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Smart Home: Bridging the Islands

Why telecom operators are best positioned to unlock untapped potential in Smart Home

The world's largest internet players, such as Microsoft, Google, Apple and Amazon, are also investing significantly in Smart Home - but have they really cracked customer requirements? Arthur D. Little considers cross-industry cooperation, platform integration and customer-centric business models...
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5G: Closer than you think

Real breakthrough will come from the target to reach sub 1ms latency, enabling applications such as the autonomous vehicle, tactile Internet and real-time remote control. This will move the Internet from the broadcast dominance to real-time steering and control of industrial applications. Our...
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Telecom operators: Open Innovation with start-ups

Venture forth as partners of choice

Amidst increasing corporate venture capital participation in the start-up economy, our report focuses on how to engage with start-ups and advocates fundamental shifts in the engagement models. To be able to benefit from start-up collaboration, operators need to fundamentally change their mindset,...
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Mobile payment

Is this the turning point?

Our report takes this opportunity to shed some light on the latest developments of the ecosystem, compare the maturity of existing solutions, and analyze the enablers for mobile payment to take off in Western markets. We  then discuss how players in the industry from MNOs, banks and payment...
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Cost Reduction in the Telecom Industry

Why operators need to act now to escape from the low-profit spiral

The telecoms industry in Europe and the US is at risk of becoming a low profit business. If the current trend cannot be reversed, industry margins are at risk of dropping from the current figure of 35 - 40 per cent to 15 per cent within 5 years. Cost management has to become an inherent core...
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High Throughput Satellites

Delivering Future Capacity Needs

In this extended commercial and technical white paper we explore in particular the performance tradeoffs, and note the growing importance of higher frequency systems, given the significant spectrum allocations and high performance in key deployment areas. HTS systems offer a step change in...
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High Throughput Satellites: Delivering future capacity needs

Summary of white paper

In this executive summary of an extended commercial and technical white paper we explore, in particular the performance tradeoffs and note the growing importance of higher frequency systems, given the significant spectrum allocations and high performance in key deployment areas. We would also like...
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Connecting the dots

Telecommunication providers as enablers for Smart Cities

With this Viewpoint, we address key questions regarding the overall design of a Smart City, how different players should position themselves in the value chain, as well as how to create significant business for the participating stakeholders.
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Telecom and Media

How to ride the OTT wave

These new players include Internet giants such as Google, as well as YouTube, Amazon, Apple and Netflix. Traditional TV and radio players are facing this rising competition on multiple content segments, mainly on price. Also, with the rise of on-demand programs, there is less value in aggregating a...
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Reshaping the future with NFV and SDN

The impact of new technologies on carriers and their networks

This joint white paper by Arthur D. Little and Bell Labs aims to fill that gap. It offers our views on the network of the future and discusses the value of fusing carrier networks with the cloud ecosystem, as enabled by these technologies. These changes are both an opportunity and a necessity for...
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