Amid rapid digital transformation, we help our clients get up to speed by building distinct capabilities to accelerate growth.
As digital giants and startups change business models in the Middle East and around the world, telecommunications companies must develop strategies that focus on lasting growth. At the same time, policymakers and regulators must devise ways to evolve the telecom market and ensure its sustainability. Emerging technologies are creating opportunities for a wide variety of players to reach more people, and the thirst to consume content via the internet is greater than ever before. Telecom operators are investing more than 50% of their M&A budget outside of core competencies.
At Strategy&, the longest-serving consulting firm in the Middle East, we bring unparalleled regional expertise in sector policy and regulations, growth strategies, digital transformation, financial planning and management, B2C commercial strategies, B2B/B2G commercial strategies, wholesale commercial strategies, technology and operations, and operating models. By uniting strategy, design, and execution, we deliver immediate impact and lasting value for policymakers, regulators, and corporate clients in the Middle East. We advise government entities, companies and leadership teams of all sizes on business decisions related to cutting-edge trends and ongoing issues such as:
We support telecom operators in pursuing value-creating diversification to new cores. We extract lessons learnt from FAANGs and lay out the principles and framework for “smart” diversification, including comprehensive understanding of FinTech, InsurTech, Telemedicine, and ICT.
We support telecom operators in retaining relevance to customers, reducing cost to serve, and increasing revenues with digital transformation. We provide a framework for anchoring the telecom way to play and designing holistic digital transformation through mobile-first, omni-channel customer journeys, product simplification, and big-data-enabled personalization.
We demonstrate how digitization of channels and technology promises to transform cost structure. We provide a detailed assessment of impact of new digital levers, the target-state business model for cost leadership in the digital age, and a tool set enabling deep cost diagnostics and rapid identification of cost efficiencies.
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We conduct an economic analysis to determine how 5G spectrum options, use cases, and business models impact the viable 5G coverage, and what is the macroeconomic impact of wide 5G roll-outs to derive implications for telecom operators and regulators.
We identify attractive media opportunities for telecom operators (e.g., digital advertising, OTT), the conditions under which telcos invest in them, the ways to play that can be adopted in each, and the key factors for successful execution.
We support telecom operators with mature B2B as they make the leap to become digital services and solution innovators that enable the digital transformation of verticals, elaborating on key success factors.
Our telecom expertise covers the entire business construct.
CNBC Arabia interviews Jad El Mir, Principal with Strategy& Middle East, to discuss the firm’s study entitled "Skin in the game: How telecom operators can win with gaming".
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