20 5 The Future of 3G: Assessing the Threat of Alternative Wireless Technologies 26 6 Growing Mobile Data Revenues: Opportunities in Infotainment
In an industry characterized by turbulence
and uncertainty, with a constant flow of
technological innovation, consumer
demand and financial outcomes are more
and more difficult to predict. This has
certainly been true in 2005. The rapid
growth in broadband; the stuttered
adoption of 3G; the challenge of VoIP; the
increasing competition and corresponding
decline in prices; the search for new services that will drive ARPU growth\u2014the industry is evolving rapidly. Managing this level of uncertainty, the corresponding risk profile and the number of investment decisions is becoming more and more complex.
To navigate these turbulent skies requires
the foresight to know not only what
challenges and opportunities are
emerging, but also what action to take.
For over 30 years, Telecom, Media &
Entertainment (TME), a global sector
organization of Capgemini, has been
helping the telecommunications and
media & entertainment industries turn
their goals and aspirations into reality. Our
clients include over 80% of the top
telecom, media & entertainment leaders
worldwide and we have successfully
delivered over 1,000 engagements in some
50 countries around the world.
Our commitment to research and analysis
plays a fundamental role in our ability to
deliver real value to our clients. Now in its
12th year of operations, the TME Strategy
Lab is a global network of strategy
consultants dedicated to generating
content-rich insights into the telecom and
media industries based on in-depth
analytical research and our willingness to
take a position on some of the most
complex issues facing our industries. We
would like to thank the numerous clients,
colleagues, research organisations and
academics who have worked with us this
year and have helped us advance the
thinking on key industry topics.
This Journal brings together an edited
collection of the \u201cInsight\u201d papers
published by the TME Lab over the past
year. I hope you find these perspectives
insightful and thought provoking.
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