Andrea Faggiano

Partner

Head, TIME Practice, Middle East

Andrea advises telecom clients on strategic, competition and regulatory topics by leveraging key topics such as network economics, M&A and spectrum management.

Education

University of Rome
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

Past Experience

Wind Telecommunications
Network Manager & Investment Planner

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.

Recent Publications

Telcos: Outsource international voice!
Telcos: Outsource international voice!
Providing voice services is among the core functions of telcos. It may seem counterintuitive but outsourcing international voice services has the potential to create value and enhance service quality. In this Viewpoint, we summarize the options available for stand-alone telcos and small telco groups to manage the decline in international voice business and illuminate benefits they can gain from outsourcing international voice. We also highlight the outsourcing process and strategies to mitigate common challenges.
Consolidation onset: How to sustain accelerated CPaaS value creation
With CPaaS market consolidation on the horizon, players must move from messaging toward AI and higher-value services
Edge computing: Hype or ripe?

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.

Recent Publications

Telcos: Outsource international voice!
Telcos: Outsource international voice!
Providing voice services is among the core functions of telcos. It may seem counterintuitive but outsourcing international voice services has the potential to create value and enhance service quality. In this Viewpoint, we summarize the options available for stand-alone telcos and small telco groups to manage the decline in international voice business and illuminate benefits they can gain from outsourcing international voice. We also highlight the outsourcing process and strategies to mitigate common challenges.
Consolidation onset: How to sustain accelerated CPaaS value creation
With CPaaS market consolidation on the horizon, players must move from messaging toward AI and higher-value services
Edge computing: Hype or ripe?

More About Andrea
  • University of Rome
    Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Wind Telecommunications
    Network Manager & Investment Planner