TIME UK | Forbes.com | 26 August 2012

Does High Speed Broadband Increase Economic Growth?

An article discussing a report from Arthur D. Little and Ericsson that questions if the roll out of high speed broadband increases economic growth. The report quantifies the impact of broadband speed by stating that doubling the broadband speed for an economy will increase GDP by 0.3%, which in the OECD region, equals USD 126 billion.

TIME UK | The Guardian | 22 August 2012

The 4G network dream will not be realised without proper investment

Superfast mobile internet technology is on the way – but Britain has to build fibre networks to bring broadband up to speed. Arthur D. Little and Ericsson’s latest report is quoted as saying that GDP increases by 1% for every 10% increase in broadband penetration.

Energy & Utilities UK | Reuters.com | 17 August 2012

Germany counts the cost as it buries nuclear past

Germany’s plan to close all power plants by 2022 will see Peter Klimmek say goodbye to his work place of 37 years. This article talks about the dismantling process of Germany’s power plants and the severe costs that come hand in hand. Controversy surrounds the estimated costs of this process; Greenpeace expect at least 44 billion euros in costs for the dismantling of all nuclear plants in Germany, whereas Arthur D. Little has put the total costs at no less than 18 billion euros out of the government’s pockets.

Energy & Utilities UK | The Energy Industry Times | 15 August 2012

Plotting a shale gas revolution

An article written by Arthur D. Little about the booming shale gas revolution and the significant strategic, commercial, technical and environmental challenges energy players face going forward. It also talks about the expansion of ‘the shale gas revolution’ into Eastern Europe, Asia and Latin America, where current production is still non-existent or very modest relative to the potential shale gas reserves. Arthur D. Little says there are still plenty of exciting although perhaps riskier opportunities and that for most global energy companies, unconventional hydrocarbons will represent a significant growth avenue for many years to come.

Energy & Utilities Germany | Handelsblatt | 06 August 2012

Nuclear decommissioning takes several billion Euros

Lithuania, Bulgaria and Slovakia agreed to shut down some of their older nuclear power plants before joining the European Union back in 2004. Three of their plants are expected to engulf more than five billion Euros. The operators are now demanding further funds from the European Union. Germany might face a similar challenge with its turnaround in energy politics. According to Arthur D. Little, the dismantling of all of Germany’s nuclear plants amounts to at least 18 billion Euros. Still, cost for final disposal of the nuclear waste is not considered in these figures.

TIME Switzerland | Neue Zuercher Zeitung | 04 August 2012

Time plays for Swisscom

In Switzerland and other European countries, four out of five sold cell phones are smartphones featuring internet access. The problem is that this development undermines the traditional business model of the telecom operators all over the world, because customers can switch their phone calls and messaging to “voice and data over IP”. With a flat rate on data exchange, smartphone-customers can thereby communicate and send unlimited messages for a flat fee. A recent study from management consultancy Arthur D. Little and its partner BNP Paribas concluded that this development will lead to a 1.8 percent decline in turnover year on year on average for all major European telco companies until 2015.

TIME UK | Cloud Opportunities | 15 July 2012

From video–communication to machine-to-machine

Cloud turns to business

Arthur D. Little suggests there will be a boom in Cloud’s ownership of the classic IT market; a supposed 10-20 percent of the classic IT market is to move to Cloud within the upcoming 5 to 8 years. Through the combination of Cloud’s computing power and reach, and the new increased ownership of classic IT, a number of benefits and additions will arise, including; new applications, faster broadband and smarter devices. Ultimately the addition of Cloud’s ownership gives way to a more modernised and innovative technological world.

TIME UK | Real Deals | 12 July 2012

Everything must go

Tom Alexander, former CEO of Everything Everywhere, is currently considering buying the business he left last year. The business has 27 million customers and the company could be worth more than £8bn.The transaction will be the largest buyout in Europe since KKR's takeover of Alliance Boots. But closing the deal will take some doing since the mobile telecoms sector is saturated and fiercely competitive and the mobile earnings are forecast to decline. According to Arthur D. Little and Exane BNP Paribas, European telecoms revenues will fall €19bn to €208bn by 2015.

Automotive, TIME UK | New Business | 10 July 2012

The connected car

Finally coming true

An article about the future prospects of the development of a vehicle’s infrastructure and its ability to connect to a mobile phone. The future of the ‘connected car’ lies predominantly around whether the OEMs manage to design a dependable and sustainable strategy. The article discusses the primary barrier that is currently halting the breakthrough of this technology – fulfilling the requirements of the ecosystem. Dr Andreas Gissler, Director of Automotive, Manufacturing and Mobility Group at Arthur D. Little, insists that if OEMs want to stand firm in the saturated market then a well manufactured framework needs to be in place.

Energy & Utilities, TIME Germany | Wirtschaftswoche | 06 July 2012

Vodafone: Solid growth

This summer, British telecom network operator Vodafone took over the market leading position from Deutsche Telekom. Moreover, Vodafone expanded its business with energy services. Vodafone wants to offer services that combine data from energy production and consumption so that energy supply is stable under any circumstances. Within this new division, the management consultancy Arthur D. Little expects a growth of about 30 per cent.

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