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5G & MVNOs: Exploring the 5G Growth Opportunity

Virtual Classroom: 24 June 2021

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Course Overview

As 5G launches across global markets there is an as yet untapped opportunity for MVNOs to embrace the new and exciting use cases that 5G connectivity can unlock.

The course will cover the important 5G technologies and how these unlock new use cases for the industry, the opportunities that 5G can deliver for MVNOs including FWA (fixed wireless access) connected cities, private networks and the huge IoT opportunity, including some of the latest cutting edge industry case studies. It will also explore some of the challenges MVNOs may face including the impact of 5G on commercial models and how they can lobby their host network to give them 5G access.

Super Early Bird Price: £399

DATE: 24 June 2021

PRICE: £599

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Why choose this course?

Course Benefits

  • Understand the different 5G technologies and how these enable new use cases
  • Be able to understand where the opportunities are for their individual businesses
  • Recognise the benefits and the challeneges that 5G can deliver
  • Be able to build a plan to engage their host operator and build a strong case for 5G access
  • Have mastered developing a business model canvas for a range of 5G opportunities
  • Have practical case studies and reference data to inform their 5G strategy

Who is it for?

This programme is targeted specifically at the MVNO industry,  MVNO’s, vendors, wholesaling operators and regulators, and will explore the benefits, and in some cases challenges of bringing a 5G proposition to market.

Programme Content

  • Introduction to the Global MVNO market & value chain
  • 5G technologies and their key benefits
  • What opportunities does 5G offer MVNOs
  • Managing operator resistance to MVNO 5G access
  • Commercial Impacts of 5G

Learning Outcomes

Benefits for Professionals

  • Understand the different 5G technologies and how these enable new use cases
  • Be able to understand where the opportunities are for their individual businesses
  • Recognise the benefits and the challeneges that 5G can deliver
  • Be able to build a plan to engage their host operator and build a strong case for 5G access
  • Have mastered developing a business model canvas for a range of 5G opportunities
  • Have practical case studies and reference data to inform their 5G strategy

Benefits For Your Organisation

  • Upskill your team on the next big opportunity in telecoms
  • Ensure that your business is prepared for 5G and can build a 5G strategy
  • Have the practical tools to enable quality discussions with operators about getting 5G access. Demonstrate how this can be mutually beneficial for both organisations

Course Directors

James Gray

Managing Director, Graystone Strategy

James is an experienced commentator and advisor in the MVNO and telecoms industry with over 25 years experience working in marketing and commercial C level roles at operators and MVNOs.

James is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing & The Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing. He has worked with MVNOs globally including clients in Kenya, Somalia, Mexico, Greece as well as the UK and Ireland. Recently James has worked with a mobile network operator defining their MVNO and 5G strategy.

Erick O’Connor

Commercial and Technology Strategy, Graystone Strategy

Erick is an extremely experienced advisor to companies and governments on commercial and telecoms strategy. Erick holds an MBA from the University of Bath and a BSc from City University in Electrical & Electronic Engineering.

He previously held senior management positions at Motorola’s global GSM Infrastructure group as well as at Inktomi. The purchase of Inktomi by Yahoo! in 2002 led Erick to co-found and raise funding for DotDash, the first pan-European MVNO to address corporate customers