Pricing Benchmark

In our current  Voice and MBB Services Tariff Plans Benchmarking edition we observed, mostly in the Western Europe, continuous trends of decreasing prices and an increasing of data allowances and consumption with a consequent growing demand for Networks Infrastructure [...]

Premium Sports Broadcasting

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? [...]

TIME: a market on the move

Understanding new technology and market trends is crucial to success in the TIME industries. At Arthur D. Little, we can help you develop the strategies and resources you require to capitalise on these emerging trends. We understand the strategy, technology and innovation required to innovate your business model.

Managed services for telecom operators

Removing the efficiency barrier customers face from technological complexity

Managed services are becoming increasingly popular with businesses around the world. The global market for managed services is expected to grow from USD 160 billion in 2014 to USD 286 billion in 2019, at an estimated CAGR of 12% over the next few years [...]

Andrea Faggiano

An interview with Andrea Faggiano, Principal in Arthur D. Little’s TIME Practice in Rome, Italy on the results of Arthur D. Little's report on National Fibre Strategies and how governments now need to act on their plans for fibre. [...]

LTE Spectrum and Network Strategies

Strategic Options for Mobile Operators in Dynamic 4G Mobile Markets

The LTE spectrum auctions across Europe are the start of LTE becoming market reality. Operators are focusing on one of two spectrum strategic options: major investments into 800 MHz or smart hybrid multiband solutions with >1GHz spectrum on 1800, 2600 FDD and TDD bands. [...] 

National Fibre Strategies

National economic imperative or just another private industry task?

The socioeconomic benefits of advanced telecommunications infrastructure and services are intuitive, as well as definitive. Arthur D. Little studies have demonstrated the links between advanced telecommunications and the diversity and strength of economies. [...]

For more than two decades, TIME-markets have been exposed to profound changes. The liberalization of the markets, GSM’s triumphant advance and the rise of the Internet which, in turn lead to the ""-euphoria, have contributed jointly to the tremendous boom, which the TIME – markets have been experiencing since the 1990s. Still, in the traditional business models, the boundaries of growth have been reached. [...]

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Viewpoints18 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. [...]

Viewpoints04 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, [...]

Viewpoints27 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. [...]

Viewpoints25 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. [...]

Press Releases25 February 2016

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

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 [...]

Press Releases17 November 2015

Germany´s Internet industry 2015 – 2019

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 - [...]

Press Releases30 September 2015

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

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 [...]

Press Releases21 May 2015

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

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 [...]