Digital services

Our consultants are helping telecoms operators and financial institutions identify the value of moving into the digital space.

Analysys Mason has conducted a wide range of strategic and transaction advisory projects for clients around the globe in helping them to deliver digital services and find opportunities to monetise data.

Incumbent operator strategy projects

  • Digital payment strategies: Conceptualised the commercial and technical digital payment (e-commerce, m-payments, and digital currency) strategy for mobile operators in South East Asia.
  • Digital payments M&A: Supported a regional telecoms operator in the due diligence of a mobile payments provider in India.
  • Advertising: Devised a gowth strategy for a European publisher in its online advertising business.
  • IoT market sizing: Produced three reports on the Internet of Things (IoT) in Asia–Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East and North Africa for an international industry association. 
  • IoT regulation: Assessed the impact of spectrum regulatory frameworks on the development of M2M/IoT services. 
  • Smart cities: Explored the different operating models adopted by smart cities, key smart-city services deployed, the benefits they hope to deliver, and the technologies, standards and suppliers used to support them in a white paper for Huawei.

Strategy projects for Internet services companies

  • Global connectivity improvement: Supported Facebook to research and jointly write its State of Connectivity 2015 report to assess why 4.1 billion people do not use the Internet.
  • Data-driven innovation: Undertook a ground-breaking study for Google on innovations relating to user data and their impact on the Singapore and Japanese economy.  
  • E-commerce: Developed best practice for creating and running a successful e-commerce site in India for an global Internet service provider.
  • Content: Undertook a regulatory review for a global online content provider on how online audio-visual content is regulated in ten countries. 
  • Advertising/digital identity: Commissioned to undertake a strategy and investment case for a player in the digital advertising market and a new entrant in the emerging digital identity market in the UK.

Internet transaction advisory experience

  • Ecommerce: Due diligence of an ecommerce company that operates worldwide by assessing the global growth prospect and evaluating the business model.
  • Local services: Market assessment of the local media and local services space in Indonesia and detailed follow-up assessment of key players in the segments.
  • Travel: Assessment of the travel market (airlines and hotels) in the MENA region.
  • Advertising: Due diligence of a global digital advertising company’s business model, and ad-tech industry trend profiling.
  • Classifieds: Value chain analysis for a consumer Internet company with operations in India and the Middle East.

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  • Longer-term perspectives on 5G: enterprise IoT and the expansion of telecoms – video
    By Caroline Gabriel | 22 October 2019, Video and podcast, 1

    Caroline Gabriel, Principal Analyst, and Michele Mackenzie, Principal Analyst, presented these slides at Analysys Mason's seventh annual invitation-only event in London on Thursday 3 October 2019. This event was designed to help operators and vendors to understand the key drivers and trends that are influencing the telecoms, media and technology (TMT) industry in Europe.

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  • Managed service providers revenue tracker 1H 2019
    By Ibraheem Kasujee | 18 October 2019, Data

    Analysys Mason's Managed service providers (MSPs) revenue tracker provides the financial details for providers that report managed service revenue details worldwide. Metrics include total revenue, recurring revenue, product revenue and service revenue. All data is collected from publicly available sources and the tracker is updated half yearly.

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  • Business revenue tracker 2Q 2019
    By Jakub Konieczny | 18 October 2019, Tracker

    Analysys Mason's Business revenue tracker provides the financial details for operators that report business revenue details worldwide. Metrics include total revenue, business revenue and ICT revenue. All data is collected from publicly available sources and is updated quarterly. The figures provided are raw quarterly data published by operators and do not account for the organic or comparable figures often published by operators.

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  • Business survey 2019: Saudi Arabia country report
    By Karim Yaici | 17 October 2019, Survey report

    Based on our survey of 257 businesses in Saudi Arabia, this report provides the key findings relating to Saudi Arabia and how it compares to other countries, covering fixed and mobile services, cloud, security, digitalisation and the key implications for operators.

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  • Opportunities in the business market: SD-WAN and beyond – video
    By Tom Rebbeck | 17 October 2019, Video and podcast, 1

    Tom Rebbeck, Research Director, and Catherine Hammond, Principal Analyst, presented these slides at Analysys Mason's seventh annual invitation-only event in London on Thursday 3 October 2019. This event was designed to help operators and vendors to understand the key drivers and trends that are influencing the telecoms, media and technology (TMT) industry in Europe.

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