LTE, the fourth generation of mobile communications, is to be auctioned and telecommunication experts say that the three-stage procedure will set the course for mobile communications for the next 20 years. Karim Taga, Managing Partner of Arthur D. Little Austria, said that new opportunities are emerging for start-ups. The lowest bid of 526 million euro has deterred operators from acquiring new frequency and investing in their own networks. “Currently only A1, T-Mobile and 3 will participate in the auction", says Karim Taga.
To keep the intersections of car traffic in large cities from collapsing, a second floor should be established in the future: flying cars, bridge coaches, cable railways and new trains on stilts should relieve streets. The American company Terrafugia already develops prototypes and wants to deliver its first units of flying cars in 2015. An important driver to realize the flying car is the use of venture capital – so far venture capital funds have invested 6 Million Dollars on the project: “Unlike with some state-financed projects, venture capital pushes the development of this future traffic vision”, says management consultant Oleksii Korniichuk from Arthur D. Little.
Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Doha (Quatar) have ambitious plans to become the most important international hubs until 2040. With good reason: two-third of the world's population lie within an eight hours flight. The race is on and all three are pouring billions of Dollars into these projects. But they don't focus on runways only as plans always include shopping centers, business districts and apartments. Remains the question if they are building too much supply? "Not everyone can be as successful as they are expecting," says Mathieu Blondel aviation specialist at Arthur D. Little about the race between the three cities.
With all three German vehicle manufacturers aiming to become the market leader in the premium sector by 2020, Arthur D. Little has produced a new report focused on strategies for excellence. ADL predicts the growth ambitions of premium German carmakers will become a fierce rivalry, jeopardising shares. ‘Besides the offered products, the main differentiator and prerequisite to success is an advanced sales model,’ stated ADL Automotive and Manufacturing Group Director Dr Andreas Gissler.
Ambitious air travel expansion plans in the Middle East are fraught with risk as well as reward, writes Elliot Brown and Rory Jones at The Wall Street Journal. The race to develop the dominant luxury airport complex in the Persian Gulf has seen billions of dollars in Doha, Abu Dhabi and Dubai invested alongside government funds. But consultancy firm Arthur D. Little suggests supply may end up outstripping demand. “Not everyone can be as successful as they are expecting” commented aviation specialist Mathieu Blondel. “Total traffic between Europe and Asia – the main route targeted by three cities – is only set to rise by more than 120 million passengers annually by 2031, well short of the new capacity planned.”
In this article business publication Forbes discusses the question of employee data security and the use of employee's own devices. The article also mentions the role of 4G LTE and Arthur D. Little's study on the Business Benefits of 4G LT.
Forbes’ Louis Columbus considers the role of employee trust in effective corporate cloud computing, supported by a comprehensive study from Arthur D Little on the business benefits of 4G LTE. The study is used to demonstrate the relevance and importance of 4G in the workplace. The global research spans the US, Germany, Australia and South Korea. Despite the demonstrable importance of workers’ own devices, the article shows a lack of knowledge and trust from employees over how much personal data can be viewed by employers. If businesses are to realize the benefits presented by the Arthur D. Little research, they must overcome this challenge.
Firms specializing in deconstruction expect large volumes of assignments in Germany from 2016 onwards. Respective nuclear power plants will be free from nuclear fuel and will be ready for dismantling. Depending on the size and type of each reactor, costs for deconstruction range from 200 to 900 million Euros. According to analysis from management consultancy Arthur D. Little, Germany’s four largest energy companies will have to spend at least 18 billion dismantling the 17 nuclear power plants.
Tom Sommerlatte and Wilhelm Lerner from ADL write concerning the mismatch between the intellectually best solution that emerges through innovation and the implantation of that solution. The gap, research has shown, is caused by the strong link between the climate of trust and an organisation’s innovation performance. In ADL’s Global Innovation Excellence Study, it became apparent that maintaining a lead in innovation performance is more difficult and success is determined by the ability to mobilise the whole organisation to develop new ideas. For the whole organisation to develop new ideas and increase innovation performance there must be a climate of trust, which recent research shows is in decline.
About a quarter of Germany’s economic growth results from the internet. Online-dealers contribute the largest share with Amazon being the most important player. “The Americans have expanded their market leadership as a result of economies of scale,” stresses Dr Nicolai Schaettgen from Arthur D. Little.