Publications

Communications Review - Building a data quality competency

July 20, 2016

Building a data quality competency in today’s digitised communications operator: not an option – but a business imperative.

IFRS15: An accounting change with profound impacts for communications operators–from the P&L to operations, pricing and marketing

June 22, 2016

The IFRS15 accounting standard on revenue recognition brings profound implications for communications companies’ operations.

Telecom in the Digital Revolution: Straining to move forward

June 08, 2016

Service providers struggle to balance the opportunities for global expansion with demands for regulation and privacy

The Six Forces Driving the Internet of Things

June 08, 2016

Advancements in information and operational technology are driving the next industrial revolution

The State of the Digital Revolution

June 08, 2016

PwC’s Digital Revolution Summit brought together players in the global service provider ecosystem.

Communications Review – Keystone behaviours: How communications operators can turn their culture into a driver of digital transformation

April 15, 2016

Transforming into a digital business is the most pressing challenge facing communications operators—yet organisational cultures are often perceived as barriers to change.

Five trends to watch in South East Asian Telecoms in 2016

April 12, 2016

In 2016, we expect a rocky road as the Telecom industry begins to grapple with a whole host of new industry challenges.

An industry focus on the impact of IFRS 16 – Communications

April 04, 2016

IFRS 16 will fundamentally change the accounting for lease transactions and is likely to have significant business implications for Telecoms.

The Industrial Internet of Things

February 26, 2016

To truly leverage its new direct customer relationship and make the full transition to an IIoT-enabled, customer-centric and service-orientated organisation, a manufacturing business must fundamentally transform its strategy and organisational culture.

IFRS 16: The leases standard is changing - Are you ready?

February 12, 2016

The earlier you begin to understand what impact the new standard may have on your organisation the better prepared you will be to iron out potential issues and reduce implementation costs and compliance risk.

‘Zero infrastructure – anything-as-a-service’: How CSPs can harness the full power of the cloud

January 05, 2016

A PwC article on how and why cloud is rapidly becoming the new core delivery model for provisioning business technology across leading CSPs' operations.

TIAG perspectives on IFRS 15: Significant financing components

November 01, 2015

This fourth installment of the series considers whether a contract contains a significant financing element.

Opting in: How to win employee partners in mobile data analytics

October 23, 2015

A PwC article on the potential value of collecting data from employees and how to ensure they are willing participants.

TIAG perspectives on IFRS 15: Accounting for mobile contracts through the 'indirect' channel

October 07, 2015

Mobile operators have many routes to market. Sometimes these are referred to as the direct channel (through the operators’ own shops or websites) and the indirect channel (through independent dealers).

Owning the Connected Home: Customer experience as the ultimate differentiator

September 21, 2015

A PwC article on business models for connected home services, why telcos and MSOs should offer them, and why customer experience is the key to success.

R&C Trendwatch –Politics and e-commerce in emerging markets: Three things to watch

July 15, 2015

Developing markets offer huge potential for e-commerce growth; however challenges such as poor connectivity, logistics and regulatory hurdles exist. Politics will impact how these hurdles are addressed, so keeping up to date on these issues will be key to retail and consumer goods companies’ success.

TIAG perspectives on IFRS 15: Capitalising the costs of acquiring and fulfilling customer contracts

June 23, 2015

IFRS15 impact on Communications Companies: Capitalising the costs of acquiring and fulfilling customer contracts.

TIAG perspectives on IFRS 15 – Determining and allocating the transaction price

June 01, 2015

IFRS 15 - Determining and allocating the transaction price.

Cloud computing - the impact on revenue recognition

May 26, 2015

Telecom companies are searching for ways to save money, limit fixed costs and improve efficiencies. The use of cloud computing can help.

2015 Telecommunications Trends

January 10, 2015

Wired and wireless carriers confront a rapidly shifting technology landscape in which small steps toward digitization are no longer enough.

Phase II Wrap-up: Context as a driving force for mobile innovation

July 11, 2014

The summary article of Phase II, New technological capabilities of the Mobile innovations forecast, covering contextual intelligence

2014 Global Communications GAAP Summit

June 30, 2014

An introduction to PwC's 2014 Global Communications GAAP Summit in Madrid.

Assessing the strength of your security operating model

May 23, 2014

Data cannot all be protected equally; companies must constantly prioritize and assess risks. And while that means new responsibility, it also brings with it new opportunity.

Becoming a digital telecom

May 13, 2014

The telecommunications industry has been critical to the process of digitization across other sectors, yet the industry’s own efforts to transform the way it markets, sells, and supports its services have lagged. To improve, telecom operators must offer a more integrated omnichannel experience and develop new products and services to better meet the needs of their customers.

Healthcare's new entrants: Who will be the industry's Amazon.com?

