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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...
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The customer meeting of the future

Seamless, personal and at the right time

The new wave of digitalization is driven by changes in customer behavior and rapid technology development that contribute to new business logic for companies and organizations. Being able to meet customers’1 or citizens’ specific needs is central. This means a change of focus from specific customer...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME), Strategy

Beyond the best network operations!

How telecom operators can enhance network operations efficiency and customer experience

Current international industry trends predict mid-term reductions of profitability margins for telecom operators, in particularfor mature markets. This is a result of huge investments (GSMA estimates that telecom operators will invest $1.7 trillionon capex during 2014-2020) that are required to...
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Major strategic choices ahead of TelCos: Reconfiguring for

How digitalization will impact telecommunication operators’ configuration

The telecom industry is not in a stable state. In fact, due to the increasingly large strategic and technical option space, we expect operators to become more diverse. Within the next five years, the structure of operators will likely have changed significantly. This makes evaluating them...
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Rethinking managed services group designs

How telco group designs can unlock value for managed ICT services

As the success of managed services (MS) continues to drive growth in the B2B space, an increasing number of operators are venturing into the managed ICT space. However, the role telecommunication groups should play when selling and providing managed ICT services must shift from the...
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Telecom retail & consumer protection

Just a compliance challenge, or a differentiation opportunity?

Telecom players dedicate significant resources to complying with retail & consumer protection (RCP) regulation, having created complex horizontal processes and tools spanning several departments. Despite this, the complexity of the subject and the continuous flow of new rules often translate...
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Future Telco Production Model

How core revenue decline is driving new production architectures

Given the speed of technology cycles, new flexible production architectures are a prerequisite to driving the pace of product innovation and transforming operations. IP networking combined with network function virtualization (NFV)/cloud and software-defined networking (SDN) are emerging...
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Race to Gigabit Fiber

Telecom incumbents pick up pace

1. Fiber (FTTH/B) investments are more common now than ever before Fiber1 investments have become more common now than at any point in the past. Since we published the previous version of our Global Fiber Report in 2010 and 2013, the number of countries2 with more than 95%...
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Power to low-power

Low-power wide-area networks as enabler for smart ecosystems

As of today, smart ecosystems are limited to reaching their full potential based on the underlying connectivity technologies, such as fiber, cellular and Wi-Fi. Due to their insufficient capabilities with respect to high energy consumption, cost of network roll-out and (hardware)...
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Time to dare: Reinvent the home butler

From device-based smart-home to service-based smart-life solutions

After years of decline, telecom operators are being lured by promising opportunities around the smart-home. But empirical experience reveals that product-focused activities struggled to contribute to top line growth, and will continue to do so, whereas end-to-end smart-life services seem to be the...
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