How telecom industry upheaval impacts valuations

BVWireIssue #181-4
October 25, 2017

Traditional telecommunications business enterprise values and their related intangible assets are in the midst of a major upheaval with rapidly changing technologies, customer preferences, and proposed regulations, according to Tom Mannion (BDO Consulting) in a blog post. “It is clear that IP assets are critical to the value of telecoms businesses, whether it is around patents (technology), broadcasting rights or Spectrum to provide mobile services,” he writes. “Any valuation of IP in a telecoms business will therefore need to take account of both the opportunities for (new) businesses as well as be cognizant of the risks inherent in quickly changing markets and customer preferences.” Mannion is a managing director with BDO Consulting’s valuation and business analytics practice.

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