PwC has published numerous publications on a number of technology, information & communication topics.
|Cloud-enabled Telco Opportunities
The shifting information and communications technology (ICT) landscape has placed greater revenue and profitability pressure on telecommunications operators (telcos) than ever before. Technology vendors are cannibalising telco revenues with over-the-top offerings, and forging customer relationships with value added services. More than ever before, telcos are challenged with the need to evolve beyond network connectivity and provide distinctive service offerings – into the rapidly growing technology services market.
|Communications Review: Going further
It is clear is that the continually changing environment of our industry demands that we constantly challenge, renew and improve our ideas and activities across the business. So for this issue of Communications Review we chose the theme ‘Going further’.
|16th Global CEO Survey
Key findings in the Communications industry
Far-reaching changes are taking place, and they’re taking place faster than ever. In this new era of ‘stable instability’, risks that once seemed improbable and even remote have become the norm and for CEOs across the world, ‘expect the unexpected’ has become the mantra. The only solution is to build organisations that can thrive amidst disorder: organisations that are agile and adaptable, able to cope with disruption and emerge stronger than before.
|Clearing the way 2012 outlook for network decommissioning
This PwC study examines the ways that telecom operators worldwide continue to upgrade their network technologies to improve performance and increase capacity, even while confronting the challenge of maintaining multiple generations of technologies and networks.
|We need to talk about CAPEX ―Benchmarking best practice in telecom capital allocation
PwC analysed the financial performance of 78 fixed-line, mobile and cable telecoms operators around the world. We supplemented this work with a qualitative survey of 22 senior telecoms executives from a representative cross-section of companies in terms of size, services, location and financial performance. Many of our survey respondents admitted that they are aware of their capex problem (and could waste as much as $65 billion per year). They also admitted they are unsure of how to solve their capex problems.
|Making sense of a complex world: Accounting for revenue in the telecom industry ― challenges and solutions
The comments in this paper are based on the ED and subsequent statements from the Boards through to the end of March 2011. The Boards will consider aspects of the ED that are addressed in this paper at meetings in April and May 2011. It is possible that there will be substantive changes to the proposed standard as a result of the redeliberation process – please refer to our website www.tiag.pwc.com for news on the latest developments.
|Managing your megabytes – how fear of data charges is driving mobile users to WiFi
Having observed consumers’ ongoing behavioural changes through our constant industry and client involvement, we at PwC decided to undertake quantitative research among consumers in the UK. We chose to use the UK as a standard for mature mobile markets across the world. This paper summarises the main findings of our study and our analysis of the implications. As 4G looms and network cost pressures continue, we believe it makes compelling and required reading for all participants in the wireless broadband services market.
|Making sense of a complex world: The future of leasing and the impact on the telecom industry
This paper describes the key elements of the exposure draft and the proposed IASB and FASB changes that are likely to be of most significance to the telecom industry. We hope you will find it useful and, as ever, will welcome your feedback.
|16th Global CEO Survey
Key findings in the technology industry
Technology CEOs are slightly less confident this year about the overall economic outlook and are more concerned about government overregulation than in the past. However, they continue their focus on customer growth by providing new products and services through ongoing innovation.
|Application processors: Driving the next wave of innovation
PwC predicts growing application processor speed likely to launch next wave of mobile innovation within the next two years. It will enable various mobile device use cases, likely to include more powerful multitasking operating systems, more immersive and natural user interfaces and more powerful graphics, including 3D.
|Infrastructure speed: Watch capital investment in 4G for the next inflection
A PwC wireless infrastructure growth forecast and its impact on mobile innovation.
|Global Technology Scorecard
Global Technology Scorecard is a PwC analysis and benchmark of top technology companies. The Scorecard cross-compares company quarterly and annual performance and revenues. We also offer a deeper dive into data through our online charting tool allowing you to get up close to raw statistics and manipulate which companies you'd like to compare and benchmark against.
|Mobile innovations forecast
PwC's Mobile Innovations Forecast a four-part framework for analyzing and understanding mobile innovation using enabling technologies, new technological capabilities, new use cases and new business models.
|Selfsumerization: Transforming the Enterprise
The twenty first century has brought unprecedented developments in mobile and portable devices and systems now used widely at both work and leisure. The selfsumer sees little difference between what is possible at work and leisure. Being ubiquitous participants 24/7, selfsumers cross from one activity to another as they please and as commitments require - regardless of location or time of day.
|Raising your digital IQ: PwC's 4th Annual Digital IQ Survey
PwC defines a company’s Digital IQ as a measure of how well companies understand the value of technology and weave it into the fabric of their organization. Raising your organization's digital IQ — that is, the way companies leverage digital technology and channels to meet customer, employee, and business partner needs — will help you take full advantage of many of the recent changes in the global economy.