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Blockchain prospects in telecoms, IoT & networking

Part of Disruptive Technologies for Telcos & CSPs

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Course Overview

Can blockchain adoption make meaningful impacts on telecoms revenues, costs or operational effectiveness over the next few years? There are dozens of distributed-ledger projects and initiatives already in play, and there is huge interest from all sectors of the telco, IoT and network vendor community.

This training day will discuss the opportunity, but crucially the state of adoption and pilots, the hows and whys behind applications, and the emerging telco blockchain landscape, all with a dose of realism to offset the hype.

Register by 8th May - Pay £450

London: 12 June



Programme Agenda


Understanding blockchain, the technology and essential terminology


Understanding blockchain’s applications, uses, benefits and limitations in telecommunications, IoT, networks and enterprise communications


Evaluating the blockchain landscape and ecosystem for potential solution, providers and partners


Building the business case or proposals for adoption of blockchain solutions on realistic timescales

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain a detailed understanding of blockchains & distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) and their technical basics
  • Distinguish between public and private use-cases of blockchain, and the role of cryptocurrencies / tokens
  • Discover the state of blockchain’s application inside telcos, networks and IoT, whilst outlining hurdles for adoption, and defusing the hype

  • Evaluate the fit of decentralised systems with 5G, Wi-Fi, billing systems, NFV, enterprise networks, IoT connectivity and more
  • Understand where, why and how blockchain-enablement offers customer-facing opportunity and revenue potential for telcos and networks
  • Discuss the emerging blockchain service, product, vendor and open-source landscape of offerings relevant to telcos, IoT & networking

  • Understand the broader context for blockchain, such as regulation, or wider adoption of decentralised tokens & cryptocurrencies
  • Appreciate the commercial benefits and opportunities of early pilots, collaborations or full deployments of blockchain offerings

Is it for you?

This course has been specifically designed to educate non-technical telco professionals as they help their organisations offer this new range of services, realise new revenue streams and transform into DSPs.

Technical teams bridging the technical / commercial divide

Designed to enable you to better understand the commercial application and business drivers behind your technology’s application, whilst giving you insight on new disruptive technologies outside your remit.

Innovators, Technology Investigators, Strategists & Planners

This training is designed to give full sight of the technology, telco applications, the emerging service, product and vendor ecosystem before addressing adoption options.

C-Level & Aspiring C-Suite

Onboard, upskill and learn how each technology is a business model disruptor for your organisation and that of your clients.

Course Director

Dean Bubley: Director & Founder, Disruptive Analysis

Dean Bubley (@disruptivedean) is the Founder of Disruptive Analysis, an independent technology industry analyst and consulting firm. An outspoken analyst & futurist with over 25 years’ experience, he specialises in communications, mobile, and telecoms fields. He is one of the leading market observers covering network infrastructure & software, telecom business models, voice/video communications and broadband/spectrum policy. He is known as a contrarian and visionary, often with challenging opinions that go against industry consensus.