TMT Foresight

Our latest thinking on creating competitive advantage through telecommunications, media, and technology industries.

Current issue

Telecom operators adapting for success in the digital age

In this issue, you’ll find articles on how far telecommunications companies have come in digitizing their businesses, and how far they have to go — Strategy& is conducting a survey of executives at telecom companies around the world, asking them to assess their digital ambitions and maturity. The digital payoff for telecom operators is large, but, unfortunately, that promise is still a considerable way off, judging from the early survey results.

Our goal: to give you fresh new insights into current and future developments that will affect your business in the coming months and years, and how best to devise the strategies and build the capabilities needed to benefit from them. Please feel free to contact us with comments, questions, and ideas for future articles.

Featured Foresights

The 2015 telecom digital maturity survey
Strategy& viewpoint
The telecommunications industry has long been at the forefront of the digital age, supplying the ever-growing wired and wireless broadband networks that now span the globe. But the same telecommunications companies that have done the most to advance the dawn of the digital age have yet to build on the digitization they have championed. In fact, they continue to lag behind more digitally native companies in driving the digital transformation of their own businesses. However, they are now starting to take advantage of their position at the heart of digitization by offering a variety of products — including advanced data packages and cloud and machine-to-machine services — to consumers and businesses alike.
Connected car report 2016
Strategy& viewpoint
The race to build the fully connected car, and ultimately the completely autonomous vehicle, is already underway. Who will cross the finish line successfully — and where exactly that finish line is — remains to be seen. In this report, based on extensive market research, interviews with auto industry experts, and engagement with auto manufacturers, suppliers, and technology companies across the globe, the Strategy& automotive practice answers these question.
Serving connected customers
Strategy& viewpoint
The shift to digital commerce is creating profound changes for merchants as they develop ways to meet the rapidly evolving demands and preferences of consumers. Electronic payment providers and merchants need to work collaboratively to deal with the complexity of digital payments. The Strategy& 2015 Consumer Payments Survey, conducted with the Electronic Transactions Association, looks at the implications of digital commerce and how merchants and payment providers can work together to create the best possible customer experience.

TMT Foresight archive

February, 2015
Our articles are linked by an overriding theme dominating strategic thinking among telecom operators: digitization.