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Connected Education

Vodafone Power to you

Arthur D. Little is proud that our Telecoms & Sustainability teams have supported the Vodafone Foundation and over a dozen partners across the world through the development of the ‘Connected Education’ study, seeking to address the target of ‘Quality Education’ which is one of the 17 goals that...
Public services, Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME), Strategy

The WHY strategy: there is no strategy without meaning

In our changing business environment we need new strategic reasons to exist

What does your company bring to the world? Companies and their CEOs often have clear visions of “what” they do: they know their products – names, features and functional benefits. However, they have more limited and inexplicit expressions of “why” they do what they do in today’s world. The “WHY” is...
Strategy, Operations management

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 and other industry players are making big bets on next-generation services. 5G will bring new interactive and immersive experiences to customers.Use cases are already being built around immersive...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME)

What the customer wants!

From Networking to Network PaaS

In the recent past, information technologies operated in static infrastructure silos. However, mass adoption of the cloud delivery model has irreversibly changed enterprises’ expectations of how IT infrastructure services should be built, provisioned and priced.Retooling carrier networks...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME)

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:Demographic Variations. The importance of the segment of the elderly, a segment in which much of the purchasing power is...
Consumer goods & retail

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 acquisitions1, in;addition to investing heavily in R&D programs. We...
Strategy, Organization & transformation

China’s commercial aircraft take-off

Arthur D. Little looks at the recent development of the Chinese commercial aircraft industry

For the global aeronautical industry, China represents the largest commercial opportunity of the coming 10 years, and the biggest competitive threat for the decades to follow. Arthur D. Little reviews the development of the Chinese aeronautical industry, which recently accelerated with...
Aerospace & defense, Travel & transportation

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.We believe there is a sizable opportunity...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME)

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...

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...
Oil & gas

Interview with Mattar Al Tayer, Director general &

As Chairman for RTA, how would you describe the urban mobility sector in Dubai?The urban mobility sector in Dubai is dynamic. Change is constant, and adapting to change is what the RTA is striving for. This helps the entity plan and deliver the transport infrastructure and...
Travel & transportation