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New business models for mobile operators

Just a few years ago, mobile network operators dominated their industry. The mobile phone ecosystem was in effect closed, and the network operators controlled not only the networks but also the services and the technology. Today they risk becoming mere "bit-pipe" providers. This article shows which...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME), Technology & innovation management

Sustainability within and beyond the ICT industry

How can information and communication technologies help to address sustainability issues? This article shows that, as well as using innovative methods to improve its own sustainability profile, the ICT industry is perfectly placed to enhance sustainability in other sectors, using the challenge of...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME), Sustainability

Switching on to Carbon: Addressingthe Threat of Climate

Telecommunications is not the first industry that comes to mind when you’re thinking about carbon-intensive business. But, the telecoms industry is at the forefront of a movement among businesses to slash emissions across the board. The rationale is simple: lower emissions mean lower energy costs...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME), Sustainability

Ploughs, Mobile Networksand Sustainable Cash Flows

While European mobile phone operators enjoy record levels of cash flow, their prices are increasingly under scrutiny from public opinion and telecom regulators. Their cash flow, however, is not under immediate threat. This is one of the conclusions suggested by this year's edition of Arthur D....
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME), Corporate finance

Central and Eastern Europe:An El Dorado for Telecom

Strong growth, increased liberalisation and new trends in technology have contributed to making the Central and Eastern European telecommunications markets very attractive for investors. In countries like the Czech Republic mobile phone penetration has reached a staggering 105 percent. In this...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME), Strategy

Mobile Telephony in Europe: The Leaders Hit Back

European mobile operators are finally recovering from the hangover produced by the towering debt from the introduction of third-generation systems. Our annual survey found an industry bursting with challenges and opportunities for both incumbents and new entrants.
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME)

Making M-Payment Work: A Challenge for all Players

The arrival of the first revenue figures in m-payment ended the hype about it. The overly optimistic forecasts have remained just those: forecasts. So where does the market go from here? Taga and Karlsson took a closer look at the present state of the market and the challenges mobile operators,...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME), Strategy

Deregulation - David vs. Goliath Revisited

Deregulation is a global fact. With the threat to incumbents of losing market share to new entrants, what strategies can incumbents apply to protect their turf?
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME), Strategy

"High Expectations, Low Profitability" - Arthur D

The results from Arthur D. Little's Global Broadband Study are sobering for some countries and industries – but make room for optimism. There just might be light at the end of the tunnel.
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME), Strategy

Tracking Electronic Commerce: Signals of Change

While virtually all businesses today seem to have their own Web sites, most businesses have yet to become deeply involved in electronic commerce (EC): 80 percent of EC is conducted by the top 25 suppliers on the Internet. As the CEO of a large publishing house has said, "Once you can tell the...
Consumer goods & retail, Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME)