Exclusive Telco CEO & Private Equity Event

Arthur D. Little – Exane BNP Paribas Event

On May 27, 2013, Arthur D. Little hosted an exclusive event in its Vienna office with an unprecedented attendance of CEOs from the telecom industry, to launch Arthur D. Little – Exane BNP Paribas’ 12th annual Telecom Operators Report.

This year’s edition of the report focuses on the industry’s hottest topic “4G: going faster, but where?” and addresses significant questions: How far from growth are the European Telcos today? How can 4G differentiate telecom operators? How do the structural implications of a new generation of mobile (4G) look like? Is the money well invested?

The importance of this topic for operators, broadcasters, as well as hardware and content providers was highlighted by over 60 top executives and shareholders of leading operators, internet players, software companies, media groups, equipment manufacturers, as well as regulators from 21 different countries.

The event commenced with a welcome by Karim Taga, Managing Partner and Global TIME Leader of Arthur D. Little Austria and co-author of the study. Subsequently, Ignacio GarciaAlves, CEO of Arthur D. Little, and Bertrand Grau, author of the study, held the executive presentation of the report, which was followed by a Q&A session during which the participants engaged in lively discussions about the implications of current findings and open questions for future developments.
Many guests stayed until after midnight and took advantage of the relaxed atmosphere to engage in high-profile networking and to share their experience with top executive leaders.