Telecommunications Publications

  • 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.

  • Fighting heats up in battle of the bundle

    February 21, 2006 | Telecommunications | The Financial Times

    Cable television and telephone companies are spending heavily to create the wired world's vision of nirvana: integrated voice, internet and video to the home. But so far, customers are resisting "bundled" services in their droves.

  • It can pay to be a copycat

    May 31, 2005 | Technology | The Financial Times

    What pathway should a technology company take nearly to double its revenue? In April, Dell Computer said it would take the direct route: extending its powerful direct to the customer business model from PCs into flat panel televisions, laptops, and now printers.

  • Surviving and Thriving in the Telecommunications' Nuclear Winter

    May 29, 2005 | Telecommunications | The Financial Times

    Despite the recent burst of announced mergers, totaling more than $100 billion so far, the telecommunications industry isn't likely to break out of its "nuclear winter" anytime soon.