TIME November 2009

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. If you are interested in the full report, please contact Dr. Karim Taga. [...]

Telecom Operators in a Carbon-Constrained World

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TIME November 2009

Telecom Operators in a Carbon-Constrained World

Findings of an Arthur D. Little Survey in the Middle East and North Africa

As the world awaits a global carbon reduction commitment, Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) telecoms operators must do more to ensure that energy and carbon management positively affect their future growth, according to a new report by Arthur D. Little and Dubai Internet City. [...]

Global M-Payment Report  Update – 2009

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TIME April 2009

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 facilitate mobile transaction channels. Today, we observe that, in many national markets, only one or two dominant mobile payment platforms have prevailed, and key issues now being addressed include cross border interoperability and standardisation. Despite the financial crisis, Arthur D. Little expects m-payments to grow globally at 68% p.a. and to reach a transaction volume of almost USD 250 billion by 2012, while there will be distinct growth opportunities in developed and emerging markets. Arthur D. Little’s new global m-payment report provides insights into the current stages of the m-payment market development in different countries and regions, and draws conclusions for relevant value chain players. If you are interested in the full report, please contact Dr. Karim Taga or Gregory Oswald [...]

Online Gambling: All In?

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TIME April 2009

Online Gambling: All In?

How the Opening of the Online Gambling Market Across Europe Can Benefit Media and Telecom Companies

The online gambling market is progressively opening throughout Europe. Many telecom operators and media companies looking for new revenue opportunities have a card to play, thanks to their privileged access to customers. However, these players need to carefully elaborate an entry strategy leveraging their core capabilities and protecting their brand image. [...]

Exane Report 2009 - Reviving the fixed line

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TIME March 2009

Exane Report 2009 - Reviving the fixed line

Triple-play slows mobile substitution and pushes broadband market consolidation

This eighth edition of the annual Exane BNP Paribas-Arthur D. Little joint report on telecom operators focuses on the move by operators into content. In preparing the report, we have conducted 95 interviews with 83 companies in the telecoms, media and technology (TMT) arena operating in 17 countries. [...]

The Moment of Truth

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TIME March 2009

The Moment of Truth

Cable infrastructure as a competitive Next Generation Access (NGA) platform in a financial crunch?

Cable operators are not only increasing market share but have also developed a cost-effective evolution path to meet future demand. In the foreseeable future, customer experience over cable will be comparable to that of fibre access networks. Investors should consider opportunities in cable infrastructure  and policymakers should take into account cable as a part of NGA platforms. [...]

Mobile TV - Tuning in or Switching off?

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TIME March 2009

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 subscriber uptake and on revenue generation. However, key players continue to improve the underlying business model: They work on reducing the costs to deliver the service and on improving the user experience of mobile TV. At the same time, mobile operators increasingly realise the value of mobile TV as a contributor to support customer acquisition/ retention and to sell high value service bundles. And the next generation of broadcast mobile TV networks is already pending: At least three major consortia are working on launching mobile TV based on hybrid satellite/terrestrial networks which would cover entire world regions. In consequence, the number of broadcast mobile TV users should increase to about 140-200 million by 2011, which will generate substantial direct and indirect benefits for the media/TV and broadcast/telecommunication industry players. We therefore recommend to executives to stay tuned rather than to switch off on the mobile TV evolution. [...]

The Future for Telecoms Suppliers - Technology Bets and Survival of the Fittest

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TIME November 2008

The Future for Telecoms Suppliers - Technology Bets and Survival of the Fittest

Traditional telecom infrastructure suppliers are coming under pressure both from evolving operator demands and from new heavyweight competitors in the form of IT players and emerging Asian suppliers. This double pressure means selling fixed and mobile network equipment in both developed and emerging markets with sustainable margins is becoming ever more challenging for incumbent manufacturers. [...]

Hybrid TV

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TIME August 2008

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 in the face of growing competition from cable companies. But new approaches are now emerging... [...]

Mergers & Acquisitions: Bust or Boom in CEE Telecoms?

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TIME August 2008

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 consolidation wave. [...]

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