Due Diligence
Challenges:

Fierce competition in the telecom sector continues to challenge operators across the world. Many mobile operators have found it necessary to merge, acquire or seek external finance with many more considering such actions as part of their medium and long term needs and opportunities.

Such significant changes can ‘make or break’ a business and need to be carefully assessed. To be sure of making the right decision it is necessary to have good, unbiased, information. Mobile operators can adopt a wide range of strategies and it is important that the chosen strategy works ‘end to end’. A thorough assessment of existing configurations and capabilities as well as potential upgrade paths and associated costs (hardware upgrades, service introduction, spectrum allocation etc.) need to be defined, aligned and agreed within the overall business strategy.

Solution:

Cyberteq due diligence consultancy service supports operators in identifying the best alternatives to efficiently provide the most efficient revenue – driving services intended by going for a merger, acquisition or corporate finance transaction. The detailed analysis of this advisory service cover the following topics:

  • Review Core Network Topology, Architecture and Suppliers.
  • Review Transport Network Topology, Architecture and Suppliers.
  • Review RAN Network and Access Network Topology, Architecture and Suppliers.
  • Review IT Network Topology, Architecture and Suppliers.
  • Review information and data security
  • Review all supplier’s running and planned contracts.
  • Review the network valuation parameters (price for the spectrum, price for the leased media, equipment, infrastructure…).
  • Review the current organization structure and the current / planned headcount.
  • Perform discussions with decision makers to get required inputs related to network information, contracts and challenges.
Results:

Cyberteq will present a detailed report, with an appropriate executive summary, covering the following topics:

  • Detailed audit of existing Network & IT Topology, including details of existing Architecture and Suppliers.
  • Detailed audit of Hardware and Supplier in each domain along with details of supporting contracts and expiry dates.
  • A thorough review of Installed equipment, detailing key hardware along with firmware and software version paying particular attention to the product life cycle (EOL, EOM, EOS).
  • Network & IT Utilization / Capacity report.
  • Security Audit report with gap analysis, vulnerabilities, recommendations and mitigation plan.
  • A benchmarking of the network valuation parameters (price for the spectrum, price for the leased media, equipment, infrastructure…) to the industry best practice (industry and similar markets).
  • A benchmarking of the organization structure and the target headcount to the industry best practice (industry and similar market).
  • An assessment of the organization in terms of capabilities, experience, and robustness of succession planning.

The report will provide detailed analysis in each area which then supports the high level summary provided. Typically Cyberteq work closely with the staff and management to reach a consensus on any findings thereby adding weight and support to the analysis. If and when consensus cannot be reached both positions are presented in the report in an unbiased way.

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