Telecommunications Publications

  • Why it matters to measure what matters

    September 15, 2003 | Telecommunications | The Financial Times

    The massive reports that land on telco chief executives' desks each month should be replaced by a Vital 20 list of metrics that can really aid decision-making.

  • The Challenge of Cutting Costs

    April 30, 2003 | Telecommunications | Tele.com

    For most managers, cost discipline holds as much appeal as a cold shower. The prevailing attitude is that costs must be cut from time to time. Usually, the gruelling work of taking out costs is a periodic program rather than an ongoing way of life.

  • The Right Way to Cut Costs

    March 27, 2003 | Telecommunications | Results Brief

    For most managers, cost discipline holds as much appeal as a cold shower. The prevailing attitude, even in harsh economic conditions, is that costs must be cut from time to time.

  • Second Chance for eBusiness

    February 28, 2003 | Benelux newsletter

    Following the widespread failure of dotcom firms, many business leaders eased back on all things "e.

  • Second chance for e-business

    December 15, 2002

    Following the widespread failure of dotcom firms, many business leaders eased back on all things "e.

  • Litigation Won't Cut it for Brazil Telcos

    November 30, 2002 | Telecommunications | Latincom

    The battle for competitive advantage in the Brazilian telecommunications industry has shifted to the courtroom. For the most part, the legal maneuvers are short-term tactics.

  • Asia's Telecom Gear Makers Must Shrink to Grow

    September 25, 2002 | Telecommunications | The Wall Street Journal Asia

    Can Asian telecom-equipment makers leverage the global telecom meltdown to break out of their domestic markets? The telecom crash that is devastating North American and European telecom-equipment makers has not yet fully hit Asian competitors such as Samsung, NEC and Fujitsu.

  • Business Europe: Telecom Gear Makers Must Shrink to Grow

    September 08, 2002 | Telecommunications | The Wall Street Journal Europe

    Ericsson's plans to seize leadership in multimedia cell phones suddenly seem in doubt. Some investors are raising questions about the Swedish phone giant's ability to fund its operations through next year, even after its just-completed $3.2 billion recapitalization.

  • 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.

  • Trouble for Telecom Upstarts

    July 07, 2002 | Telecommunications | The Wall Street Journal Asia

    The WorldCom fiasco is shaping up as the kind of story where anyone can find evidence for his favorite business lesson. For many, it reinforces the view that bogus accounting and growth at any cost lie behind the telecom industry's accelerating slide.