Telecoms operators

Launchworks has a deep understanding of the unique strategic, managerial and economic challenges faced by both fixed and mobile operators globally.

The days of state-owned telecoms firms that are vertically-integrated and focus on telephony services are clearly over. Data is now at the heart of every telco’s proposition and the transition from a monopoly model to a competitive market structure has been achieved in almost all markets… or has it?

The regulatory framework –which drives significant chunks of the value created and captured by the sector– has only changed incrementally and is struggling to cope with many of the new emerging challenges, such as convergence and neutrality.

The infrastructure underpinning the delivery of telecoms services and products is often based on siloed legacy systems. These systems were developed with a single product mindset and are not fit for purpose in the new competitive environment.

In the meantime, application ecosystems running on top of these infrastructures are capturing an increasing share of the value created.


We have an immediate impact on your organisation. We quickly mobilise the best team for the project and identify key high impact problem areas. We aim to report back with our initial insights and findings within a week of starting the assignment. We are also able to iterate quickly and even work with product teams to prototype solutions and concepts in just a few days.

We know that very few strategic challenges are solved in silos. That's why we combine our economic, regulation, strategy, marketing and technology expertise to craft bespoke solutions for our clients. Operating at the nexus of these different fields allows us to identify and prioritise sustainable high impact strategies.

We are part of a vibrant and innovative ecosystem of investors, entrepreneurs, managers, academics, and policy makers who are shaping the digital revolution. We leverage these relationships for the benefit of our clients and ensure that relevant, actionable market intelligence and analysis is captured in our work.

We have witnessed first-hand the extent to which Internet-enabled firms have disrupted traditional markets. But the digital aspect of this transformation often overshadows what we believe is a deeper shift in value. Digital platforms like eBay, Google or Amazon are not simply recreating traditional business models online, they are creating new platform-powered ecosystems. Uber has no cars, Airbnb has no real estate, and yet by developing, leveraging and connecting communities, these firms are creating billions of economic value. That's why all our consultants have significant digital platform and e-commerce experience - to help you harness the power of platforms to create communities.



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