Telcos with a clear focus on what they are trying to achieve will do better at the risky business of M&A. So who’s buying what, and who’s doing well?
M&A is a key tool in building digital businesses, but is the telco sector investing enough? We examine the key drivers and barriers to telco digital M&A strategies, comparing investment levels to other verticals, and compare and contrast M&A activity with our previous findings.
When Amazon Web Services (AWS) landed in Australia in 2012, everyone expected carnage for Australian carriers. Telstra’s Network Applications & Services division, though, is growing fast and making some interesting moves. How did Telstra do it, and what else can be learned from its successes and its latest moves into the Healthcare market?
Value is squeezed out of industries as they become increasingly digital – i.e. accessed by mobile and online, driven by data and defined by software. We call the collective economic impact of this pressure ‘The Great Compression’. But which companies will survive and prosper – and how? 90% of the Execs at our Silicon Valley brainstorm identified ‘management mindset’ as a key factor in Telecoms, Media, Finance and Retail. Our analysis and a detailed report of the findings of the Digital Economy session at the NDE Executive Brainstorm, Silicon Valley, held at the InterContinental Hotel, San Francisco on the 19th March 2013. (May 2013, Executive Briefing Service, Transformation Stream).
Scale of Transformation Needed April 2013
At the Digital Arabia Executive Brainstorm in Dubai, November 2012, we found that the region is on the edge of an exciting period of growth in digital commerce, entertainment and public sector services, enabled by mobile in particular. However, success depends on telcos and others working together effectively to put key enabling digital platforms in place, and this is not yet happening fast enough to avoid the stagnation now seen in many Western markets. How can this be changed? (November 2012)
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Digital Entertainment 2.0: A summary of the Digital Entertainment 2.0 session, held on the 28th March 2012, Marriott Hotel, San Francisco, part of the New Digital Economics Silicon Valley event. The Brainstorm explored how reduce complexity in Mobile Video, the opportunities in Social TV, new ways to monetize content in a multi-platform world, and the role of telcos in creating alternative enabling platforms.
Digital Entertainment 2.0: Event Summary Analysis Presentation