Global - Reference - Industry - Global Alliances


Archived report. This report was archived in 2006 and has not been updated. During the 1980s, a large number of telecommunications companies became involved in international partnerships. These activities had more to do with protecting their turf than exploiting new business opportunities. By the turn of the millennium, most of these attempts had failed, and in general terms have created more frustration than goodwill amongst their multinational customers. In the meantime billions of dollars have been lost by the carriers involved. This report discusses the major alliances that have been formed, and their subsequent demise.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Introduction
  • 3. Major alliances
  • 4. BT takes over Infonet
  • 5. The shake-up of the early 00s
  • 6. Statistical overview 2003
  • 7. The future of the alliances
  • 8. The second tier of alliances
  • 9. Key services
    • 9.1 Overview
    • 9.2 One-stop-shopping
  • 10. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Major global service providers revenue – 1999 - 2003
  • Table 2 – Global alliances at their peak in 1999
  • Exhibit 1 – What went wrong?
  • Exhibit 2 – Key events in international telecommunications – 1996 - 2006
  • Exhibit 3 - Global telecoms Market
  • Exhibit 4 – The new Equant

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Number of pages 9

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Last updated 10 Apr 2006
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Analyst: Kylie Wansink

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