Dean Bubley

Director Disruptive Analysis

Dean Bubley founded Disruptive Analysis, an independent technology industry analyst and consulting firm based in London. He also jointly runs the Disruptive 6G initiative. An outspoken and contrarian analyst & futurist with over 25 years of experience, he specializes in mobile and telecoms fields, with an eye on the broader technological, governmental, and societal contexts.

Dean is one of the leading market observers and forecasters covering 5G, 6G, Wi-Fi, edge/cloud computing, enterprise private networks, IoT, new telecom business models, voice/video communications, and broadband/spectrum policy. Mr. Bubley’s clients include many of the world’s leading telecom operators, vendors, regulators, and industry associations, conducting advisory projects & internal workshop exercises. Additionally, Dean acts as associate director of Network Futures research at STL Partners.

Mr. Bubley was formerly an equity analyst covering communications stocks with the investment bank Robert W. Baird. Before that, he spent eight years at the UK research firm Datamonitor as Chief Analyst. He holds a BA in Physics from Keble College, Oxford University.