Telecommunications Publications

  • 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.

  • How Asian firms are finding hidden assets

    May 11, 2008 | Fundamentals of Growth | The Edge

    No matter how this market drama plays out, they need to be prepared at all times to weather any change in the business climate. Winning CEOs have learnt this lesson and have a growth strategy in place to ensure the future stays bright.

  • How to make the most of your back office

    June 19, 2007 | Performance Improvement | Results Brief

    When back-office costs spiral and services fail to deliver, the reflex is often to cut support services across the board. But a recent Bain study of 37 companies-in industries ranging from consumer products to financial services to energy-shows that strategically trimming and reconfiguring support

  • The unassured future of wireless data

    April 16, 2007 | Telecommunications | BusinessWeek Online

    On the surface, it would seem that text messaging and other wireless data services are becoming commonplace. But the actual patterns of use point to a different scenario—one that makes it much harder for wireless providers to expand their data services profitably. When Bain & Co.