The Economics of Telecoms in France, 2012 edition

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TIME December 2012

The Economics of Telecoms in France, 2012 edition

Arthur D. Little study “The Economics of Telecoms in France” is focused on Telecoms health.

The study analyses the 2006-2011 period and draws four conclusions:

  • The telecom industry is at the core of society and economy
  • Telecoms are a major driver in the development of the digital economy
  • In France, telecom operators’ performance is declining under strong regulatory, tax and competitive pressures
  • An ambitious and consistent industrial policy for telecoms is required at both French and European levels
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Inbound Supply Chain Development: being in charge beyond the first supplier interface

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Operations Management December 2012

Inbound Supply Chain Development: being in charge beyond the first supplier interface

How to develop lean and agile supply chains

As manufacturing companies shift towards buying on a system level rather than component level, driven by outsourcing and low cost sourcing strategy, the inbound supply chain becomes somewhat of a “black box” with little transparency beyond the first tier supplier interface. [...]

U-Channel Retail

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Consumer Goods December 2012

U-Channel Retail

“Ubiquitous, Universal and Unique”

The retail landscape is undergoing major changes driven by external trends and due to a challenging economic environment, spending and recovery continues to be challenging. [...]

Why invest in China now?

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Strategy & Organization November 2012

Why invest in China now?

The path to success in the fast growing market

In the last decade, China has become an essential player in the world’s economic landscape and has been the favored investment target for countless companies located in the mature markets. Although China has been a driver of economic success for most of these companies, [...]

Catching the Smart Home Opportunity

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TIME November 2012

Catching the Smart Home Opportunity

Room for Growth for Telecom Operators

Smart Home services are poised for strong growth and represent an attractive opportunity for telecom operators to expand their services and revenue streams. Telcos have several competitive advantages, including their internet gateways, strong customer relationships, and sales and support networks. However, partnerships are essential and timing is critical. [...]

Innovating for Increased Public Transport

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Travel & Transportation November 2012

Innovating for Increased Public Transport

Why system innovation is needed to double the market share of public transport

Doubling the market share of public transport by 2025 is an ambitious objective. It is however a must for many cities worldwide to avoid urban mobility chaos. We argue that the objective is realistic, but will not happen overnight and not by a single stakeholder. [...]

The Business Benefits of 4G LTE

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TIME November 2012

The Business Benefits of 4G LTE

As Information and Communications Technology (ICT) continues to develop, the business world is applying it ever more broadly – and across increasingly diverse applications. Critical to this is the development of mobile communications technology. [...]

“Make IT Faster, Better, Cheaper”

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Information Management October 2012

“Make IT Faster, Better, Cheaper”

IT Industrialization as a Performance Booster

IT units have always been under pressure, but in recent years the bar has been raised even higher. The business imperative to reduce costs, expedite time to market and increase service quality at the same time are particularly a challenge for IT organizations with heterogeneously grown environments and a resulting variety of operated infrastructure. [...]

Telco and Utility: Friend or Foe?

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Energy & Utilities October 2012

Telco and Utility: Friend or Foe?

How telecommunication companies and utilities fight to capture a share in smart energy

The energy market is undergoing a tremendous transformation. All parts of the electricity value chain are on their way to becoming “smart”. This creates new market opportunities – and players are evolving to take advantage of them. [...]

Energy & Utilities September 2012

Offshore Wind Meets Nuclear

Most of the challenges in the development and procurement of offshore wind energy have been faced before- why not take a chance and have a look at lessons learned from the nuclear field?

Offshore wind projects often embrace expertise from the Oil & Gas industry. Facing increasing delays and other challenges it might be the right time to also have a look at an industry which is often considered an antagonist of wind power: nuclear energy. [...]

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