Global - Analysis - Industry - Telecoms moving into 2005


This report was archived in May 2006. This report serves as a sequel to the articles I wrote about the telco crisis, the event that brought the boom of the late 1990s to an abrupt halt. In a rapidly commoditising market it is essential to embrace the nextgen trend towards intelligent networks, which is grid-shaped (like the Internet) and which includes shared resources and open network business models. New M&A are on the horizon as a new telco boom is approaching, driven by broadband. While progress has been relatively slow, the combination of DSL, VoIP, wireless broadband, better wholesale conditions and a more effective regulatory environment are going to produce significant changes in the period 2005-2008.

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  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Related reports
  • 3. Fresh Merger and Acquisition activity in Telco-land
    • 3.1 Telcos destroyed their own earlier IT attempts
    • 3.2 IT focus now on core network
    • 3.3 Telcos, not vendors in charge of networks
    • 3.4 Potential models with vendors
    • 3.5 Mobile consolidation
  • 4. From telecoms to Internet competition
    • 4.1 Not driven by the telcos
    • 4.2 VoIP and ULL are early pointers
    • 4.3 The role for telcos
    • 4.4 Telcos running five years behind
    • 4.5 40% of countries will face telco destruction
  • 5. Telcos and the entertainment market
  • 6. Looking on the bright side of competition
  • 7. 2004 – The in-between year
  • 8. The telco crisis revisited
  • 9. Wasted energies in 3G
  • 10. Wireless broadband disruptive parallel technologies
  • 11. Structural Separation

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Last updated 11 Nov 2005
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Analyst: Kylie Wansink

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