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Mobile NFC – what’s all the hype about

Mobile Near Field Communication (NFC) has been discussed intensively over the past 24 months. Various players have geared up to enter the different market segments. Billions of dollars are at stake, but the winners are not yet in sight. In this article, incorporating the results of a recent ADL...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME), Technology & innovation management

Who moved my money?

By 2015 experts predict that the volume of mobile payments will have reached $1 trillion. Global players of all sorts are getting ready to reap the benefits of this huge potential market. But companies wanting to enter need to address some critical issues. This article outlines the main topics.
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME)

Arthur D. Little - Exane BNP Paribas report 2012

Let’s face it

The report discusses various issues: is the opportunity linked to innovative services larger than the risk to legacy revenues? What are the key strategic choices available to telcos across Europe? In preparing the report, we have met with 105 organisations in the telecom-media-technology arena and...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME)

Cloud from Telcos: Business distraction or a key to growth?

Open action point: Make Cloud a sustainable growth reality for Telcos!

However a handful of OTT players dominate the market and the rest is divided among an endless long tail of small solution providers – seemingly offering every perceivable function either cheaply or for free. Where can Telcos usefully participate and make business in the Cloud? In this report Arthur...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME)

The Business Benefits of 4G LTE

The latest such technology, 4G LTE (‘Fourth Generation – Long Term Evolution’),provides substantial performance improvements over previous mobile technologies, and offers the promise that connectivity will no longer be a barrier to realising the benefits of enterprise mobility. These improvements...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME), Technology & innovation management

LTE Spectrum and Network Strategies

Strategic Options for Mobile Operators in Dynamic 4G Mobile Markets

These options are linked to their network deployment strategies and are increasingly implemented via network cooperation agreements. By choosing smart spectrum and network deployment strategies, operators can improve their position in dynamic 4G markets.Spectrum auctions in Europe indicate LTE will...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME), Technology & innovation management

Wanted: Smart market-makers for the “Internet of Things”

The “Internet of Things” is among the hottest topics currently being debated, with the projected potential in turnover whetting the appetite of industry experts around the globe.
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME), Technology & innovation management, Strategy

An acronym-free primer on mobile payments

Mobile payments are the next big thing. But for outsiders the multitude of abbreviations and acronyms makes them difficult to understand. Our acronymfree primer explains what m-payment is and how it works. It also sheds light on the business potential of the industry and sets out the most promising...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME)

New business models for mobile operators

Just a few years ago, mobile network operators dominated their industry. The mobile phone ecosystem was in effect closed, and the network operators controlled not only the networks but also the services and the technology. Today they risk becoming mere "bit-pipe" providers. This article shows which...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME), Technology & innovation management

Sustainability within and beyond the ICT industry

How can information and communication technologies help to address sustainability issues? This article shows that, as well as using innovative methods to improve its own sustainability profile, the ICT industry is perfectly placed to enhance sustainability in other sectors, using the challenge of...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME), Sustainability