FutureNet is built with passion and creativity and will deliver unique content that intersects technology and strategy. We will explore the latest technology trends as service providers rethink business models in the new digital world and discover how they can tap into the next wave of growth and opportunity.


Today, cloud and IoT are causing service providers to handle data on an unprecedented scale which is putting enormous pressure on the network. AI offers a real opportunity to address these challenges to provide intelligent network operations and maintenance and will lead to self-healing and self-optimising networks as well as intelligent decision making and reduce delays and errors. Automation is imperative if service providers are going to survive and remain competitive in an ever-increasing connected world.

Service providers are working with a multitude of vendors to address their key challenges around digital transformation and automation. The new dynamic and disruptive ecosystem is providing operators with new opportunities and innovative solutions but also presents a number of key challenges around integration and functionality. The Industry is now recognising the potential of changing the network architecture through the incorporation of telco cloud technologies, general-purpose hardware and programmable network functions, powered by AI and intelligent network automation.

Automation and virtualisation is an industry-level transition. It is no small feat and the whole ecosystem needs to come together to make this happen at the right pace. FutureNet World brings the whole ecosystem together under one roof for 2 days of game changing content, and the event will help guarantee fast paced innovation and evolution of networks of the future through facilitating new partnerships and technology collaborations.

FutureNet World 2020 Event Review by Appledore Research.

In its new virtual form and timing for 2020, does FutureNet World still deliver?

Over the last few years, the FutureNet World has established itself as a solid fixture on the telecom event calendar, attracting an impressive collection of senior operator and vendor speakers from around the world. In its new form and timing for 2020, does it still deliver?

From its beginning, FutureNet has been distinctive in making revolutionary themes central to its agenda, rather than a side track. In particular, AI and Automation.

The event now falls nicely in the calendar between MWCs, and TMForum’s Digital Transformation World, and as such offers a timely opportunity to assess the industry’s work-in-progress on a range of topics. “Work-in-progress” being one of our key takeaway phrases.

Appledore analysts joined the two-day, all on-line event to hear progress reports on a range of topics from AI and automation to Zero-touch Service Management.

Read Appledore’s event takeaways