the FT and Oliver Wyman during MWC in Barcelona, will bring together leading executives at the world’s leading telecom operators, TMT visionaries and other top experts. They will discuss ways to rejuvenate the industry and its revenue streams in the decade ahead.

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fallback Add to my Calendar 02/24/2020 18:30:0002/24/2020 22:00:00falseThe Future of Telecoms: Pathways to a Renaissance On behalf of the Financial Times and Oliver Wyman, we regret to inform you that our Future of Telecoms dinner, scheduled to be held in Barcelona on 24 February, will not go ahead as planned.Telecom operators have spent the last 10 years struggling to survive in a disrupted world dominated by global tech giants, amid costly network deployments and hurdles to meaningful M&A. But judging by recent infrastructure finance-backed deals, and valuations for tower and network businesses, it can be argued that there is considerable trapped value in the top operators. Could a re-evaluation lead to telcos looking very different ten years from now? What do government initiatives around fibre and 5G mean for funding and policy? Will regulators become more supportive of the sector as citizens demand better and more equal connectivity? Could an easing of competition spell higher valuations? This event, co-hosted by the FT and Oliver Wyman during MWC in Barcelona, will bring together leading executives at the world’s leading telecom operators, TMT visionaries and other top experts. They will discuss ways to rejuvenate the industry and its revenue streams in the decade ahead.The-Future-of-Telecoms:-Pathways-to-a-Renaissance-4c3513fbaba4f7aee36a42dbedba52caMM/DD/YYYY

Agenda - 24th Feb

  • 6:30pm
    Registration and Networking Cocktail Reception
  • 7:15pm
    Welcome Remarks
  • 7:35pm
    Keynote address: How can market dynamics support higher operator valuations?

    By increasing the appeal of bundling, operators can build protective moats around their customer bases, potentially altering the entire sector. Do changes in market behaviour imply a change in telecom operators’ strategies as well? Do operators and regulators understand the pros and cons of significantly lower levels of market churn, and lower levels of competition?

  • 8:15pm
    Executive panel: Telecoms in 2030: Reasons to be cheerful?

    Is there room for new innovation in telecoms? What do evolving consumer, government and regulatory priorities mean for an industry that has been losing hope? How will new financing models impact the evolution of a traditional industry that desperately seeks to remain relevant?  What structural changes would be needed for a re-appraisal of sector valuations? What will telecoms look like in 2030?

  • 8:55pm
    Closing remarks and additional networking

Speakers (2)

Oliver Bradley

Oliver Bradley

Managing Director, Digital Infrastructure Investing
Macquarie Capital

Oliver Bradley is Managing Director, Digital Infrastructure Investing at Macquarie Capital, the advisory, capital markets and principal investment arm of Macquarie Group Limited. The Digital Infrastructure team invests directly in and supports the growth of companies that are facilitating the increasing data consumption of businesses and consumers, including fibre networks and data centres.

Prior to re-joining Macquarie in early 2019 (he previously worked at the firm from 2005-2015), Mr Bradley was Corporate Finance Director at CityFibre, where he played a leading role in their transformative FTTH contract with Vodafone, infrastructure debt raise and sale to infrastructure funds.

Before CityFibre, he was a commercial specialist at the Infrastructure and Projects Authority, part of the UK government. There he advised ministers on digital infrastructure policy and was responsible for the Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund, which saw the UK government commit £400m, matched by private sector investors on the same terms, to a commercial investment fund focused on investing in full fibre infrastructure.

Diego de Miguel

Diego de Miguel

Digital Transformation Director
Másmóvil

Chair (1)

Nic  Fildes

Nic Fildes

Telecoms correspondent
Financial Times

Nic Fildes is the FT’s Telecoms Correspondent in London. Originally from Australia, he previously worked at The Times, where he spent seven years as Technology & Communications Editor. He has also worked for The Independent, The Daily Telegraph and Dow Jones Newswires, mostly covering telecoms, technology and media, and the music industry. He has also been published in The Spectator and various specialist music blogs writing about culture. 

Mr Fildes has won the UK Tech (previously TechMARK) journalist of the year award three times.

Venue

Hotel Arts
Marina
Barcelona 19-21 08005

Spain

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Presented by (1)

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. The FT has a record paying readership of one million, three-quarters of which are digital subscriptions. It is part of Nikkei Inc., which provides a broad range of information, news and services for the global business community.

In association with (1)

Oliver Wyman is a global leader in management consulting. With offices in 60 cities across 29 countries, Oliver Wyman combines deep industry knowledge with specialized expertise in strategy, operations, risk management, and organization transformation. The firm has more than 5,000 professionals around the world who work with clients to optimize their business, improve their operations and risk profile, and accelerate their organizational performance to seize the most attractive opportunities. Oliver Wyman is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies [NYSE: MMC].

For more information, visit www.oliverwyman.com.
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