Communication services has evolved hugely in recent years, enabled by the increased capacity of the underlying connectivity infrastructure combined with IP-rich solution sets. This has fundamentally changed the way we communicate and how business interact within their ecosystems. This change is seen across the sector, from the proliferation of M2M to the development of SD-WANs, and from mobile connectivity to conferencing and collaboration tools. Industry trends, such as convergence in communications and IT services, will continue to drive M&A activity, allowing broader product offerings and increased efficiency.
Arma has a leadership position in the sector, having undertaken a number of important transactions, including recent deals in IOT/M2M, networking services and unified comms. We see a strong flow of future transactions as the communication services market continues to consolidate, delivering scale, synergies and broader capabilities.
- $4.9 billion aggregate deal value
- 38% cross-border deals
Sub-segment coverage and team
- Network services and connectivity
- Unified comms and hosted telephony
- IoT / M2M services
- Mobile and mobility
- Contact centre services
- Conferencing, AV and collaboration service
- Fixed line telephony
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