Bain Technology Insights

  • The service industry is key to the future

    July 19, 2006 | JoongAng Daily

    China is known for manufacturing half of the world's microwave ovens and a third of its television sets, but its economy is now shifting toward services.

  • Riding the new tech wave

    March 14, 2004 | Technology | The Financial Times

    If patterns of history indeed repeat themselves, then it's out there: The "next big thing" - the new social and economic phenomenon that, in more ebullient times, technology boosters called a killer app.

  • Last chance for gear-makers to grow

    July 14, 2002 | Telecommunications | America's Network

    The seven leading telecom equipment makers have lost a combined $1 trillion in shareholder value since their highs in the first quarter of 2000 - almost equal to the gross domestic product of China. Halfway through 2001 alone, they'd announced more than 80,000 job cuts.

  • Focus is key to profitability

    May 27, 2002 | Economist Intelligence Unit

    The seven leading telecoms equipment makers have lost a combined $1trn in shareholder value since their highs in the first quarter of 2000—almost equal to the GDP of China. Halfway through 2001 alone, they'd announced more than 80,000 job cuts.

  • Glory continues for fibre optics

    May 30, 2001 | Technology | Global Telecoms Business

    For those of you who think the glory days of fibre optics are over, consider this. Last year China's telcos, which serve a market of over a billion customers, added about 20 million fixed lines and continued construction of backbone and local loop fibre networks at a feverish pace.

  • ASP Model Still Has a Way to Go

    April 30, 2001 | Technology | Revolution

    Very few of the new ASP start-ups in Asia have developed a viable track record or offered robust service level agreements to compensate for customer downtime.