Strategy, Business Planning and M&A

LYA has the expertise, the experience and the industry knowledge to help you make the right decisions when evolving your business strategy including when considering acquisitions or divestitures.

Our broad scope and extensive background enable us to see and assess opportunities as well as risks across an array of issues, integrating customer needs and behaviours, market evolution, technologies, networks, finance, and regulations.

Our activities range from research and development of commercial strategies to business plan development, investment analysis, support for acquisitions and divestitures including due diligence reviews.

LYA serves a wide range of telecommunications service providers, broadcasters, IPTV service providers, Over-the-Top service providers, investors, regulators and competition/antitrust authorities as part of its Strategy, Business Planning and M&A activities.

Our analyses and recommendations are fact-based and leverage our extensive c-Ahead research capabilities and in-house data and information.

LYA supports its client during the implementation of new strategic directions to ensure that concrete benefits are materialized as quickly as possible.

LYA can help you identify :

  • Opportunities for growth either organically or through acquisitions; the business case for new services including market potential, competitive analysis, deployment costs, pricing and all other key elements.
  • The right acquisitions that will yield a better fit and smoother integration with your firm.
  • The assets of your firm that you may want to divest of or evolve in a new direction.

The LYA team benefits from recognized experts in all aspects of telecommunications and broadcasting.

From broadband services to mobile,

For both retail and wholesale b2b,

Targeting consumers, small businesses as well as entreprise retail market segments, for services and products.

Policy and Regulatory

LYA brings considerable depth and scope to its broad clientele for policy and regulatory mandates.

LYA’s expert knowledge is focused on key areas that include broadband and mobile, broadband deployment in rural and remote areas, IoT applications, new media and over-the-top broadcasting in addition to spectrum and licensing.

  • Support to telecom service providers, broadcasters and OTT service providers for ongoing regulatory activities and management with regulators.
  • Expediting changes to license conditions or other matters in dealing with industry regulators
  • Training courses on telecommunications and broadcasting regulations.
  • Applications for satellite IoT applications and related activities.
  • Developing the business case for deployment in rural and remote areas including obtaining necessary subsidies to ensure economic feasibility via auction processes or applications with various government entities.

LYA’s expertise has been sought after in many important telecommunications and broadcasting consultations that have led to major changes in each industry segment.

Please contact us directly to discuss how we could help you achieve your goals.

Many studies completed by LYA were submitted as expert analyses in the context of policy and regulatory consultations. These studies cover a wide range of subject matters including:

  • Options to free up C Band spectrum for 5G services.
  • Regulatory framework for MVNOs.
  • The evolution of TV and new media.
  • Incremental network costs related to over-the-top streaming services.
  • Review of broadband deployment costs
  • Discussion of broadband subsidies
  • Discussion of spectrum bands and technology ecosystems
  • Auction rules and license conditions and their impact on competitive structure in mobile markets
  • Benchmarking of investment and prices for telecommunications services worldwide
  • The performance and quality of broadband services
  • Assessment of proposed auction formats and rules; development of new auction formats and rules.
  • National and international roaming services.
  • Access to infrastructure, wireless siting issues and regulatory framework; benchmarking access to infrastructure and wireless siting costs.

Expert Testimony

The two founders of LYA, Ms. Lemay and Mr. Yates, are sought-after experts in broadband, mobile, telecommunications, broadcasting and spectrum matters.

Expert reports have been developed by LYA founders supporting clients for a range of activities.

  • Commercial litigations and arbitrations.
  • Class action lawsuits.
  • Antitrust investigations on behalf of antitrust agency or on behalf of interested parties.
  • Government consultations on a wide range of topics.
  • Investigations and consultations launched by regulatory agencies.
  • Energy boards assessing access to infrastructure or other matters.