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The Future of Connectivity

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Network-connected device types are multiplying, bringing important implications for the ecosystem of wired and wireless technologies, products, and services that will provide a foundation for tomorrow's digital economy. This creates new demands on the suppliers of connectivity, the providers of related devices and services, and the ability of industries to use their innovations to gain competitive advantage.

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5G deployment: The chance to lead for a decade

The world’s economy is at another pivotal moment where a key catalyst for growth will be wireless connectivity enabled by 5G deployment. The introduction of 5G technology makes possible the connection and interaction of billions of devices of almost any kind that will impact every element of daily life.

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Finding the right answers

Technological savvy may not be enough to address the challenges of the future. And while speed matters, it's no substitute for knowing which direction you should be running in. Organizations will need to ask the right questions and develop a holistic strategy based on the answers.

For established players already operating in a capital-intensive environment, key questions will center on growth and return on investment. For example, how will you reduce operating expenses to support compressed capital investment cycles? For new market entrants, understanding your role in the future landscape becomes critical. Where do you fit? How do you determine and execute a bold new move that positions your organization for success? What should your timing be?

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How we can help

Deloitte can help you answer important questions about the role of connectivity in your organization's future. And we can help you act.

We offer comprehensive solutions that can address your business and technology objectives across a wide range of needs:

  • "Design to build" projects such as spectrum planning and deployment
  • "Build to operate" projects such as IoT network and platform enablement
  • "Operate to maintain" projects such as ecosystem business design and implementation.

Our approach looks across your enterprise to address business strategy, your business model, your business capabilities, your operating model, and the infrastructure required to support your vision.

By leveraging our deep industry experience, leading practices, preconfigured solutions, and a global network of business and technology professionals, Deloitte ultimately can help you accelerate results and deliver new value no matter where you are in your journey.

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A quick take on the future of connectivity

What is the future of connectivity? There’s a dramatic acceleration currently under way. Network-connected device types are multiplying, bringing important implications for the ecosystem of wired and wireless technologies, products, and services—all providing a foundation for tomorrow’s digital economy. As the future of connectivity takes shape, organizations need to ask the right questions. Are you ready?

Recent perspectives:
us-network-of-networks-130x130.jpg (130×130) A network of networks: How will carriers handle the evolution to 5G?
5G technology represents a real leap forward, promising vastly increased bandwidth. But carriers looking to capitalize with new offerings need to consider where and how to invest in equipment and more—and account for new security issues and rising consumer expectations for streaming video.
us-doted-lights-130x130.jpg (130×130) Deloitte Flashpoint: New considerations for communications service providers 
How can you prepare for a shift in communications networking architecture? Take a closer look at the key points to keep in mind about software-defined networks and network function virtualization.
us-wireless-protocol-130x130.jpg (130×130) Deloitte Flashpoint: New thinking on application and business model design
As connectivity increases and new Internet of Things (IoT) possibilities emerge, questions grow around wireless protocols and their role in enabling new applications and business models. Explore key issues at play with today’s wireless network protocols.
How much is spectrum worth?
Spectrum is at the core of wireless service providers’ business. But with 5G networks on the way, those providers—and investors—need to rethink how they value spectrum. Accurate valuation allows telecoms to make better-informed decisions about new technologies and improve their operational capabilities.

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Dan Littmann

Dan Littmann

Principal | Technology, Media & Telecommunications

A Deloitte Consulting LLP principal, Dan specializes in helping clients within the telecommunications industry define growth strategies and accelerate the launch of new products and services. He devel... More

Jack Fritz

Jack Fritz

Senior manager | Deloitte Consulting

Jack is a senior manager in Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Technology, Media, and Telecommunications (TMT) Strategy practice and is a leader of the Firm’s Future of Connectivity practice area. Jack’s work ... More

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