Telecommunications Publications

  • This deal season, avoid post-merger missteps

    February 21, 2010 | Bain Merger Integration | The Economic Times

    Take, for example, Bharti Airtel's $300-million purchase of Bangladesh's Warid Telecom last month - the largest investment by an Indian company in Bangladesh - or its $10.7-billion bid this month for most of the African assets of Kuwaiti telecom firm Zain.

  • Enabling growth: Horizontal opportunities for the ICT sector

    February 15, 2010 | Telecommunications | Bain Brief

    In the information technology and telecommunications (ICT) markets, collaboration among industry participants has been an important catalyst for growth. But will such collaboration within and outside the ICT sector still be a promising strategy in the future?

  • Growth in the IT and Telecommunication industry - video

    January 28, 2010 | World Economic Forum

    The recession hit the IT and Telecommunication industry (ICT) hard, yet some products and services still saw dramatic growth in 2009. As we look to the future, will the broader ICT sector see a return to growth, and if so, where will that growth come from?

  • Markets, economy & job growth

    January 27, 2010 | Private Equity | CNBC

    Steve Ellis, Managing Director of Bain & Company, kicked off CNBC correspondent Maria Bartiromo's live coverage from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

  • Next generation competition: Driving innovation in telecommunications

    October 11, 2009 | Telecommunications | Bain digital broadband infrastructure study

    Europe has one of the most competitive telecom markets globally. Especially at the infrastructure level, competition has intensified in the past decade. We are seeing an accelerated pace of innovation and convergence leading the market to the Next Generation Competition.

  • Tackling Taiwan's mobile market

    June 10, 2009 | Telecommunications | Far Eastern Economic Review

    Taiwanese love mobile phones-after all, Taiwan was the first country in the world to have more subscribers than people-they just don't love their mobile service provider as much.

  • Mobile Internet for Growth

    February 17, 2009 | Media | World Economic Forum

    The Mobile Internet is coming of age. Recent improvements in bandwidth, access and innovation have created value for individuals and societies.

  • Waiting for the home networking guy

    June 02, 2008 | Telecommunications | BusinessWeek Online

    Anyone who has taken a do-it-yourself approach to home networking gets exactly why we need Best Buy's Geek Squad. As digital media technology finds more locations within the home, and becomes increasingly complex, there's a growing need for technical experts to help make it all work together.

  • Lean Six Sigma for the services industry

    May 19, 2008 | Performance Improvement | Bain Brief

    Lean Six Sigma was originally devised to eliminate waste and improve manufacturing quality to no more than 3.4 defects per million opportunities. But now the method—made popular at companies like General Electric Co., Xerox Corp.

  • Emerging Digital Ecosystem business models at the confluence of the IT, telecom, and media and entertainment industries

    May 15, 2008 | Media | World Economic Forum

    Particularly stable in the past was telecommunications. Its basic business model involved generating a reasonable return on capital-intensive network infrastructure assets that connected businesses and individuals in a highly regulated environment.