Now in a post "basic smartphone service" industry, telcos need to move into value added services. Facilitated by telecom networks becoming software-defined, managed by AI, and delivered in 5G and soon 6G air interfaces, the next set of opportunities are around differentiated services and premium networks. What are the associated services and apps. How will telcos manage to bill for these differentiated service levels? This lunchtime session includes an interactive discussion around the topic and will introduce a few startups innovating in this segment.

  • Date: 11/14/2023 10:30 AM
  • Location: Mayfield in Menlo Park, CA, USA (Map)
  • More Info: Virtual Meeting room available to Telecom Council members




Telecom Council members representing major telcos and their telecom vendor partners meet monthly in Silicon Valley to review new technologies and a handful of telecom, wireless, and IoT companies and solutions coming out of the technology industry's entrepreneurial community across the globe.


Today's agenda starts with a private member meeting to meet a few new technologly companies followed by a public session on Premium Networks and Differentiated Services which is open to non-members to attend. Special thanks to the members for running the Q&A at this meeting.


Although the Call for Speakers is now closed, some opportunities available to market leaders, topic experts and startups innovating in this segment are still available, including in-room demo and meeting tables. If open, options will be available during registration.


For years, customers have expected telecoms to offer them more, but for the same price - the expectation that, as technology advanced, their quality of experience would track accordingly. But the game shifted sometime after LTE. Once customers can reliably enjoy data speeds as fast as they can consume, audio and video that stream effortlessly with sufficiently low latency to eliminate buffering, those basic needs are fully met.

And so, the next set of services telecoms offer should be differentiated and not in the basic bundle, sold à la carte to whomever needs them, and at a premium price.


Monthly Innovation Review meetings are closed to non-members, the public and media. Guest passes for future members may be available on a fit and capacity basis. Regular participants include tech scouts, innovation strategy, partnership executives and corporate development delegates from:

  • Mobile Network Operators
  • Fixed and Cable Network Operators 
  • Communications Equipment Vendors
  • Handset and IoT Manufacturers
  • ...AND, see the growing list of this month's registered attendees when linked above