2017 Telecommunications Trends

Choosing new strategic identities is essential

Senior executives at telecommunications companies around the world have heard for several years that their industry is approaching a tipping point. When it hits, they are told, their business might not survive the disruption. And yet they continue to do business. They might well think the warning from telecom industry specialists (including us) is overblown. Telecom customers are often locked into a long-term plan; many are loyal to their carrier. Doesn’t this suggest that the industry will continue as it is for some time?

To be sure, business upheaval often happens more slowly than people expect, and no one can predict exactly when the moment of truth will strike for any given company. But to judge from several trends that have roiled the telecom sector during the past few years, the time for preparation is over. You must now pick the businesses where you have a competitive edge and focus your strategy on them. Even if you think your current business model has several years of life left, you can’t be sure — and strategic focus will help you, no matter how far away the time of change.

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New Frontiers: The Exploitation of Big Data and Emerging Technologies in Transfer Pricing

The emergence of “Big Data” is disrupting our current way of thinking, causing us to re-examine everything we thought we knew. New analytical technologies and approaches to data management are enabling transfer pricing professionals to better solve traditional and emerging tax issues, and communicate impacts to executive leaders in a more insightful way. These insights include being able to better connect transactional-level activity (actual and forecast) to the strategic decision-making process, leading to higher quality planning and risk management.

The webcast will be led by leaders from PwC’s U.S. Transfer Pricing Analytics team and will provide a highly practical and relevant demonstration of how companies can transform their decision making process.

You’re invited to join the webcast: 

Date: Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Time: 12:00 PM (EDT) / 9:00 AM (PDT) / 5:00 PM (BST)

Duration: 60 minutes (including Q&A)

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  • Horacio Peña, U.S. and Americas Transfer Pricing Practice Leader


  • David Nickson, End-to-End Transfer Pricing Execution Principal
  • Brian Burt, Transfer Pricing Analytics Principal
  • Stephen Curtis, Transfer Pricing Principal

Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with a link and access instructions for joining the webcast.

Benefits from your participation:

  • Stay informed about changes in tax legislation
  • Hear from a range of PwC specialists who will discuss data analytics and visualization tools for solving traditional and emerging transfer pricing issues

Who should attend?

All multinational companies.

Presentation slides/recording

A recording of the webcast and the presentation slides will be available for playback and download after the live event, please check our website again. Please note that we are not able to offer CPE credit for the archive version.

Swiss Entertainment and Media Outlook 2016–2020

I stream, you stream, we stream

The Swiss media and entertainment industry is continuing to grow. Last year, overall revenue rose by 5.6% to CHF 14.2 billion. By 2020, it should amount to as much as CHF 16 billion. In order to benefit from growth, providers should operate online, “glocally” and with a greater focus on young consumers. What’s more, they will increasingly have to play by the rules of the major players on the market. These and other trends are shown in the “Swiss Entertainment and Media Outlook 2016–2020” study by PwC Switzerland.

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Please find the press release here.

Geldwäschereiprävention: die neuen Pflichten für Händlerinnen und Händler

Ab 2016 werden die Geldwäschereisorgfaltspflichten auf Unternehmen und Berufe ausserhalb des Finanzbereichs ausgedehnt.


Die Gesetzesänderung mit Bezug zur Geldwäschereiprävention, welche in Januar 2016 in Kraft tritt, schreibt für die natürlichen und juristischen Personen, welche gewerblich mit Gütern handeln und dabei Bargeld ab einem Betrag von CHF 100’000 entgegennehmen, strengere Regeln vor. Diese Bargeldzahlungen unterliegen neu einer verschärften Abklärungspflicht, und die Händlerinnen und Händler,  z.B. Immobilien-, Kunst- oder Edelsteinhändler, müssen, in Bezug auf diese Zahlungen, Sorgfaltspflichten wie Finanzintermediäre einhalten, ohne dass sie selber über eine Bewilligung für die Tätigkeit als Finanzintermediär verfügen.

Erfahren Sie mehr in unserem Informationsblatt:

Geldwäschereiprävention: die neuen Pflichten für Händlerinnen und Händler

Unsere Experten – Ihr Kontakt:

Susanne Hofmann

PwC | Legal Compliance Leader Switzerland | Director
Birchstrasse 160 | Postfach | CH-8050 Zürich
Email: susanne.hofmann@ch.pwc.com

Michèle Hess

PwC | Assurance Director
Birchstrasse 160 | Postfach | CH-8050 Zürich
Email: michele.hess@ch.pwc.com