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Private equity has its sights set on telecom infrastructure investment

Private equity has its sights set on telecom infrastructure investment

Reading Time: 7 minutes Telecom infrastructure like towers, fibre networks and data centres are becoming an increasingly attractive addition to private equity portfolios. According to Preqin, telecoms infrastructure investment accounted for 35% of private equity deal value in the United States last year, up a staggering 15% from 2019. This is due to a combination of factors, some of […]

A brave new world for the telecom data centre

A brave new world for the telecom data centre

Reading Time: 7 minutes The telecommunications space is evolving. Now more than ever, companies need to have enormous data processing and low latency capabilities. This comes with the advent of various next-generation technologies like 5G, IoT, augmented reality, and machine learning. Data centres need to be able to handle dizzying amounts of information at break-neck speed. Subsequently, the hardware […]

Financial modelling: Not just for big corporate MA transactions

Financial modelling: Not just for big corporate MA transactions

Reading Time: 8 minutes The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic threw many business plans into disarray. With no forecasts, budget plans or revenue projections to account for the unfolding crisis, many executives were left scrambling to get to grips with not just the pandemic’s immediate impact, but its long-term consequences. This event alone makes a strong case for implementing […]

How can telecom operators leverage sustainability in their business strategies?

How can telecom operators leverage sustainability in their business strategies?

Reading Time: 6 minutes Focus on sustainability is becoming a necessity for long-term success for telecom operators, as they are under pressure to comply with stringent non-financial laws and regulations; suffer from growing energy costs driven by increasing demand on traffic and edge solutions, resulting in requirements of more sites; and are expected to obtain good ESG ratings by […]

At last, Germany has a new plan to roll out fibre optic nationwide

At last, Germany has a new plan to roll out fiber optic nationwide

Reading Time: 3 minutes Germany is lagging behind other European countries in the roll out of fiber optic networks. And the distribution of high-performing Fiber To The Home (FTTH) networks is heavily concentrated in dense urban areas, while the rural and even semi-rural regions are suffering from massive underdevelopment. Most German broadband provision is based on FTTC / DSL […]

Technological, cultural, societal factors set TMT trends for 2021

Reading Time: 7 minutes In our current moment, it’s difficult to think about the future without reflecting on the year we’ve just had. The pandemic has had such a profound impact on how we live our lives, it has, inevitably, affected the way we work. Last year we moved from the office to the home, from face to face […]

The security challenges 5G will pose to every telecom network

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Reading Time: 8 minutes 5G is set to revolutionise our telecom network: facilitating the transfer and proliferation of big data, reducing energy consumption, and increasing connectivity performance. This new paradigm will enhance broadband speeds and capacity, in some cases by more than 100 times. It’ll also facilitate greater reliability and lower latency, taking response times down to single-digit milliseconds. […]

When 30% of initiatives fail, digital transformation consulting is crucial

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Reading Time: 8 minutes Digital transformation isn’t a new imperative. However, the findings of a recent survey on digital maturity conducted by FOXIZE found that, amongst 23,000 employees from 234 companies, 76% don’t have the digital maturity the market demands. That is, they are not classified as ‘digitally competent’. According to McKinsey, by 2030, between 30-40% of all workers […]

Why on-demand talent can plug the skills gap in digital business transformation

skills gap in digital business transformation

Reading Time: 6 minutes Digital is shaping the global marketplace. The evolution of technology is only getting faster; where once people marvelled at the humble fax machine, now, consumers expect high-clarity calling and 4K content streaming wherever they are. Meanwhile, businesses transfer terabytes of data every minute via highly secure fibre network connections. This is even more so the […]

Shifts in the merger and acquisition process in the wake of fibre

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Reading Time: 7 minutes Today, telecom companies in many regions are hitting a wall when it comes to revenue growth. As market penetration for standard telecoms services nears saturation in many regions, companies have fewer growth options via the ‘traditional’ means of untapped customer segments and instead, are looking to the merger and acquisition process. While arguably there are […]