United Arab Emirates

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Andrea Faggiano

Partner

Head, TIME Practice, Middle East

About Andrea

Andrea is a Partner at Arthur D. Little based in Dubai, leading the TIME Practice in the Middle East and our global competence center, “Strategic Advisory Services for Competition and Regulation” (SASCAR), which is dedicated to telecommunication clients.

As a senior member of our global TIME Practice, Andrea combines expertise in network, infrastructure and regulatory management with strategic investment & market orientation.

Over the 15 years at Arthur D. Little, Andrea has delivered numerous projects in Europe, the Middle East and Latin America for telecom operators (both mobile & fixed) and MVNOs. He is passionate about technology- and regulations-centric topics such as network and technology strategy development, infrastructure economic analysis, wholesale management, M&A support, NGAN & IP interconnection strategies and regulatory & spectrum management.

Additionally, Andrea has delivered many market-oriented projects for telecom operators, focusing on growth strategy, product portfolio design & business planning.

Before joining Arthur D. Little, Andrea worked as a Fixed Network Engineer at Wind Telecommunications.

Education

University of Rome
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

Past Experience

Wind Telecommunications
Network Manager & Investment Planner

Insights

Edge computing: Hype or ripe?
Bela Virag, Andrea Faggiano
Pivoting the international carrier business
Andrea Faggiano, Salman Ali
The international carrier industry has not brought much satisfaction over the past years. Traditional international carrier products are suffering low growth or are in structural decline, while service and asset innovators emerging in the adjacencies are making a mark in value creation. Telecom groups could have captured those trends through their international wholesale departments or subsidiaries, but their potential as trend hunters has been hindered by fragmentation or missing purpose.
Resolving customer complaints in the digital era
Andrea Faggiano, Lokesh Dadhich
The future of enterprise networking
Bela Virag, Andrea Faggiano, Agron Lasku
Consumers and businesses around the world increasingly demand virtually instantaneous digital experiences in whatever they do. Many industries have already embraced the related opportunities in serving their customers instantaneously and seamlessly, and in reengineering their business models and digital production methods accordingly. The more companies digitize – whatever that may mean in each individual context – the more instant digital interactions matter. These expectations are the key driver behind industrial digitization.
With the Internet of Things (IoT) every- where, can regulation be far behind?
Andrea Faggiano, Hariprasad Pichai, Thomas Kuruvilla
The IoT ecosystem is expected to grow rapidly in the next few years, with mainstream deployment already prevalent across many vertical industries. Increased IoT penetration across use cases poses unique challenges for ICT policy-makers and regulators beyond traditional telecom-focused regulatory topics such as spectrum, numbering, and roaming. The complexity and scale of the IoT brings increased focus on elements such as the safety of various stakeholders, new business models, data security and privacy.

Andrea Faggiano

Partner

Head, TIME Practice, Middle East

United Arab Emirates

Contact & Follow

About Andrea

Andrea is a Partner at Arthur D. Little based in Dubai, leading the TIME Practice in the Middle East and our global competence center, “Strategic Advisory Services for Competition and Regulation” (SASCAR), which is dedicated to telecommunication clients.

As a senior member of our global TIME Practice, Andrea combines expertise in network, infrastructure and regulatory management with strategic investment & market orientation.

Over the 15 years at Arthur D. Little, Andrea has delivered numerous projects in Europe, the Middle East and Latin America for telecom operators (both mobile & fixed) and MVNOs. He is passionate about technology- and regulations-centric topics such as network and technology strategy development, infrastructure economic analysis, wholesale management, M&A support, NGAN & IP interconnection strategies and regulatory & spectrum management.

Additionally, Andrea has delivered many market-oriented projects for telecom operators, focusing on growth strategy, product portfolio design & business planning.

Before joining Arthur D. Little, Andrea worked as a Fixed Network Engineer at Wind Telecommunications.

Education

University of Rome
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

Past Experience

Wind Telecommunications
Network Manager & Investment Planner

Insights

Edge computing: Hype or ripe?
Bela Virag, Andrea Faggiano
Pivoting the international carrier business
Andrea Faggiano, Salman Ali
The international carrier industry has not brought much satisfaction over the past years. Traditional international carrier products are suffering low growth or are in structural decline, while service and asset innovators emerging in the adjacencies are making a mark in value creation. Telecom groups could have captured those trends through their international wholesale departments or subsidiaries, but their potential as trend hunters has been hindered by fragmentation or missing purpose.
Resolving customer complaints in the digital era
Andrea Faggiano, Lokesh Dadhich
The future of enterprise networking
Bela Virag, Andrea Faggiano, Agron Lasku
Consumers and businesses around the world increasingly demand virtually instantaneous digital experiences in whatever they do. Many industries have already embraced the related opportunities in serving their customers instantaneously and seamlessly, and in reengineering their business models and digital production methods accordingly. The more companies digitize – whatever that may mean in each individual context – the more instant digital interactions matter. These expectations are the key driver behind industrial digitization.
With the Internet of Things (IoT) every- where, can regulation be far behind?
Andrea Faggiano, Hariprasad Pichai, Thomas Kuruvilla
The IoT ecosystem is expected to grow rapidly in the next few years, with mainstream deployment already prevalent across many vertical industries. Increased IoT penetration across use cases poses unique challenges for ICT policy-makers and regulators beyond traditional telecom-focused regulatory topics such as spectrum, numbering, and roaming. The complexity and scale of the IoT brings increased focus on elements such as the safety of various stakeholders, new business models, data security and privacy.