Area of expertise: Northern Europe, including Germany, UK and Scandinavia
“As handset subsidies become unsustainable, operators are rapidly turning to new options, such as instalment plans and handset leasing, to get the latest smartphones to consumers. The success of these plans will determine whether operators continue to be the consumer’s partner of choice in selecting devices, or whether they lose that lucrative side of the business.”
Francesco Radicati is a Senior Analyst with Informa Telecoms & Media. He is part of the Europe team, focusing on the key markets of Germany, the UK and the Netherlands, as well as Sweden and Denmark. His areas of interest include handset instalment and financing programs, MVNO and wholesale markets, as well as net neutrality and OTT content for smartphones and tablets.
Francesco joined Informa Telecoms & Media in July 2011. Prior to that, he was the assistant editor for the Regulatory Affairs Journals, which was part of Informa Healthcare. Francesco was also previously a researcher at Nicholas Hall & Company, a consultancy specializing in consumer healthcare.
Francesco holds a Masters degree in journalism from Columbia University in New York.