5G deployment models are crystallizing

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TIME June 2017

5G deployment models are crystallizing

Opportunities for telecom operators to facilitate new business ecosystems

5G comes with the promise of unseen services and futuristic use cases. Telecom operators andother industry players are making big bets on next-generation services. 5G will bring newinteractive and immersive experiences to customers. [...]

Food & Beverage in Spain

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Consumer Goods June 2017

Food & Beverage in Spain

Consumer shifts will unlock further growth

Changes are occurring in the food & beverage industry regarding consumers providing opportunities to unlock growth.

In Arthur D. Little, we summarize them in four key trends : [...]

Diversification in the Era  of Convergence

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Strategy & Organization June 2017

Diversification in the Era of Convergence

Responding to the opportunities and threats of industry convergence

Corporations have pursued diversification strategies for decades as a means by which to create long-term value and achieve sustained growth. Historically, companies such as General Electric diversified via inorganic acquisitions, in addition to investing heavily in R&D programs. [...]

Iran: Ready for a telecom leapfrog

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TIME May 2017

Iran: Ready for a telecom leapfrog

With growth factors aligned, Iran might be on the verge of a digital transformation

Globally the telecom industry has undergone rapid change, driven by an increasing share of data and ICT revenues for operators. Even though Iran still lags in fixed and mobile broadband development, there has been rapid growth in recent years. [...]

Petroleum refiners and shippers struggle  over marine fuel

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Energy & Utilities May 2017

Petroleum refiners and shippers struggle over marine fuel

Tighter marine pollution regulations force marine-fuel value-chain players to rethink industrial and business models in order to maintain their competitive positions after 2020

The marine-fuel sector is facing lower-sulfur-content specifications, with the major change taking place in January 2020. Both petroleum refiners and ship owners could contribute to close the supply-demand gap, but all players' contributions will depend on each other's, in both impact and timing. [...]

A perspective on the Iranian  upstream oil & gas industry

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Energy & Utilities March 2017

A perspective on the Iranian upstream oil & gas industry

Can Iran achieve its full potential?

The global oil & gas market has begun to rebalance in the first half of 2017, following a period of suppressed prices that has stalled the US shale revolution and prompted OPEC intervention, with an agreement to take 1.2 mmbbl/d off the market. Despite this rebalancing, it is likely that the market will remain uncertain in the short to medium term. [...]

Creating a Gigabit Society

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TIME March 2017

Creating a Gigabit Society

The role of 5 G

This study describing a future Gigabit Society in Europe was authored by Arthur D. Little with support from and on behalf of Vodafone as the second in a series. The first edition focused on the role of Fibre networks, and this companion report focuses on the role of 5G mobile networks in facilitating consumer and industrial innovation in that future. [...]

Unconventional hydrocarbons in  Latin America

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Energy & Utilities March 2017

Unconventional hydrocarbons in Latin America

From dreams to reality

Production of unconventional hydrocarbons became globally prominent in 2010, when the US, forthe first time, reached a daily output of 1 million barrels of tight oil. In Latin America, where high unconventional hydrocarbon potential has been widely recognized, Governments noticed the need to attract experienced international operators, qualified suppliers and risk-prone investors to develop such resources. [...]

Consolidate, diversify or perish

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TIME February 2017

Consolidate, diversify or perish

Arthur D. Little Media Flow of Funds, 2017

The media industry is experiencing a massive digital transformation. This creates a complex and volatile environment for media companies and the transformation will significantly affect value flows going forward. Traditional media companies will need to take (tough) portfolio decisions as the digitization of the industry progresses. [...]

The customer meeting of the future

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TIME, Strategy & Organization February 2017

The customer meeting of the future

Seamless, personal and at the right time

Our new report has been co-authored by Arthur D. Little and Telia as part of a series highlighting various aspects of digitalization and the impact it has on companies and organizations. This report takes aim at the digital transformation of customer interaction and experience, what we refer to as "the customer meeting of the future"· [...]

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