Total Telecom – What is the best way for telcos to grow in 2018?

As the year begins with a burst of proposed M&A activity within the global telecoms space, Chris Kelly spoke with Bengt Nordstrom, CEO at Northstream, to find out what 2018 has in store for the telecommunications sector

2018 could see a flurry of M&A activity in the global telecoms market, particularly amongst the smaller sized players, according to a number of industry experts. With the cost pressures and slim margins that operators are experiencing at the moment, more and more telecoms companies are looking to consolidate their positions.    “From an investor perspective, owners and operators are very keen to pursue such opportunities, so that they can make better use of scales of economy in their business than they are able to achieve today…

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“Kinnevik invested in Com Hem last year and it was expected this would lead to an ultimate acquisition of Com Hem,” says Bengt Nordström, the CEO of the Northstream consulting and market research business. “Now they have established themselves as a clear number two in the Swedish market [behind Telia] with a fully convergent offering.” [...]
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