5G Live #4: Models for Monetising 5G & Edge Computing Investments

Start: Wednesday 15 July 2020 3:00 pm

End: Wednesday 15 July 2020 4:00 pm

Venue: Online Webinar

Webinar Summary

Mobile operators are making huge investments in 5G, and are evaluating how to build the Telco Edge. However, it is unclear how operators will realise returns on their investment with the traditional data subscription business model.

STL Partners will discuss the range of business models that are available to telcos in the enterprise market, demonstrating these through case studies and real-life examples.  STL will leverage the learnings of its research programme and focus on vertical industries and the role of 5G in manufacturing, healthcare, energy, and transport & logistics.

In this webinar, ‘Edge Woman of the Year’ Dalia Adib, Edge Computing Practice Lead and Chris Barraclough, Partner at STL Partners will be presenting on the following:

  • The $1.4 trillion 5G opportunity
  • Why telco financial models inhibit service innovation
  • Potential strategies for addressing the 5G vertical opportunity
  • Examples of telcos successfully investing in a vertical strategy: Telus and Elisa




Further Information


Andrew Milne

Senior Marketing Manager, GSMA

Andrew Milne

Andrew started his marketing career in telecommunications at EE and Virgin Media before joining the GSMA in 2017. With a natural interest and passion in new technologies, Andrew has focused on growing the 5G ecosystem within the GSMA through initiatives such as the Cloud XR Forum, Beta Labs and 5G Operator Platform groups.

In his time at the GSMA, Andrew has led the Future Networks strategic video-first marketing approach, creating and editing content for our diverse global audiences.


Michele Zarri

Technical Director, GSMA

Michele Zarri

Michele Zarri is a Technical Director at the GSMA where he works on advanced technologies and 5G. Michele graduated in telecommunications engineering at University of Pisa (Italy) and completed his studies at King’s College of London (UK).

Before joining the GSMA, Michele worked for Deutsche Telekom where he accrued more than 15 years of experience in the standardisation of mobile technologies. Michele served as chairman of working groups both in 3GPP and GSMA.

Dalia Adib

Principal Consultant & Edge Computing Practice Lead, STL Partners

Dalia Adib

Dalia is a Principal Consultant and the Edge Computing Practice Lead at STL Partners. She has led major consulting projects with technology companies in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific on 5G and edge computing strategies, use cases and commercial models. She co-authored the research report “5G’s impact on manufacturing: $740Bn of benefits in 2030” and “What edge developers want from telcos now”. Outside of 5G and edge computing, she supports clients in areas such as blockchain, digital transformation and IoT.

Chris Barraclough

Partner , STL Partners

Chris Barraclough

Chris is a key contributor to both consulting and research activities at STL Partners and has previously led the Telco 2.0 Transformation stream. He has over 25 years’ experience in strategy and business — 18 of which are in the TMT sector working for operators such as Verizon Business and Orange. Chris has particular interests in strategic analysis, proposition development and the use of financial and operational metrics to manage and govern change. Recently, Chris authored the research reports “5G regulation: Ensuring successful industrial transformation” and “Why CFOs must start to drive telecoms business model change”. Chris holds a MA in English Language and Literature from Oxford.

About STL Partners

STL Partners is a research and consulting firm that helps telcos and their partners innovate, grow and stay ahead of the competition. They provide actionable insights and practical guidance on emerging challenges and opportunities, with a focus on innovation and identifying new sources of growth.

Find out more about STL Partners 

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