My strategic project: Xiaopeng Li (Group Corporate Development)


Apple, Alphabet, Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook are sometimes referred to as the "Big 5" Internet players globally. They're all among the top 10 most valuable companies in the world (see figure below). What happens when Telia Company meets the "Big 5"?

Big 5 companies Telia Company

Since February, I've been working on a strategy project which looks into the competitive landscape between telcos and these Internet giants. This is an extremely interesting and relevant topic. Telcos are transforming themselves into digital services providers while the "Big 5" are aggressively moving into the communications arena. Surely there will be "clashes" and disruptions along the way. So, how telcos should play this game? I personally believe that telcos need to have a mindset shift and embrace the collaboration with Internet players. Together, we deliver products and services that our customers love.

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