Creating a Gigabit Society

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TIME March 2017

Creating a Gigabit Society

The role of 5 G

This study describing a future Gigabit Society in Europe was authored by Arthur D. Little with support from and on behalf of Vodafone as the second in a series. The first edition focused on the role of Fibre networks, and this companion report focuses on the role of 5G mobile networks in facilitating consumer and industrial innovation in that future. [...]

Funding lower-priority clinical trials

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Healthcare March 2017

Funding lower-priority clinical trials

Exploring a new mechanism to fund the timely execution of deprioritized trials

Introduction: Some biopharma companies have built pipelines that offer more development opportunities than their resources allow them to pursue. Promising clinical trials may be moved down the priority list and their execution delayed - resulting in decline of asset value against a fixed patent expiration date. [...]

Unconventional hydrocarbons in  Latin America

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Energy & Utilities March 2017

Unconventional hydrocarbons in Latin America

From dreams to reality

Production of unconventional hydrocarbons became globally prominent in 2010, when the US, forthe first time, reached a daily output of 1 million barrels of tight oil. In Latin America, where high unconventional hydrocarbon potential has been widely recognized, Governments noticed the need to attract experienced international operators, qualified suppliers and risk-prone investors to develop such resources. [...]

The future of automotive mobility

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Automotive March 2017

The future of automotive mobility

Winning the power play in tomorrow’s radically changed automotive ecosystem

Automotive as it has evolved over the last 100 years is perceived by many as leading to massive problems over the world. Driven by wealth, urbanization and increasing car-park pollution and congestion, effects have increased globally and need to be addressed. [...]

Italian gas distribution tenders

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Energy & Utilities February 2017

Italian gas distribution tenders

An opportunity for utilities companies and infrastructure funds

The Italian gas distribution sector is expected to face a new tender season in the short to medium term. All the concessions in the country have been bundled together in order to create ATEMs, concessions larger than the average DSO size. [...]

The ultimate battle in the sky – reinventing the long-haul travel experience

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Travel & Transportation February 2017

The ultimate battle in the sky – reinventing the long-haul travel experience

Arthur D. Little explores the future development of long-haul air travel

Since the mid 2000s the air-transport industry has been in an era of hyper-competition. Medium-haul has been irreversibly disrupted, and the sector has become a mass-market industry. Now airlines are preparing for the next battle in the sky: the fight for the long-haul traveler. [...]

What’s in the future for fuel cell vehicles?

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Automotive February 2017

What’s in the future for fuel cell vehicles?

Will hydrogen fuel cell vehicles fully demonstrate their benefits with the uptake scenario still uncertain and OEMs already investing?

The development of new and diversified technologies is creating exciting opportunities within the automotive industry. Arthur D. Little has already analyzed and reported the evolution trends in traditional and innovative powertrain technologies. In this report Arthur D. Little provides its perspective on the present and future of fuel cell vehicles (FCVs), providing a synthetic comparison with other technologies, as well as an overview of FCV benefits and the main obstacles to their adoption. [...]

Consolidate, diversify or perish

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TIME February 2017

Consolidate, diversify or perish

Arthur D. Little Media Flow of Funds, 2017

The media industry is experiencing a massive digital transformation. This creates a complex and volatile environment for media companies and the transformation will significantly affect value flows going forward. Traditional media companies will need to take (tough) portfolio decisions as the digitization of the industry progresses. [...]

The customer meeting of the future

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TIME, Strategy & Organization February 2017

The customer meeting of the future

Seamless, personal and at the right time

Our new report has been co-authored by Arthur D. Little and Telia as part of a series highlighting various aspects of digitalization and the impact it has on companies and organizations. This report takes aim at the digital transformation of customer interaction and experience, what we refer to as "the customer meeting of the future"· [...]

A radical change in the consumption of energy in cities – The case of Spain

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Energy & Utilities February 2017

A radical change in the consumption of energy in cities – The case of Spain

Substantial savings can be achieved in a decade

Energy efficiency has been a hot topic for several years. It is one of the most important levers when improving the productivity of developed societies, as well as their environmental impact - a unit less of energy consumed for the same productive activity reduces not only costs, but also the pollution associated with it. For many countries that depend strongly on energy imports, it also impacts the commercial trade balance. [...]

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