Rethinking managed services group designs

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TIME January 2017

Rethinking managed services group designs

How telco group designs can unlock value for managed ICT services

As the success of managed services (MS) continues to drive growth in the B2B space, an increasing number of operators are venturing into the managed ICT space. However, the role telecommunication groups should play when selling and providing managed ICT services must shift from the current legacy models to more centrally driven designs. [...]

Telecom retail & consumer  Protection

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TIME January 2017

Telecom retail & consumer Protection

Just a compliance challenge, or a differentiation opportunity?

Telecom players dedicate significant resources to complying with retail & consumer protection (RCP) regulation, having created complex horizontal processes and tools spanning several departments. Despite this, the complexity of the subject and the continuous flow of new rules often translate into unwise actions (eventually punished by regulatory institutions). [...]

Future Telco Production Model

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TIME December 2016

Future Telco Production Model

How core revenue decline is driving new production architectures

NFV and SDN technologies are emerging as enablers of new flexible production architectures that will drive major innovation and operational efficiencies for carriers. [...]

Race to Gigabit Fiber

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TIME December 2016

Race to Gigabit Fiber

Telecom incumbents pick up pace

Fiber investments have become more common now than at any point in the past. The number of countries with more than 95% fiber coverage has increased from just one (in 2012) to seven (in 2016). [...]

Power to low-power

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TIME November 2016

Power to low-power

Low-power wide-area networks as enabler for smart ecosystems

As of today, smart ecosystems are limited to reaching their full potential based on the underlying connectivity technologies, such as fiber, cellular and Wi-Fi. [...]

Time to dare: Reinvent the home butler

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TIME October 2016

Time to dare: Reinvent the home butler

From device-based smart-home to service-based smart-life solutions

After years of decline, telecom operators are being lured by promising opportunities around the smart-home. [...]

Innovation Quest for Telecom Operators

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TIME October 2016

Innovation Quest for Telecom Operators

The heat is on!

The topic of innovation is not new to telecom companies per se. They have been among the first to introduce corporate accelerators, launch corporate venture capital arms, and introduce a variety of corresponding managerial roles. However, realizing value from these innovation efforts have proved elusive. Today, professional investors shy away from start-ups whose business models build on telco collaboration, focusing instead on those disrupting the slow-moving giants. [...]

Time to monetize fixed-mobile convergence

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TIME June 2016

Time to monetize fixed-mobile convergence

How to move beyond fixed-mobile bundles

Fixed-mobile convergence has become a reality in Europe, driven by operators in markets within frastructure-based competition and essentially adopted by customers for its discounts. [...]

Exclusive Telco CEO & Private Equity Event

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TIME May 2016

Exclusive Telco CEO & Private Equity Event

Presentation of the 6th annual exclusive Telco CEO & Private Equity Event hosted by Arthur D. Little in Vienna

On May 23rd, 2016, Arthur D. Little hosted its 6th annual exclusive Telco CEO & Private Equity Event with an impressive attendance of telecom CEOs, investors and leading banks. [...]

Premium Sports Broadcasting

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TIME April 2016

Premium Sports Broadcasting

The silver bullet to win the broadband game?

Traditional pay-TV operators across Europe compete fiercely for exclusivity of premium sports broadcasting rights. In a context of maturing fixed broadband markets, an increasing share of bundled offers and the roll out of super-fast broadband networks, also telecom operators are looking at these rights. Content is gaining weight in the consumer buying decision for bundles and operators cannot ignore this in order to maximize the share of connected households of new built super-fast broadband networks. However, the acquisition of sport broadcasting rights has become very expensive, resulting in squeezed margins and in potential arbitrage versus network investments. Is the acquisition of sport broadcasting rights a sound long-term strategy for telecom operators? [...]

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