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Mobile payment

Is this the turning point?

Our report takes this opportunity to shed some light on the latest developments of the ecosystem, compare the maturity of existing solutions, and analyze the enablers for mobile payment to take off in Western markets. We  then discuss how players in the industry from MNOs, banks and payment...
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Cost Reduction in the Telecom Industry

Why operators need to act now to escape from the low-profit spiral

The telecoms industry in Europe and the US is at risk of becoming a low profit business. If the current trend cannot be reversed, industry margins are at risk of dropping from the current figure of 35 - 40 per cent to 15 per cent within 5 years. Cost management has to become an inherent core...
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High Throughput Satellites

Delivering Future Capacity Needs

In this extended commercial and technical white paper we explore in particular the performance tradeoffs, and note the growing importance of higher frequency systems, given the significant spectrum allocations and high performance in key deployment areas. HTS systems offer a step change in...
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High Throughput Satellites: Delivering future capacity needs

Summary of white paper

In this executive summary of an extended commercial and technical white paper we explore, in particular the performance tradeoffs and note the growing importance of higher frequency systems, given the significant spectrum allocations and high performance in key deployment areas. We would also like...
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Connecting the dots

Telecommunication providers as enablers for Smart Cities

With this Viewpoint, we address key questions regarding the overall design of a Smart City, how different players should position themselves in the value chain, as well as how to create significant business for the participating stakeholders.
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Telecom and Media

How to ride the OTT wave

These new players include Internet giants such as Google, as well as YouTube, Amazon, Apple and Netflix. Traditional TV and radio players are facing this rising competition on multiple content segments, mainly on price. Also, with the rise of on-demand programs, there is less value in aggregating a...
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Reshaping the future with NFV and SDN

The impact of new technologies on carriers and their networks

This joint white paper by Arthur D. Little and Bell Labs aims to fill that gap. It offers our views on the network of the future and discusses the value of fusing carrier networks with the cloud ecosystem, as enabled by these technologies. These changes are both an opportunity and a necessity for...
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Media & Entertainment: Flow of Funds

Trends and developments in the UK

Several trends and developments help to distinguish the UK market:Consumers relentless adoption of new device formats and new services, coupled with multi-tasking and media stacking, means UK citizens now spend more than 11 hours of ‘effective’ time every day using communication and media services....
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Big Data: A gold mine in Telcos’ backyard

Extracting maximum value from Big Data

Key topics discussed are strategic considerations, use cases through which Telcos are monetizing their customer insights, operating models Arthur D. Little provides perspectives on some of the most critical issues in order to maximize this potential like necessary strategic considerations, use...
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Time to better leverage LTE?

Benchmarks, dynamics and insights into mobile data services

The current global trend towards tariff reduction highlights the importance of generating and promoting data usage through LTE’s enhanced customer experience. Introducing value-added services can also be a functional way for mobile operators to promote broadband usage; when successfully perceived...
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