Dean Bubley is the Founder of Disruptive Analysis, an independent technology industry analyst and consulting firm. An analyst with over 20 years’ experience, he primarily specialises in wireless, mobile, Internet and telecoms fields, with further expertise in certain aspects of the broader technology industry.
He advises clients through published research reports, private advisory workshops & consulting projects, social media, and speaking engagements. He works with operators, vendors, regulators, investors and industry associations

His present focus is on:

  • Mobile technology, especially the evolution of 3G/4G/5G mobile broadband, service provider business models, OTT services, WiFi, IMS/VoLTE/RCS, mobile device architecture, mobile software, SDN/NFV, applications ecosystems and enterprise mobility
  • The Future of Voice & Video, including WebRTC, consumer & enterprise voice and messaging, UC, peak telephony, communications APIs, cloud voice and Hypervoice

He provides clients with advice and analytical opinion on topics such as business models validation, technology innovation and go-to-market strategies, “addressable market sizing”, planning and due diligence.

Recent work has included:

  • Ongoing reports & updates on WebRTC technology and adoption
  • Reports on non-neutral mobile broadband business models
  • A study on the role of Telecom Operators as OTT-style service providers
  • A series of Masterclasses on “The Future of Voice”
  • Publication of White Papers and Reports on WebRTC, cloud-based media servers, policy management, mobile data offload & other issues
  • Presentations on WebRTC, Unified Communications (UCaaS) & Future of Voice

He was formerly an equity analyst, covering communications and software stocks with Granville Baird, the UK arm of US-based investment bank Robert W. Baird. Prior to that, he had spent eight years at UK research firm Datamonitor, where he co-founded the company’s Technology business unit, directly managed the Internet & Networking competency area and custom consulting operations, and held the titles of Chief Analyst and Director of Consulting.

Mr Bubley has extensive experience in both published analytical research and bespoke consultancy, and regularly speaks at industry conferences and events, and writes the well-known Disruptive Wireless industry blog. He also works collaboratively with various partner organisations, including the Telco 2.0 Initiative, Alan Quayle and Martin Geddes Consulting. He holds a BA in Physics from Keble College, Oxford University.