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Web 2.0

Web reloaded? Driving convergence in the "real world"

Arthur D. Little has led a number of Web 2.0 projects. One of the lessons learned out of these projects is that Web 2.0 is not only gaining speed in the US but also in Europe. Recent deals, such as the acquisition of MySpace by the News Corporation, the acquisition of myvideo.de by ProSiebenSat1,...

Making the network count again

With competition in the mobile industry growing, mobile operators are now considering flat-rate pricing as the best way to meet customer expectations and to stimulate the take-up of mobile broadband services. Although mobile customers will appreciate the freedom to talk or be online as much as they...

Mobile TV - Tuning in or Switching off?

Broadcast Mobile TV is a new and complex business at the crossroads of the media/TV and broadcast/ telecommunication industries. Therefore it is not surprising that broadcast mobile TV has, in spite of about 40 million active broadcast mobile TV users worldwide, disappointed expectations on...

Global M-Payment Report Update – 2009

M-payments surging ahead: distinct opportunities in developed and emerging markets

In the last five years, markets with mobile payment offers have matured with a variety of players entering the industry value chain and new services being launched. Initially, there was a race to enter the market and a strong rivalry between different technological propositions that would...

Future of Television

The End of TV as We Know It?

The future of TV will be defined by the enrichment of linear TV with interactive, on-demand services. Successful business models will be based on a hybrid model, i.e. a combination of free services to attract users to the respective platform and paid services. Our report shows how this could work....

Space for Creativity

Innovative Solutions in Central and Eastern European Telecommunications

The Central and Eastern European region (CEE) is a mosaic of 21 countries at various stages of development. While looking for solutions that best fit the local conditions, operators have often chosen previously untested, innovative solutions, and deployed new technologies earlier and faster than...

The Future of Urban Mobility

Towards networked, multimodal cities of 2050

Executive summaryManagement consultancyArthur D. Little’s (ADL) new global study of urban mobility assesses the mobility maturity and performance of 66 cities worldwide and finds most not just falling well short of best practice but in a state of crisis. Indeed it is not putting it too stron­gly to...
Strategy, Organization & transformation

Mergers & Acquisitions: Bust or Boom in CEE Telecoms?

Telecommunications transactions in CEE reached a volume of EUR 3.9 billion Euros in 2007. But will CEE M&A activity remain at high levels in spite of the credit-crunch situation? This insight assesses three drivers for continued high transaction activity: privatisation, license tenders and a...

Hybrid TV

Until recently, telecom operators have put their faith in IPTV to protect margins and to allow them to occupy all channels to the customer’s home. As a result, DSL operators across Europe have been rolling out CAPEX-intensive networks to provide customers with IPTV and to strengthen their position...

Untying the Gordian Knot

Digital Rights Management

This paper firstly provides an introduction to the concept of DRM. It then identifies needs of end users and other stakeholder groups and analyzes how well today’s DRM systems fulfil these needs. The paper then analyzes legal and regulatory perspectives around DRM before drawing conclusions on...