Business strategy and planning

Our in-depth understanding of the three major change drivers in the market – commercial, technology and regulatory – enables us to provide robust business strategy and planning advice that supports operators in enhancing competitiveness and enterprise value.

  • Commercial drivers: Our understanding of the implications of changes in industry's competitive structure and customer habits is based on our extensive worldwide footprint and experience with operators, as well as strong data sources from our in-house Research business.
  • Technology drivers: We quantify the changes in cost–performance economics and help to address network migration challenges through extensive forward-looking technology assessments with vendors and with operators' technology costing departments.
  • Regulatory drivers: For example, we analyse changes in the dynamics of wholesale services as well as costs as a result of interconnection charges.

With our unique expertise-based approach, we support operators worldwide through all key stages of  strategic analysis, assessment and planning.

  • Strategic analysis: Identifying the need for change, including assessing the changing competitive landscape and the role for operators in the value chain.
  • Strategic assessment: Assessing the options for change and setting the new direction, including planning for partnerships and new investments in technology.
  • Business planning: Planning for change, including detailing the market approach, quantification of financial returns and tools for tracking the business change.

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Data centre business strategy planning

We developed a commercially sustainable business plan and strategy for a national data centre in East Africa.

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  • Accelerating a return on investment in FTTx in emerging Asia–Pacific: best practices

    FTTx operators in emerging Asia–Pacific (EMAP) have, in many cases, struggled to gain a return on their fibre investment due primarily to poor take-up of retail offers, which is the result of inadequately designed offers and competition from other providers with overlapping fibre networks. The cost of fibre roll-out in EMAP has also impeded a return on FTTx investments. This report examines the best ways operators can overcome these obstacles and accelerate a return on investment in FTTx.

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  • Unlimited cellular data plans have led to high levels of data usage in Taiwan

    Cellular data traffic usage reached 7.4GB per 3G/4G handset per month in Taiwan in 2016. This high level of usage was driven by a number of factors, particularly unlimited data plans. This article assesses the implications of such usage levels for operators in other countries and regions.

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  • Spectrum auction tracker 1Q 2017

    Analysys Mason’s 'Spectrum auction tracker' provides granular, accurate details and analysis of concluded auctions and planned auctions of mobile and fixed wireless spectrum, reaching back to 2005.

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