Integration Between Media and Telco Business Value Streams

The means by which we communicate has grown over the past several years as a result of integration between telecommunications, media, and internet companies. As the pace of technological innovation quickens, mergers and acquisitions can provide a fast track for accelerating product roadmaps, gaining access to new technologies and markets, and fending off competitors from both inside and outside one’s industry. This strategy is especially evident in the technology, media, and telecommunications sector which in 2019 recorded an all-time high of M&A transactions globally, worth a total of $498.2 billion. While these transactions can yield big dividends, they present unique challenges—particularly when it comes to integration. Success depends on selecting the right strategy for feeding and nurturing the relationship.