What’s stopping a ‘network of networks’ working in practice?

Among the different concepts for future networks, there is one that pops up again and again: the ‘network of networks’. Can we create a system which delivers end users a seamless experience regardless of the access technology needed – whether cellular, Wi-Fi, satellite or others? If so, it could be a huge gain for end users’ quality of experience and also for the overall resilience of the systems we have in place now. However, we haven’t managed it up until now.

Join our experts for an hour’s conversation examining:

  • What a network of networks means in theory and practice (e.g. is multi-RAT handover enough? What should it feel like for an end-user and for the operators?)
  • What intermediate stages there might be and what value they would add.
  • What the main roadblocks are, both from a theoretical technical perspective and in practical implementation.

Learn more about this important element in building the next generation of communications and put your questions to the people at the sharp end of making it happen.

Who should listen?

Anyone wanting to gain a global view of the long-term trends in the telecoms industry and how it will interweave with others.

Experts in strategy; competition; technology; regulation; policy. Investors, inventors, academics. Professionals in the cloud, content, IT and satellite industries. Technology strategists from other industries.


Senior Research Director, ABI Research
R&D Engineer, Satellite Technologies, Orange
Principal Wireless Architect, CTO Office, VIAVI Solutions