TMG has been instrumental in preparing telecommunications entities for liberalization. It has eased the transition from state to private ownership for telecommunications entities in such countries as Bolivia, Haiti, Honduras and Uganda. TMG has also assisted private sector investors interested in entering foreign telecommunications markets. TMG has developed telecommunications tariff-structuring plans, price adjustment mechanisms and benchmark studies. It has also proposed tariff structures to help companies prepare for, or analyze the feasibility of, privatization, provided technical analyses as well as organizational and personnel studies.
In addition, TMG specializes in valuations of telecommunications companies for private investors and governments to assist in investment decisions and transactions. The company uses discounted cash flow, factor analyses and comparable transaction methods to establish valuations for publicly traded and privately held telecommunications companies.
Evolving technology and changing regulations are a constant push-pull that can make or break the financial viability of any telecommunications entity. Establishing a healthy balance is made even more challenging by the convergence of the telecommunications, broadcasting and information technology sectors. Because TMG consultants have worked directly for regulatory agencies and have extensive experience in regulatory environments, they understand how these industries connect and are able to offer insight on creating new regulatory frameworks while recognizing the opportunities presented by convergence.
TMG has accumulated significant experience helping countries throughout the world move towards liberalization, establish new telecommunications regulatory entities and restructure outdated policies and regulations. TMG’s objectives for its clients focus on creating a robust and transparent regulatory environment and attractive business environment, as well as achieving universal service access and overall economic health for the countries involved. TMG has vast experience with regulatory matters including licensing, mobile tenders, Internet, universal service, tariffing, interconnection, spectrum management and introduction of competition in mobile and fixed markets.