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Switching on to Carbon: Addressingthe Threat of Climate Change

Telecommunications is not the first industry that comes to mind when you’re thinking about carbon-intensive business. But, the telecoms industry is at the forefront of a movement among businesses to slash emissions across the board. The rationale is simple: lower emissions mean lower energy costs...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME), Sustainability

Ploughs, Mobile Networksand Sustainable Cash Flows

While European mobile phone operators enjoy record levels of cash flow, their prices are increasingly under scrutiny from public opinion and telecom regulators. Their cash flow, however, is not under immediate threat. This is one of the conclusions suggested by this year's edition of Arthur D....
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME), Corporate finance

Central and Eastern Europe:An El Dorado for Telecom Investors?

Strong growth, increased liberalisation and new trends in technology have contributed to making the Central and Eastern European telecommunications markets very attractive for investors. In countries like the Czech Republic mobile phone penetration has reached a staggering 105 percent. In this...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME), Strategy

Mobile Telephony in Europe: The Leaders Hit Back

European mobile operators are finally recovering from the hangover produced by the towering debt from the introduction of third-generation systems. Our annual survey found an industry bursting with challenges and opportunities for both incumbents and new entrants.
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME)

Making M-Payment Work: A Challenge for all Players

The arrival of the first revenue figures in m-payment ended the hype about it. The overly optimistic forecasts have remained just those: forecasts. So where does the market go from here? Taga and Karlsson took a closer look at the present state of the market and the challenges mobile operators,...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME), Strategy

Deregulation - David vs. Goliath Revisited

Deregulation is a global fact. With the threat to incumbents of losing market share to new entrants, what strategies can incumbents apply to protect their turf?
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME), Strategy

"High Expectations, Low Profitability" - Arthur D. Little's

The results from Arthur D. Little's Global Broadband Study are sobering for some countries and industries – but make room for optimism. There just might be light at the end of the tunnel.
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME), Strategy

Tracking Electronic Commerce: Signals of Change

While virtually all businesses today seem to have their own Web sites, most businesses have yet to become deeply involved in electronic commerce (EC): 80 percent of EC is conducted by the top 25 suppliers on the Internet. As the CEO of a large publishing house has said, "Once you can tell the...
Consumer goods & retail, Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME)

How Electronic Commerce Is Reshaping Industry Structures

Across the business landscape, individual companies and whole industries are reeling from the impact of unprecedented change brought about by electronic commerce (EC). Major new competitors have come out of nowhere, fueled by access to seemingly limitless capital. Previously unknown Davids are...
Consumer goods & retail, Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME), Strategy

Industry Outlook Report The Telecommunications Revolution

The global telecommunications industry is embroiled in fundamental and revolutionary change. To a degree unprecedented in history – and unequaled in any other industry at this time – telecommunications industry participants are facing a revolution in the basic technologies used to build and operate...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME)