Baker McKenzie’s TMT Looking Ahead 2022 five-part series explores key themes, offers timely insights, and lays out recommendations for technology, media and telecommunication (TMT) companies looking to navigate the latest industry developments. Topics covered include tech regulation and compliance, tech M&A, interactive entertainment, 5G and TMT as the driver of change.
Report 4: 5G as a Driver of Digital Transformation
5G is helping to drive important business opportunities with its high-speed connections, ultra-low latency, and ability to transmit huge volumes of data and enable simultaneous connections with multiple devices. As businesses seek to leverage 5G technology, find out what blind spots exist and how connected solutions can help.
Report 4 of this series explores:
- the trajectory of 5G adoption and use across different markets
- why governments and regulators will continue to monitor the 5G sector and its players closely
- the appetite for strategic collaborations short of mergers
- how telcos and other sector players will pursue acquisitions to overcome skills and technology gaps
- risk mitigation strategies against the backdrop of rising cyberattacks in the 5G environment
Other Reports in the Series
Report 1: Tech Regulation and Compliance
The Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) industry drives the rapid pace and scope of digital transformation through new strategies and the development of innovative technologies, products and services that help to refine how we work, live and do business. As the pace of innovation accelerates, new regulatory and compliance questions and considerations will continue to arise.
Report 2: Tech Mergers & Acquisitions
Competitive TMT companies are using M&A, joint ventures and strategic alliances to access technology in order to create innovative solutions and services. Given deal volume, speed and complexity, companies need to manage risk and regulatory implications in order to achieve deal certainty as they reshape or grow their business, particularly with cross-border M&A and large-scale investments.
Report 3 on Interactive Entertainment and the Metaverse (Launching May 2022)
Emerging new interactive entertainment trends, technologies and the Metaverse are creating opportunities, but there is heightened regulatory scrutiny from several angles, including consumer protection, antitrust, data and more. As the race to buy into blockchain and own the Metaverse and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) heats up, companies will need to buy content, tools, tech and talent to succeed. On the transactional front, innovators are rolling up assets via SPACS or existing publicly listed entities to achieve competitive advantage.
Report 5 on TMT Industry as the Driver of Change (Launching July 2022)
Major tech companies are continuing to turn their attention to how they relate to wider society. Inclusion and diversity is a top priority for TMT companies who want to be proactive in this space. Find out how and why TMT companies are focused on ensuring that the companies they do business with share their values, and that cascades down to suppliers and customers. ESG issues are more important than ever.
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