Gartner Research

The Impact of Brexit on Your Networking and Telecommunications Service Strategy

Published: 12 August 2016

ID: G00313577

Analyst(s): Leif-Olof Wallin, Bill Menezes , Katja Ruud , Neil Rickard

Summary

With the U.K.'s recent vote to leave the European Union, enterprise telecom service negotiators who are sourcing or renegotiating telecom services contracts in Europe must strategically assess and plan for the near- and long-term impacts of three distinct Brexit scenarios.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • The vote for Brexit is causing uncertainty and a dramatic decline in the exchange rate between the pound and other currencies, requiring telecom service negotiators to re-examine their current telecom contracts
  • Scenario No. 1: Brexit happens within two to three years, but the deal results in close ties with the EU, without telecom service negotiators needing to pursue much change in current networking and telecom arrangements
    • Networking
    • Roaming
  • Scenario No. 2: Brexit happens within two to three years, but with a bigger separation (such as a Canada-type deal) or even a WTO-level relationship, requiring telecom service negotiators to review and revise their telecom provider contracts for both jurisdictions and currencies
    • Networking
    • Roaming
  • Scenario No. 3: Brexit does not happen for five years or more, allowing telecom service providers to continue with "business as usual"
    • Fixed and Mobile Voice and Data Services
    • Roaming

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