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.