Communications

TASC is a market leader in the field of telecommunications and media consulting, with a rich background in assisting companies in dealing with the challenges of this dynamic sector. Over the last decade we have helped our clients face the intense technological and competitive changes, alongside the intense regulation environment, in the various fields of telecommunications. We have assisted leading players in improving their top line revenues, profitability margins and cash flow. We have also provided support for new market entrants, introduced new communication services for commercial TV channels, assisted the launch of new services and brands and took major parts in M&As in the field.

TASC is closely involved in these developments, with particular emphasis on the convergence between the Media, Telecommunication, PayTV and Internet sectors. Our practice includes consultants with a wide-range of experience in telecom and media companies, as well as a strong strategic, economic and regulatory background.

Our client roster consists of leading companies and entities, including national regulators, private equity funds, telecom incumbents, mobile operators, ISPs, cable and satellite TV companies, leading media groups, IT service providers, major application and equipment manufacturers and innovative start-ups.

Selection of assignments of the communications practice includes:
Privatization
TASC conducted the evaluation of one of the largest telecom groups in Israel as part of its privatization process
Launch of new services
TASC created a business plan and go-to-market strategy for a leading telecom group in order to examine and execute the launch of mobile, ISP and ILD services
Three year strategic plan
TASC created a 3-year strategic plan for a leading telecom player; Mapped growth trends in the world, conducted in-depth analysis of the company and its competition and concluded with step-by-step strategic moves that the company implemented successfully.
Regulatory strategy
TASC formulates various economic analyses, on behalf telecom players in Israel, both to the Ministry of Communication, as well as the Anti-trust Authority
Organizational structure change
TASC led the telecom incumbent in Israel through the process of modifying its structure to reflect a shift from a geographical based organization to a functional structure
Strategy for a comprehensive organizational reform
TASC assisted a broadcasting authority in establishing and implementation of a thorough reform plan, including recommendations as per the digitization of broadcasting and production, organizational structure and financial plan for 5 years
Strategic alternatives analysis and business planing
TASC assisted Israel's leading commercial TV concessioner in analyzing its strategic alternatives, in light of recent developments in the Israeli commercial television market
Strategic plan for online activity
TASC assisted Israel's leading commercial broadcaster in creating a major online presence and crafted its relationship with the leading TV business
Corporate strategy and business plan
TASC developed a 5-year strategic plan for one of Israel's top newspaper groups, comprising of national and local newspapers, as well as printing activity; the strategy included operational, organizational and financial considerations
Group strategy and examination of new and existing fields
TASC advised the Israeli telecom incumbent on a new group structure and strategy, in terms of fields of activity, technological developments, regulation, competition and organizational structure
Valuation and economic consulting for the buy-out of Israeli telecom incumbent
TASC advised a Joint Venture of private equity firms in the acquisition of the Israeli telecom incumbent, including economic analysis and valuation. The consortium submitted the winning bid
Economic analysis of moving manufacturing to China
TASC assisted a major international equipment vendor in analyzing the financial and strategic implications of moving its manufacturing activity to China under various operational models
Feasibility study for laying Israel's second international fiber optic cable
TASC conducted an economic feasibility study for laying a submarine cable outbound from Israel, which will result in a major competitive advantage and significant cost savings in the long term
Sale of Israel's leading internet portal
TASC assisted the majorty shareholders in selling their stake in a leading internet player, including contacting potential buyers and handling negotiations
Creation of an innovative tender for radio advertising
TASC assisted a major broadcaster in Israel in publishing a radio advertising tender, including economic analysis of all commercial and legal aspects
Formulation of cost-based interconnect model
TASC created a LRIC cost-based model for one of Israel's top cellular players in response to the Ministry of Communications' initiative to reduce interconnect tariffs in Israel
Feasibility study for acquiring Israel’s 4th cellular operator
TASC assisted a leading cellular operator in evaluating the benefits of acquiring the 4th cellular player in Israel, including technological, economic and anti-trust considerations
Definition of technology migration path and 3.5G business plan
TASC assisted a leading Israeli cellular operator in determining the most suitable technological migration path from a CDMA network to a 3.5G HSPA network
Definition of a technology migration path and 3.5G business plan
TASC assisted a leading Israeli cellular operator in determining the most suitable technological migration path from a CDMA network to a 3.5G HSPA network
Strategy for activity in the field of IPTV
TASC assisted Israel's incumbent and leading telco in planning the group’s business activity in regard to IPTV. The project demanded examination of the IPTV field in international markets, the company's current and future abilities, regulatory aspects and interactions between the company and its PayTV subsidiary
Marketing strategy for new WebTV broadcasting
TASC developed a marketing strategy for the launch of WebTV offering as a new field of activity for a leading ISP
Three year regulatory strategy
TASC advised a European National Regulatory Authority for Communications in preparing a strategic regulatory framework for the Romanian electronic communications market for 2007-2010
Development of media and content strategy
TASC formed a complete media and content strategy for a satellite TV player, targeted at creating content-based growth in new media and a differentiation value proposition
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