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David C. McCourt has been invited as a keynote speaker for this year’s Broadband World Forum in Berlin on the 24th October at 14:00. David will be speaking to the prestigious audience about how Europe should tackle its rural broadband dilemmas, David will cover: Who is most motivated to invest in telecoms infrastructure? When should[…]

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The ubiquity of broadband and wireless networks across North America and Western Europe has led to a number of fundamental changes. For businesses and consumers alike, this connectivity has presented a golden opportunity for disruption. Companies like Uber, Airbnb and YouTube have dramatically changed their respective markets, and in some cases even the regulations governing[…]

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David McCourt, founder and CEO of Granahan McCourt Capital recently sat down with Bloomberg’s Daybreak Europe. Known as a serial entrepreneur having bought and sold twenty different companies in nine different countries, he spoke to hosts Markus Karlsson and Caroline Hepker about whether President Elect Donald Trump’s win will be as fruitful for telecoms as[…]

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The recently announced National Broadband Plan (NBP) aims to radically change the broadband landscape in Ireland through government intervention which will ensure that all citizens and businesses have access to high speed broadband no matter where they live or work. The scheme which proposes to connect over 750,000 rural homes and businesses throughout Ireland will[…]

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Four billion people across the globe – both within and outside of the developing world – remain underserved or wholly unconnected. Investment firm Granahan McCourt Capital is working to drive global connectivity through government partnerships. We met with Chairman and CEO, David C. McCourt, also Chairman at Skyware Technologies, to hear more. How do you[…]

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Q&A: Regulation, partnerships and connected people are the three biggest trends that will impact the telecoms industry in 2016. Much of this change will come from the developing world, while citing Uber and Airbnb as new companies wielding huge power with their access to customers. Here in the US, we’ve already seen a few prime[…]

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In your opinion, what key issues contribute to acquisition failure and value destruction during the M&A process? Do dealmakers often overlook important components of the transaction? The most difficult part of any M&A deal is finding a way to successfully integrate two different cultures, two different systems, two different geographies and two different sets of[…]

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Despite the technology being readily available, many people across the world are still saddled with subpar or even no access to the Internet. This has been a persistent problem not only in developing countries but across the developed world as well – even here in Ireland. The National Broadband Plan has already begun to correct[…]

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