11 Apr 2012 | 12:55 pm | 2 min. read
Pinsent Masons whitepaper outlines new carrier business models In an increasingly competitive and ‘always on’ world, telecoms carriers in EMEA need to focus on their key strengths and adopt more service-based business models if they are to survive. These are the key findings from a new report by international law firm, Pinsent Masons, which specialises in advising telecoms and technology businesses across the globe.
The whitepaper report discusses how increased competition and a changing legal background have impacted upon the EMEA telecoms industry. Looking forward, it also highlights the five key areas mobile and fixed line carriers will have to consider when making future plans for their business.
The combination of exponentially increasing data volumes over the last five years and greater competition from new entrants to the telecoms market has caused carriers to dramatically reassess their business models as they try and match investment and focus to the needs of a data-driven world.
“The telecommunications market is going through its biggest era of change since the introduction of mobile telephony,” said Jon Fell, partner, Pinsent Masons. “The first response of carriers to the changes of the last five years was to try to become all things to all people. However that risks losing focus as it adds new challenges potentially outside their traditional experience. As markets change their new business models have to concentrate on their key strengths – the operation and management of networks, essentially selling their capacity to others and becoming managed services providers, sweating their network assets to deliver profits.”
The whitepaper report identifies the following five key areas for carriers to consider in the future:
Pinsent Masons has advised suppliers and users of fixed line and mobile telephony on matters in connection with procurement, supply, and regulatory aspects of their telecoms projects. Pinsent Masons has supported many telecoms companies including Cable & Wireless, Arqiva and Nokia Siemens Networks.
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