The PwC Telecommunications practice reaches across all segments, from broadband and wireless, to mobile, to the internet.

As advisors to many of the world’s leading communications companies, PwC has an insider’s view of trends and developments driving the industry.

Communications review

Showcasing some of the best global practices and leading-edge thinking regarding management and financial issues in the communication industry. Articles are authored by partners in PwC's industry practice. Recent articles focus on themes such as:

  • Simplify, digitise, consolidate — or else. The new paradigm for telecoms on how to form your digital strategy.
  • The software-de fined carrier- How to expand SDN/NFV across the entire enterprise
  • Redesigning the Finance function to support the digital telco of the future
  • Network operators making the most of the IoT
  • Building a data quality competency in today’s digitised communications operator

Experience in telecommunications

We are recognised around the world for our leadership, innovation and service. PwC is the world's most experienced telecoms auditor. Our dedicated Practice brings to our clients a depth of resources, range of expertise and scope of proven solutions.

Our telecoms clients account for approximately 40% of revenues in the industry worldwide. While size and market share do not solely define leadership, these factors reflect the success we have had in serving our clients of all sizes in the telecommunications industry. We audit more major telecoms companies than any other firm worldwide.

As a firm globally, we act as:

  • Auditors to 30% of the Fortune Global 500 telecommunication   companies;
  • Auditors to 40% of the Top 30 European telecommunication companies;   and
  • Auditors (either alone or jointly) to eight of the top 24 Fortune Global   500 telecommunication companies.

These clients represent over 40% of the revenues of the Fortune Global 500 telecommunication companies.

We do the following:

  • Conduct in-depth research on evolving InfoComm industry issues;
  • Conduct joint seminars between our firm and our InfoComm clients on business, information systems, and management issues;
  • Develop InfoComm industry training programmes and information platforms to ensure a consistently high level of understanding of key industry technical issues, trends and events;
  • Perform annual benchmarking studies;
  • Continue to expand our experience in the InfoComm industry by focusing on:
  • Analysis and planning of new services and technologies;
  • Integration of 'wired' and 'wireless' voice and data communications; and
  • Development of telecommunications business strategies to address the fast-changing consumer market.

Commoditization in wireless telecoms

Rising competitive pressure threatens to make the global wireless telecom industry a victim of its own success. With adjacent industries pushing into the space and existing competitors pushing for subscribers in oversaturated markets, telecom operators are left in a pinch. Growth is stagnant, and bread-and-butter services—such as voice, text, and data—could become mere utilities.

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Nana Madikane

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Elmo Hildebrand

Technology Leader, PwC South Africa

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