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5G deployment models are crystallizing

5G deployment models are crystallizing

Opportunities for telecom operators to facilitate new business ecosystems

5G comes with the promise of unseen services and futuristic use cases. Telecom operators andother industry players are making big bets on next-generation services. 5G will bring newinteractive and immersive experiences to customers.

Released: June 2017

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What the customer wants!

What the customer wants!

From Networking to Network PaaS

This viewpoint is the result of 12 months of intense activity, in which BBVA, supported by Arthur D. Little, developed a vision, defined requirements and sourced its global networking platform concept – called “Synapse”. BBVA wants to share its insight from its internal architectural development process, in order to give momentum to the shift to platform-centric networking.

Released: June 2017

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Food & Beverage in Spain

Food & Beverage in Spain

Consumer shifts will unlock further growth

Changes are occurring in the food & beverage industry regarding consumers providing opportunities to unlock growth.


In Arthur D. Little, we summarize them in four key trends :

Released: June 2017

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Diversification in the Era of Convergence

Diversification in the Era of Convergence

Responding to the opportunities and threats of industry convergence

Corporations have pursued diversification strategies for decades as a means by which to create long-term value and achieve sustained growth. Historically, companies such as General Electric diversified via inorganic acquisitions, in addition to investing heavily in R&D programs.

Released: June 2017

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China’s commercial aircraft take-off

China’s commercial aircraft take-off

Arthur D. Little looks at the recent development of the Chinese commercial aircraft industry

For the global aeronautical industry, China represents the largest commercial opportunity of the coming 10 years, and the biggest competitive threat for the decades to follow. Arthur D. Little reviews the development of the Chinese aeronautical industry, which recently accelerated with the creation of COMAC and AECC, and identifies the key aspects to be closely monitored by Western players.

Released: June 2017

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Iran: Ready for a telecom leapfrog

Iran: Ready for a telecom leapfrog

With growth factors aligned, Iran might be on the verge of a digital transformation

Globally the telecom industry has undergone rapid change, driven by an increasing share of data and ICT revenues for operators. Even though Iran still lags in fixed and mobile broadband development, there has been rapid growth in recent years.

Released: May 2017

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Petroleum refiners and shippers struggle over marine fuel

Petroleum refiners and shippers struggle  over marine fuel

Tighter marine pollution regulations force marine-fuel value-chain players to rethink industrial and business models in order to maintain their competitive positions after 2020

The marine-fuel sector is facing lower-sulfur-content specifications, with the major change taking place in January 2020.

Released: May 2017

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Executive Roundtable: Future of Operations

Executive Roundtable: Future of Operations

Exploiting the potential of new technology and Industry 4.0

The nature of operations has been changing constantly in past decades, and is still changing now, with more speed than ever. The evolvement of Industry 4.0 and the high scale availability of new technologies such as augmented reality devices and blockchain payments is triggering the accelerated change in industrial value chains.

Released: April 2017

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Telecoms & Media executive breakfast event

Telecoms & Media executive breakfast event

Launch of annual Arthur D. Little flagship Telecom & Media study in London

On March 31, 2017, Arthur D. Little held in London the first of a series of launch events of the latest edition of its annual Telecoms & Media flagship report with an unprecedented attendance of global senior industry executives and key investors, including more than ten leading UK operators, multiple web-majors and OTTs, infrastructure companies, banks, several private equity firms and representatives of the vendor community and UK government advisory bodies.

Released: April 2017

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America First: carbon emissions go last?

America First: carbon emissions go last?

Potential impact of President Trump’s “America First Energy Plan” on the power sector

The Trump administration’s approach to the traditional energy trilemma (the challenge of balancing the goals of cheap, secure and clean energy) appears set to skew heavily towards the low cost and secure aspects of energy supply at the expense of any focus on carbon emissions.

Released: March 2017

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