Communications Review

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From major infrastructure projects to agriculture, and from mining to transportation, usage of drones is rocketing in many industries. The early adopters also include telecoms operators, which stand to derive some of the greatest benefits from drone technology. Why? Because, for telcos across the world, drones open up opportunities to generate both internal efficiencies in their own operations, and also new revenues from a wide array of drone-related services, focused on applications ranging from infrastructure inspection and maintenance, to managing and storing data from drones, to setting up drone traffic control centers, and more. Telecoms operators’ existing infrastructure and capabilities mean they’re uniquely positioned to realize many of these opportunities, while also helping to drive the advance of drones into the business mainstream in all industries. And the prize on offer is huge: PwC has estimated the total market value of drone-powered solutions at over US$127bn. If telcos make the right investments now, they can reap a significant share of that massive pool of value in the years to come.

Thomas Tandetzki
Partner
Global Telecommunications Leader

Communications review: Drone-powered solutions

Communications review: Drone-powered solutions

If telcos make the right investments now, they can reap a significant share of the estimated US$127bn drone market value.

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Communications Review: The B2B enterprise telco market

Communications Review: The B2B enterprise telco market

How PwC can help global operators with complex, configured product and service portfolios, take the leap to the future of pricing.

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Communications Review: New accounting standards

Communications Review: New accounting standards

There will be a triple-whammy of accounting changes taking place within a mere two years, and bringing major implications for telcos.

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PwC TIAG perspectives: Accounting for customer premises equipment under IFRS 15 and IFRS 16

PwC TIAG perspectives: Accounting for customer premises equipment under IFRS 15 and IFRS 16

This paper examines two particular questions; how should an operator determine whether equipment is ‘distinct’ for the purpose of IFRS 15 and whether arrangements involving equipment contain a lease for the purpose of IFRS 16?

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Communications Review: CEO succession in telcos

Communications Review: CEO succession in telcos

High turnover and dismissal rates reflect the industry’s hunger for consumer-savvy leadership from outside.

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Communications Review: Simplify, digitize, consolidate — or else. The new paradigm for telecoms

Communications Review: Simplify, digitize, consolidate — or else. The new paradigm for telecoms

Achieving true digital maturity will be anything but simple. Learn how to form your digital strategy.

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Communications Review - The software-defined carrier

Communications Review - The software-defined carrier

How to expand SDN/NFV across the entire enterprise—first into the IT and data centre network, and then into the wider business.

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Communications Review: Leading from the front: Redesigning the Finance function to support the digital telco of the future

Communications Review: Leading from the front: Redesigning the Finance function to support the digital telco of the future

How to redesign the Finance function to support the digital telco of the future.

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IFRS 15: An accounting change with profound impacts for communications operators–from the P&L to operations, pricing and marketing

IFRS 15: An accounting change with profound impacts for communications operators–from the P&L to operations, pricing and marketing

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

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