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Telecom Structural Separation

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  • 32 Pages
  • December 2019
  • Region: Global
  • GlobalData
  • ID: 4895250
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Telecom Structural Separation


”Telecom Structural Separation”, a Global Outlook Report, explores structural separation within the telecommunications sector, with a particular focus on incumbent fixed and mobile operators. The report examines the market drivers for separation as well as the different models implemented by operators in creating separate entities. It also presents discussion regarding the impact on the telecom network as a result of structural separation, highlighting practical challenges that exist that have been noted from industry examples.

The report also presents a high level overview of what a future operator might look like and discusses what needs to be in place. The analysis and findings in this report are based on industry case examples of operators that have gone through various types of structural separation. The report also provides actionable recommendations for operators to consider when looking at structural separation within their business.

The ”Telecom Structural Separation” Global Outlook Report incorporates the following key section areas -
  • SECTION 1: Introduction and Objectives.
  • SECTION 2: Market Context and Drivers: Examining external market factors Influencing Structural Separation, and market drivers and inhibitors.
  • SECTION 3: Structural Separation Models: Provides a high level overview of the various models that exist and implementation scenarios in the marketplace.
  • SECTION 4: Impact on Network, and Future State Telco: This section covers business impact areas within a telco enterprise as result of structural separation, and covers sub-categories based on industry examples. We also cover in this section the role of structural separation in a future telco architecture model, and importance of partnerships.
  • SECTION 5: Case Studies: Industry examples of varying degree of structural separation are presented through 4 case studies. The case studies provide insights on the objectives, approach taken and outcome.
  • SECTION 6: Key Conclusions and Recommendations

  • The author does not see the market for structural separation changing drastically in the short term. The majority of structural separation initiatives will continue to be based on investor-led program to reduce high debt and CapEx. However, the strategic stance that operators take with respect to structural separation will be important, and operators should proactively consider structural separation as part of their corporate strategy and the initiatives it wishes to take forward.
  • Operators will need to plan ahead and ensure carefully laid out plans are in place that limit all risk scenarios in separating business functions.

Reasons to buy
  • This Global Outlook Report will enable operators to gain an independent perspective on the drivers, inhibitors, and level of maturity of structural separation within the telecommunications sector.
  • This Global Outlook Report is based on industry examples, covering strategies operators have taken with successful structural separation initiatives. Therefore, in particular, the report will help inform global industry executives in decision-making process with respect to structural separation.
  • The Global Outlook Report covers the practicalities in driving structural separation initiatives. It discusses the role of the operator in investor led structural separation, the impact on the existing business, and more importantly recommendations when dealing with structural separation program. This report will be informative, irrespective of where operators are with their structural separation initiatives.
  • Operators must change their business models if they are to stay relevant and compete with the new wave of competitors like OTT players in a digitized marketplace. The report will enable operators to better understand the role structural separation within the wider strategy of becoming converged and digitized in today’s marketplace.
  • Four case studies are presented in the report to illustrate the varying degrees of structural separation. Each case study covers objectives set out by the operator, what they've done, and the outcome. The aim of these case studies are to provide valuable insight on the successes of structural separation and approach taken so that similar initiatives can be implemented.

Table of Contents

Executive Summary
Section 1: Introduction and Objectives
  • Report Introduction

Section 2: Market Context and Drivers
  • External Market Factors Influencing Structural Separation
  • Market Drivers and Inhibitors of Structural Separation

Section 3: Structural Separation Models
  • Overview of Structural Separation Models
  • Implementation of Structural Separation Models

Section 4: Impact on Network, and Future State Telco
  • Structural Separation Business Impact Areas
  • Future State Telco: Horizontal Disintegrated Approach
  • Future State Telco: Importance of Partnerships

Section 5: Case Studies
  • Case Study 1: BT
  • Case Study 2: Telstra
  • Case Study 3: TDC
  • Case Study 4: Telefónica

Section 6: Key Findings and Recommendations
  • Key Findings
  • Recommendations
  • Appendix
  • Acronyms and definitions
  • Companies mentioned
  • Contact information

List of Figures
Exhibit 1: Report Methodology
Exhibit 2: Flat or Falling EBITDA Margins 2011-2018
Exhibit 3: Structural Separation Drivers and Inhibitors
Exhibit 4: Structural Separation Models
Exhibit 5: Implementation of Separation Models
Exhibit 6: Business Impact Areas
Exhibit 7: Future State Telco Architecture Layers
Exhibit 8: Future Telco Partnership Model
Exhibit 9: Openreach Case Study
Exhibit 10: Telstra Case Study
Exhibit 11: TDC Case Study
Exhibit 12: Telefónica Case Study
Exhibit 13: Telefónica Platform Optimization

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • British Telecom
  • Česká telekomunikační infrastruktura (CETIN)
  • Dansk Kabel TV
  • Deutsche Telekom
  • Elliot
  • Fullrate
  • Macquarie Group
  • nuuday
  • Orange
  • PPF Group
  • Real Assets Europe
  • Skanova
  • TDC Group
  • TDC Net
  • Telecom Italia Mobile (TIM)
  • Telefónica
  • Telia
  • Telmore
  • Telecom Italia Mobile (TIM)
  • Telstra
  • Vodafone
  • Yousee
  • Telecom Italia Mobile (TIM)