In today’s world, people are communicating, organizing and demanding change faster than ever before. From the way people work to the services they use and the places in which they live, digital technologies are creating new patterns of citizen behavior. This brings new challenges and demands for all organizations – including government. Only digital technologies have the reach and efficiency that is necessary for governments to succeed.
At GSXIP, we help governments adopt digital technology to create new ways of working, with the aim of achieving better outcomes for citizens and better experiences for government workers. Our digital capabilities help governments improve in these areas:
• Customer experience: making it easier to use government services
• Public value: optimizing the return on public investment
• Smart infrastructure: helping societies and economies to function better
• Citizen security: keeping people, information and strategic interests safe
• Future workforce: improving capabilities in the public sector and reimagining work
We have a proud record of helping governments meet their challenges head-on, and we work closely with them to build a world that works better for all citizens
For governments and the public sector, the challenge is one of continuous development and adaptation to meet public needs. We meet this demand by combining rigorous quantitative and qualitative analysis, intensive stakeholder interaction, and agile implementation support. Thus, we ensure high acceptance and implementability of our concepts and recommendations.
We work in a multi-disciplinary team. Our emphasis is on integrating expertise and experience from consultants with diverse educational backgrounds – such as economics and business administration, natural sciences, the arts, the social sciences and law.
Shaping the Smart Society Digitalization of government services, provision of high-performance digital infrastructures, or the guarantee of cyber-security are preparing the road to the smart society. The aim is to exploit the potential in digitalization and to focus technologies on the modernization of government. The orchestration of cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Everything now going on opens application scenarios for long-term improvement of our quality of life in cities and regions. The automation of processes and procedures will make performance of administrative tasks faster while improving quality. Exceptional political situations such as those we have experienced from the wave of migrations in 2015 and 2016 can be managed more flexibly and effectively. Practical use cases for the utilization of modern information and communications technology can be found everywhere in the government realm. The right strategies and concepts must be supplemented above all by competence in the realization of user-centric solutions.
Since the liberalization of the market, National Regulatory Authorities have endeavoured to become the safeguards of free and fair competition in the market. By combining our policy, economic and technical expertise with our regional experience, Salience offers a unique service to regulators in the region. We support regulators in areas such as market analyses, price regulation, policy frameworks, cost Modelling etc. We also help regulators strengthen their management and organizational structure by designing optimal functions and processes. GSXIP customers such as the TRA in Bahrain are relying on GSXIP to define and implement a permitting programme for transmission towers, and CITRA in Kuwait to deliver the policy framework for the country. Regulatory Economics In a context where the consumer demand for improved broadband services keeps increasing, it is more than ever necessary that government and regulatory policies provide the right incentives for efficient investments by all operators. Our team provides full support to regulatory authorities to establish a framework that balances the use of market forces and the protection of consumers’ interest. Our experts have supported policymakers in Middle East and many countries by advising the development regulatory framework that address local specific circumstances
Cost Modeling Setting cost-oriented prices for the regulated market is considered as a remedy by most of regulatory authorities. Our experts have a strong track record in developing LRIC bottom-up cost models of regulated activities. Our expertise includes the costing different service such as mobile and fixed termination rates, access to active and passive infrastructure, Universal Services etc Our team consists of experienced economists who can develop creative and proficient quantitative tools to address the most complex problems of cost modelling
Market Definition and Competition The competition among telecommunications markets is globally growing. Once the market is effectively competitive, ex ante regulation should be rolled-back and replaced by ex post regulation. Therefore, the competition law is increasingly consisting in identifying the relevant remedy for potential anti-competitive behavior after act rather than ex-ante regulation. Our team gathers a deep understanding of telecommunications markets and competition policy expertise and assist our clients, both regulators and operators by providing relevant and consistent analyses. These include market definition and competition assessment, merger analysis, abuse of market power, horizontal and vertical agreements, and state aid.
NBN Policy National policy may recommend that a single National Broadband Network (NBN) infrastructure to deliver ultra-fast broadband products and services is a preferable and efficient solution to enhance the development of broadband. This single network is owned by an entity that in some cases results from the legal or structural separation of the Incumbent. As advisers, we support Government and regulators in the establishment of a regulatory economic framework that accords with the objectives set in their national policies. We also assess existing regulatory regimes and recommend comprehensive changes to support the implementing an NBN or any ambitious programme for deployment of ultra-fast networks.
Digital Regulations As network operators migrate to next generation networks, voice services are likely to be progressively replaced by software applications riding over the network and VoIP. During this transition, policy-makers are finding different paths to regulate the Over The Top (OTT) players in order to balance innovation, investment and competition. Our team has a strong understanding of the digital market and the network builders and operators’ business model and can therefore support regulators in designing new regulatory tools that will fairly distribute the risk and revenues between network builders and operators and OTT player National Broadband Network Analysing the national macroeconomic and specific ICT conditions and bench marking against other regional and global examples. Advising on defining and implementing strategic national or regional broadband plans. Economic analysis on the costs of the national deployments, exploring various options including regulatory and state aid levers
Next Generations Networks GSXIP brings deep knowledge and experience in Next Generation Networks in the Middle East and we provide advice on national level and operator level strategy, techno-economic analysis, regulatory impact analysis, business case analysis, as well as practical design, procurement, implementation and operational advice. Our expertise includes solving National Level Broadband strategic issues specific to the business and technical issues of consumer fibre rollouts and delivering broadband wireless and WiFi studies as well as solving capacity issues by planning new subsea cable routes. We simply understand NGN networks better than everyone else. 1- Next Generation FTTH access Network A range of technologies under the umbrella of FTTx (such as FTTH and VDSL) and even some Fixed Wireless solutions could be deployed as part of wider Next Generation Access (NGA) plan designed for telecom operators, national wholesale operators or different government entities tasked in deploying these networks. We provide commercial and technical analysis and advice for NGA networks including procurement, implementation and operational advice. Our methodology of financial appraisal of different network upgrade options on a neighbourhood basis has been utilised across number of different countries 2- Subsea Cables and International Capacity Another specialist area of our practice, we have been part of a number of feasibility and deeper business case studies for a number of Middle Eastern Subsea Cable initiatives. Our advice extends to supporting in raising of capital to technical design of the cables, procurement support and implementation support. 3- Public Safety and Mission Critical Services under this banner refer to usually separate network deployments by specialised telecom entities or private networks by government ministries. The technologies that are usually used are TETRA and TETRA over LTE. We provide commercial and technical assistance including vendor selection, procurement and operational advice.
- Future of technology trends and disruptive technologies
- Strategic deployment of blockchain technology
- License review and management
- Cost optimization
- Risk analysis and management
- Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
- Application Managed Services
Managed Networks and Security
With our Managed Network Services you can gain greater control and visibility into your network and optimize your network environment. Our predictive threat monitoring and management approach can help you eliminate security threats. This frees you from the need to spend time and resources on building and maintaining your network so you can focus on your core business instead.
With our crypto expertise we can help you build apps that deliver the scalability and distributed governance without sacrificing the security and immutability you expect. We provide you unique access to the results of our cutting-edge research in the fields of cryptocurrency and distributed ledger technology carried out by our own experts.