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A new generation of intelligent technology promises to transform telcos over the next decade. Explore BCG’s latest thought leadership on telecommunications to understand the impact on society and on your business.

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Digital Transformation

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BCG on Technology, Media, and Telecommunications

Disruptive technologies and convergences of digital thinking are revolutionizing the Technology, Media, and Telecommunications industries.

Internet for All

A Model for Bringing Internet Access to the World

To bridge the digital divide between connected nations and parts of the world lacking internet access, BCG partnered with the World Economic Forum. They found, and continue to find, innovative ways to broaden connectivity.

Financing a Forward-Looking Internet for All

Rising internet maturity leads to more sophisticated usage patterns. These require better network infrastructure, but current funding models and mechanisms are insufficient for advancing needs.

Natalie Peters on Transforming Telstra through an Agile Way of Working

“Don't feel like you always have to have the perfect answer” advises the executive responsible for ways of working at Telstra. Natalie Peters describes how the Australian telco led about 4,000 people across the organization in embracing a scaled agile team approach.

Mobile

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5G Will Take a Different Kind of Launch

With their most exciting business models still years out, telcos must focus on 5G’s near-term opportunities. The usual approach to launching a network won't cut it.

How Mobile Operators Can Profitably Deploy 5G Technology

To capture 5G's full benefits, operators must key their CapEx investments to how customers will actually use the network.

What’s Next for Telcos

Future-Proofing B2B Telcos

Most B2B telcos are facing revenue declines that range from 1% to 7% each year. Maikel Wilms explains how telcos that better leverage the technology ecosystem available to them might escape this sinister spiral—but a substantial transformation is critical.

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The Coming Battle for Spectrum

Wireless spectrum is in high demand. New users and applications are emerging rapidly. To maximize this limited natural resource, countries must adopt a new management model.

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