Telecommunications Publications

  • ... And More Trouble for Telecom Upstarts

    July 04, 2002 | Telecommunications | The Wall Street Journal Europe

    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.

  • Manager's Journal: Telecom Upstarts Can't Act Like the Big Boys

    July 01, 2002 | Telecommunications | The Wall Street Journal

    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.

  • 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.

  • When global strategies go wrong

    April 03, 2002 | The Wall Street Journal Asia

    Japan's leading mobile operator, NTT DoCoMo Inc., announced last week it would write down the reduced value of its investment in AT&T Wireless Services Inc., a move expected to contribute to an extraordinary loss of about one trillion yen ($7.53 billion) for the current fiscal year.

  • Chinese Handsets Get a Boost

    March 01, 2002 | Telecommunications | Tele.com

    China's policymakers want the nation to grow its own mobile-phone handset industry. To do so, the regulators must create a vibrant CDMA wireless-services market that provides domestic handset makers with a large subscriber base.

  • Déjà view

    October 23, 2001 | Telephony Online

    Not long ago, a second-place technology company discovered a new product with the potential to revolutionize data handling. The company's decision to focus on this new technology fueled rapid earnings growth and propelled its stock price upward 230% in less than five months.

  • A Core Focus

    September 30, 2001 | Financial Services | Tele.com

    An increase in the region mobile cellular subscribers, for example, from barely one million to over 170 million in 1990-2000_ bore testament to the massive potential of the Asian telecoms markets for operators and vendors alike.

  • Software Strategy: What ISVs can learn as ASP wave turns to vapor

    August 12, 2001 | Performance Improvement | Bain Brief

    As a new wave of application service providers (ASPs) gathers momentum, independent service providers (ISVs) should examine and learn from ASPs past failings. This article outlines four steps ISVs should take to establish a strong market position. And ISVs shouldn't wait, the time to act is now!

  • Web Works Wonders

    June 30, 2001 | Fundamentals of Growth | Tele.com

    This translates to US$400 million for a firm like Telstra, and US$6 billion for NTT. Take Cisco Systems for example. Last year, it projected US$825 million in savings because it operates business online.

  • 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.