TIME Saudi Arabia, - 24 July 2017

Digital Platforms and Services: Operating in the OTT Environment

Operators should partner with OTTs to differentiate and reduce churn, whereas equity investments could be undertaken for financial and strategic diversification.

Over-the-top (OTT) services are considered to be online mobile applications that are typically provided by third parties through app stores and often consume significant mobile network bandwidth. With billions of users, OTT services already have huge scale and still have further growth potential. In this article, we discuss four kinds of OTT services - consumer messaging & voice, mobile gaming, video and music streaming, focusing on the impact to telecom operators and the options to address and benefit from collaborating with OTT players. [...]

TIME Saudi Arabia, - 04 July 2017

SAMENA trends

Aligning Visions to meet the demand of the digital world

Digital disruption is evident across all industries driven by changing customer preferences, new digital competitors and access to new technologies. The telecom industry is no exception to this with shrinking revenues in traditional business ; yet, new opportunities are emerging as industry landscapes are redrawn and transformative approaches become available in business operations. [...]

TIME Saudi Arabia, - 03 May 2017

SAMENA trends

Middle Eastern Telcos - Where is the next efficiency frontier?

Telecom operators have a real opportunity to reduce operational costs by 30-40% whilst improving service quality and customer satisfaction.

This is primarily achieved by reducing / eliminating operational complexities accumulated during the growth phase and digitalizing the operations. [...]

TIME Spain, Barcelona - 25 February 2016

Arthur D. Little and SAMENA Council Equip Telecom Operators with New Insight into the MENA Opportunity Landscape

A new joint report by Arthur D. Little and SAMENA Council urges telecommunications operators in the Middle East and North Africa to ride the OTT wave, but look for new revenue streams nevertheless

As the smartphone becomes the de facto standard for accessing the Web and over-the-top (OTT) services, it disrupts traditional telecom revenues. A new report from global management consultancy Arthur D. Little (ADL) and SAMENA Telecommunications Council (SAMENA Council) urges Middle East and North Africa operators to ride the OTT wave, and, in parallel, look for new revenue streams to grow sustainably.In The OTT conundrum for MENA telecoms: Achieving sustainable growth in a digital world, ADL and SAMENA Council report that new digital disruptions will increasingly dictate new norms within the business.  [...]

TIME Germany, Frankfurt - 17 November 2015

Germany´s Internet industry 2015 – 2019

Study by eco and Arthur D. Little offers deep insight into the rapidly growing sector

The Internet industry will continue to be one of the fastest growing industry sectors in Germany in the coming years - and will overtake front-runners like mechanical engineering and the automotive industry. Reason enough for eco - Association of the Internet Industry e. V. and Arthur D. Little to examine the promising industry now for the third time. The new study "The German Internet Industry 2015-2019" is based on a comprehensive analysis and a range of expert estimations, and forecasts ongoing growth of on average twelve present annually in all market segments for the given time frame. Accompanied by a positive employment level, the Internet industry thus offers a major contribution to the digitalization of society. [...]

TIME USA, California, Mountain View / Silicon Valley - 30 September 2015

A New Approach to Collaboration: Re-thinking Telco’s Relationship with Start-ups

A new report by Arthur D. Little urges telecommunications operators to treat start-ups as potential partners and not service providers

As the world’s largest telecom operator’s move away from innovation pipelines focused entirely on raw computing power and technology breakthroughs, a new report from global management consultancy Arthur D. Little (ADL) urges operators to embrace open innovation in order to capitalize on the flexibility and consumer-centric ethos of technology start-ups. [...]

TIME France, Paris - 21 May 2015

European telecoms could realize €39 billion by re-imagining the network

A study by Arthur D. Little and Bell Labs says that NFV and SDN are a strategic opportunity and a necessity for the telecom industry

Challenged by anticpated growth in fixed, mobile and IoT traffic, European operators are devising new technology designs and standards, drawing inspiration from highly optimized technology and business design of their Cloud peers. A new report from global management consultancy Arthur D. Little (ADL) and Bell Labs Consulting, the industrial research and advisory arm of Alcatel-Lucent, Reshaping the future with NFV and SDN, predicts that the shift to becoming a Cloud Carrier has the potential to significantly re-define how the industry competes in the cloud era.  [...]

TIME France, Paris - 19 May 2015

New Report Highlights Intensifying Battle between Traditional Media Providers and OTT Content Services

Cooperation between telcos and traditional media can ease the pressure from pure play OTTs

  • Shifts in media consumption are driving significant changes in the content delivery marketplace
  • OTT (Over-The-Top) content services such as Netflix are challenging traditional TV and radio providers
  • Established players should consider launching their own OTT services
  • By offering valued added services to both traditional and emerging players, telcos can capitalize on this competition and return to growth
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TIME Belgium, Brussels - 12 January 2015

Arthur D. Little launches its observatory of the Belgian Telecom landscape : “A New Deal needed for the Telecom Sector in Belgium”

Arthur D. Little has today released its first study on the Telecom sector in Belgium, commissioned by the five major operators of the Belgian Telecom market (Base Company, Mobistar, Proximus, Telenet and VOO), entitled ‘A New Deal for the Telecom Sector in Belgium’ at a seminar in Brussels, Belgium. [...]

TIME Austria, Vienna - 08 December 2014

EU5 will see €15bn growth in online media revenues until 2017; for traditional media players it is do or die, states Arthur D. Little

The media & entertainment sector in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom (the “EU5”) is experiencing a massive digital transformation, which creates a complex and volatile environment for traditional players. With its unique Media Flow of Funds methodology and extensive supporting interviews with content and media executives, Arthur D. Little (ADL) provides insight into the speed of the transition to online and the main beneficiaries. [...]

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