May 10, 2014

The health sector’s centre of gravity is shifting toward consumers and new tech-savvy players are moving fast to capitalise on the change. These new entrants are poised to shake up the industry, drawing billions of dollars in revenue from traditional healthcare organisations while building lucrative new markets in the burgeoning new health economy in the US.

R & C Trendwatch Telecommunications and data privacy policies will drive opportunities in online retailing

April 17, 2014

This PwC paper focuses on telecommunications and data privacy issues and how those may affect global companies with online retailing operations in emerging markets.

Consumer Intelligence Series ̶ Mobile advertising: What do consumers want? Cross-country comparison

February 24, 2014

The evolving frontier of mobile advertising requires advertisers and marketers to quickly learn how to leverage the medium within the boundaries of consumers’ willingness and attitudes towards receiving mobile ads. Our Consumer Intelligence research reveals that consumer preferences related to mobile advertising are different than other media, and advertisers and marketers would be well served by developing a “mobile first” strategy.

Taxing the cloud: A foggy endeavour

February 12, 2014

Electronic services and applications provided on the cloud are drawn from providers everywhere; data is kept on remote servers located in distant locales; and end products can be consumed anywhere — one of the fundamental strengths of the entire system. However, it is exactly this strength that creates the complexity around taxing it. How do we apply tax rules to something that is difficult to define and even locate in today’s digital environment?

Communications Review: Continuing to evolve

October 15, 2013

This issue of Communications Review has the theme of ‘continuing to evolve’ – focusing on emerging high-potential areas where operators have opportunities to get a head-start and leave their competitors trailing.

Is the forecast clear on your wholesale cloud strategy?

October 10, 2013

This PwC publication discusses the fact that, faced with declining revenue growth many telecom companies are now looking to cloud services as a fresh source of revenue growth.

Communications Review: Discipline for growth

June 28, 2013

This edition of Communications Review explores the theme of ‘Discipline for growth’, with articles on fostering innovation; making strategic bets; and VAT 2015 changes; plus an interview with SmarTone’s CEO.

2013 Global Communications GAAP Summit

June 15, 2013

An introduction to PwC's 2013 Global Communications GAAP Summit in Rome.

Wrapping up Phase 1: New data bolsters the general direction of innovation over the next five years

June 11, 2013

According to this final article in PwC's Mobile Technologies Index series, the rate of performance increases for these seven enabling components of mobile innovation — memory, application processor, storage, infrastructure speed, device speed, imaging and display technology — is expected to decelerate only slightly between 2011 and 2016 as compared to the period 2007--2011.

Mobile operating system: Smartphones will just get smarter

May 10, 2013

According to this article in PwC's Mobile Technologies Index series, the smartphone seems to acquire more cognitive capabilities with each major product release—regardless of the OEM.

Cloud-enabled Telco Opportunities

April 15, 2013

This PwC study explains why, more than ever before, telcos are challenged with the need to evolve beyond network connectivity and provide distinctive service offerings.

Specialist profiles

March 13, 2013

Paul Barkus, Fiona Dolan, Peter Hogarth, and Helen Wise are all telecom accounting specialists who can assist you with telecom accounting challenges and issues.

IFRS Solutions

March 08, 2013

PwC’s telecommunications industry accounting group offers access to IFRS solutions pages, including IFRS for telecoms.

Enabling devices to offer users more natural interaction

March 05, 2013

According to this new article in PwC's Mobile Technologies Index series, thinner, lighter, larger and sturdier displays with improved resolution, touch sensitivity and power efficiency will enable many mobile innovations through 2015.

Communications Review: Going further

February 26, 2013

In this issue, we look at small cells and how enhancing the capacity and coverage of mobile networks and using existing spectrum more effectively can help operators meet the rising demand for data services and speed.

Image sensor: Steady growth for new capabilities

January 17, 2013

According to this new article in PwC's Mobile Technologies Index series, improvements in image sensors, MEMS and software will enable future-generation smartphones to provide new use cases and new capabilities classified as machine vision.

Communications review: New opportunities in familiar places

September 21, 2012

PwC examines revenue opportunities in channels or markets that telecom operators are already in or are exploring, but where they may not yet have quite the right focus or strategies.

Clearing the way: 2012 outlook for network decommissioning

July 20, 2012

This PwC study examines the ways that telecom operators worldwide continue to upgrade their network technologies to improve performance and increase capacity, even while confronted with the challenge of maintaining multiple generations of technologies and networks.

Communications Review Telecoms in Africa: innovating and inspiring

June 13, 2012

This edition of Communications Review examines the social and economic impact that telecommunications have had on Africa over the past decade and discusses such issues as network performance, mobile payments, and how industry CEOs feel about the future.

We need to talk about CAPEX ―Benchmarking best practice in telecom capital allocation

April 23, 2012

This PwC paper explains the four key reasons telecom companies allocate capital inefficiently. It presents 12 attributes that telecom companies that allocate capital efficiently share and shows how telecoms operators can identify and correct their capex problems.

