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Dean Bubley

Dean Bubley

Founder & Director, Disruptive Analysis

Dean Bubley is the Founder of Disruptive Analysis, an independent technology industry analyst and consulting firm. An outspoken analyst and 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 and 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.

Mr Bubley’s present focus is on 5G network technology, WiFi, spectrum policy, blockchain and distributed ledgers, the ‘future of voice and video’, mobile broadband, developer platforms and contextual communications. He also advises on trends in telco service creation and monetisation, mobile devices, IoT, applications ecosystems, broad futurism and telecoms regulation/policy.

He provides clients with advice and analytical opinion on topics such as business model validation, technology innovation and go-to-market strategies, ‘addressable market sizing’, planning and due diligence. His clients include many of the world’s leading telecom operators, vendors, regulators and industry associations.

Mr Bubley was formerly an equity analyst, covering communications stocks, with the UK arm of investment bank Robert W. Baird. Prior to that, he spent eight years at UK research firm Datamonitor, where he co-founded the company’s technology business, managed the
internet & networking area and custom consulting operations, with roles of chief analyst and director of consulting.

He holds a BA in Physics from Keble College, Oxford University.

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