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Race to Gigabit Fiber

Telecom incumbents pick up pace

1. Fiber (FTTH/B) investments are more common now than ever before Fiber1 investments have become more common now than at any point in the past. Since we published the previous version of our Global Fiber Report in 2010 and 2013, the number of countries2 with more than 95%...
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Power to low-power

Low-power wide-area networks as enabler for smart ecosystems

As of today, smart ecosystems are limited to reaching their full potential based on the underlying connectivity technologies, such as fiber, cellular and Wi-Fi. Due to their insufficient capabilities with respect to high energy consumption, cost of network roll-out and (hardware)...
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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. But empirical experience reveals that product-focused activities struggled to contribute to top line growth, and will continue to do so, whereas end-to-end smart-life services seem to be the...
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Innovation Quest for Telecom Operators

The heat is on!

Telecom operators still have ground to coverThe topic of innovation is not new to telecom companies per se, with the industry having cycled through myriad forms of financial and organizational investments. Telecom operators were among the first to introduce corporate accelerators, invest with...
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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 with infrastructure-based competition and essentially adopted by customers for its discounts. Behind the nice take-up figures, there is a contrasting reality – the challenge being for operators to capture the...
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Exclusive Telco CEO & Private Equity Event

Presentation of the 6th annual exclusive Telco CEO & Private Equity Event hosted by Arthur D. Little in Vienna

Presentation of the 6th annual exclusive Telco CEO & Private Equity Event hosted by Arthur D. Little in ViennaOn 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.This...
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Premium Sports Broadcasting

The silver bullet to win the broadband game?

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...
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The German Internet Industry 2016-2019

The Internet has profoundly changed our lives and become very important for the German economy. This study highlights the variety and importance of the Internet industry in Germany. In addition to the analyses made previously (in 2013), there is a considerably stronger focus on topics such as...
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Flexible SIM

Operator catalyst in digitalization and convergence

We estimate that by 2020 the EU potential for flexible SIM in smartphones and tablets will be 150mn. This drives a rearrangement of the mobile value chain and operators' strategic position. Ultimately the economics for mobile operators are impacted. Therefore strategic adaptation is recommended for...
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The OTT conundrum for MENA telecoms

In this Arthur D. Little regional telecom report we aim to provide a nuanced view of the growth patterns within the MENA region, as well as deconstruct the growth to its underlying reasons in four key markets. An important focus area is the threat of core revenue disruption by over-the top (OTT)...
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