Communications Review Growing telecom revenues – what’s next?

December 05, 2011

This PwC quarterly journal for communications executives showcases some of the best global practices and leading-edge thinking regarding management and financial issues in the communications industry.

Exploring telecom markets in Latin America

November 03, 2010

In bringing together this collection of interviews, we too have crossed new frontiers for Communications Review, focusing less on how we in the industry perceive success, and more on how others see us in the context of our broader contribution to society.

Telecoms: IASB and FASB accounting standards for leasing: PwC

October 04, 2010

PwC analyzes the impact of the new IASB/FASB accounting rules on leasing in the telecom industry.

IFRS 8 Operating segments

June 10, 2009

Reporting on the performance of operating segments continues to be a critical area of focus for investors and regulators. As telecommunications companies adopt the new International Financial Reporting Standard, IFRS 8 Operating Segments, they may face challenges in defining and reporting segmental information.

IAS 36 Impairment of Assets

June 10, 2009

Reporting on the performance of operating segments continues to be a critical area of focus for investors and regulators. As telecommunications companies adopt the new International Financial Reporting Standard, IFRS 8 Operating Segments, they may face challenges in defining and reporting segmental information.

IFRIC 13: Customer loyalty programmes

June 10, 2009

The issuance by the International Financial Reporting Interpretations Committee (IFRIC) of IFRIC 13, Customer Loyalty Programmes, has implications for telecom operators. This publication considers the accounting and the practical implications that arise from the guidance in IFRIC 13.

Making sense of a complex world

December 10, 2007

PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Telecommunications Industry Accounting Group (TIAG) brings together PwC telecom specialist knowledge worldwide to help our clients. Our role is to help operators interpret and implement new and complex standards that have a particular impact on our industry.

Communications Review - Building a data quality competency

July 20, 2016

Building a data quality competency in today’s digitised communications operator: not an option – but a business imperative.

IFRS15: An accounting change with profound impacts for communications operators–from the P&L to operations, pricing and marketing

June 22, 2016

The IFRS15 accounting standard on revenue recognition brings profound implications for communications companies’ operations.

Telecom in the Digital Revolution: Straining to move forward

June 08, 2016

Service providers struggle to balance the opportunities for global expansion with demands for regulation and privacy

The Six Forces Driving the Internet of Things

June 08, 2016

Advancements in information and operational technology are driving the next industrial revolution

The State of the Digital Revolution

June 08, 2016

PwC’s Digital Revolution Summit brought together players in the global service provider ecosystem.

Communications Review – Keystone behaviours: How communications operators can turn their culture into a driver of digital transformation

April 15, 2016

Transforming into a digital business is the most pressing challenge facing communications operators—yet organisational cultures are often perceived as barriers to change.

Five trends to watch in South East Asian Telecoms in 2016

April 12, 2016

In 2016, we expect a rocky road as the Telecom industry begins to grapple with a whole host of new industry challenges.

An industry focus on the impact of IFRS 16 – Communications

April 04, 2016

IFRS 16 will fundamentally change the accounting for lease transactions and is likely to have significant business implications for Telecoms.

The Industrial Internet of Things

February 26, 2016

To truly leverage its new direct customer relationship and make the full transition to an IIoT-enabled, customer-centric and service-orientated organisation, a manufacturing business must fundamentally transform its strategy and organisational culture.

IFRS 16: The leases standard is changing - Are you ready?

February 12, 2016

The earlier you begin to understand what impact the new standard may have on your organisation the better prepared you will be to iron out potential issues and reduce implementation costs and compliance risk.

‘Zero infrastructure – anything-as-a-service’: How CSPs can harness the full power of the cloud

January 05, 2016

A PwC article on how and why cloud is rapidly becoming the new core delivery model for provisioning business technology across leading CSPs' operations.

TIAG perspectives on IFRS 15: Significant financing components

November 01, 2015

This fourth installment of the series considers whether a contract contains a significant financing element.

Opting in: How to win employee partners in mobile data analytics

October 23, 2015

A PwC article on the potential value of collecting data from employees and how to ensure they are willing participants.

TIAG perspectives on IFRS 15: Accounting for mobile contracts through the 'indirect' channel

October 07, 2015

Mobile operators have many routes to market. Sometimes these are referred to as the direct channel (through the operators’ own shops or websites) and the indirect channel (through independent dealers).

Owning the Connected Home: Customer experience as the ultimate differentiator

September 21, 2015

A PwC article on business models for connected home services, why telcos and MSOs should offer them, and why customer experience is the key to success.

R&C Trendwatch –Politics and e-commerce in emerging markets: Three things to watch

July 15, 2015

Developing markets offer huge potential for e-commerce growth; however challenges such as poor connectivity, logistics and regulatory hurdles exist. Politics will impact how these hurdles are addressed, so keeping up to date on these issues will be key to retail and consumer goods companies’ success.

TIAG perspectives on IFRS 15: Capitalising the costs of acquiring and fulfilling customer contracts

June 23, 2015

IFRS15 impact on Communications Companies: Capitalising the costs of acquiring and fulfilling customer contracts.

TIAG perspectives on IFRS 15 – Determining and allocating the transaction price

June 01, 2015

IFRS 15 - Determining and allocating the transaction price.

Cloud computing - the impact on revenue recognition

May 26, 2015

Telecom companies are searching for ways to save money, limit fixed costs and improve efficiencies. The use of cloud computing can help.

Global CEO Survey: Communications

January 26, 2015

Communications CEOs are thinking in exciting new ways about where they can offer value. They’re looking to hire, cut costs, and are optimistic about 2015.

Communications Review - Building a data quality competency

July 20, 2016

Building a data quality competency in today’s digitised communications operator: not an option – but a business imperative.

IFRS15: An accounting change with profound impacts for communications operators–from the P&L to operations, pricing and marketing

June 22, 2016

The IFRS15 accounting standard on revenue recognition brings profound implications for communications companies’ operations.

Telecom in the Digital Revolution: Straining to move forward

June 08, 2016

Service providers struggle to balance the opportunities for global expansion with demands for regulation and privacy

The Six Forces Driving the Internet of Things

June 08, 2016

Advancements in information and operational technology are driving the next industrial revolution

The State of the Digital Revolution

June 08, 2016

PwC’s Digital Revolution Summit brought together players in the global service provider ecosystem.

Communications Review – Keystone behaviours: How communications operators can turn their culture into a driver of digital transformation

April 15, 2016

Transforming into a digital business is the most pressing challenge facing communications operators—yet organisational cultures are often perceived as barriers to change.

Five trends to watch in South East Asian Telecoms in 2016

April 12, 2016

In 2016, we expect a rocky road as the Telecom industry begins to grapple with a whole host of new industry challenges.

An industry focus on the impact of IFRS 16 – Communications

April 04, 2016

IFRS 16 will fundamentally change the accounting for lease transactions and is likely to have significant business implications for Telecoms.

The Industrial Internet of Things

February 26, 2016

To truly leverage its new direct customer relationship and make the full transition to an IIoT-enabled, customer-centric and service-orientated organisation, a manufacturing business must fundamentally transform its strategy and organisational culture.

IFRS 16: The leases standard is changing - Are you ready?

February 12, 2016

The earlier you begin to understand what impact the new standard may have on your organisation the better prepared you will be to iron out potential issues and reduce implementation costs and compliance risk.

‘Zero infrastructure – anything-as-a-service’: How CSPs can harness the full power of the cloud

January 05, 2016

A PwC article on how and why cloud is rapidly becoming the new core delivery model for provisioning business technology across leading CSPs' operations.

TIAG perspectives on IFRS 15: Significant financing components

November 01, 2015

This fourth installment of the series considers whether a contract contains a significant financing element.

Opting in: How to win employee partners in mobile data analytics

October 23, 2015

A PwC article on the potential value of collecting data from employees and how to ensure they are willing participants.

TIAG perspectives on IFRS 15: Accounting for mobile contracts through the 'indirect' channel

October 07, 2015

Mobile operators have many routes to market. Sometimes these are referred to as the direct channel (through the operators’ own shops or websites) and the indirect channel (through independent dealers).

Owning the Connected Home: Customer experience as the ultimate differentiator

September 21, 2015

A PwC article on business models for connected home services, why telcos and MSOs should offer them, and why customer experience is the key to success.

R&C Trendwatch –Politics and e-commerce in emerging markets: Three things to watch

July 15, 2015

Developing markets offer huge potential for e-commerce growth; however challenges such as poor connectivity, logistics and regulatory hurdles exist. Politics will impact how these hurdles are addressed, so keeping up to date on these issues will be key to retail and consumer goods companies’ success.

TIAG perspectives on IFRS 15: Capitalising the costs of acquiring and fulfilling customer contracts

June 23, 2015

IFRS15 impact on Communications Companies: Capitalising the costs of acquiring and fulfilling customer contracts.

TIAG perspectives on IFRS 15 – Determining and allocating the transaction price

June 01, 2015

IFRS 15 - Determining and allocating the transaction price.

Cloud computing - the impact on revenue recognition

May 26, 2015

Telecom companies are searching for ways to save money, limit fixed costs and improve efficiencies. The use of cloud computing can help.

2015 Telecommunications Trends

January 10, 2015

Wired and wireless carriers confront a rapidly shifting technology landscape in which small steps toward digitization are no longer enough.