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Mergers & Acquisitions: Bust or Boom in CEE Telecoms?

Telecommunications transactions in CEE reached a volume of EUR 3.9 billion Euros in 2007. But will CEE M&A activity remain at high levels in spite of the credit-crunch situation? This insight assesses three drivers for continued high transaction activity: privatisation, license tenders and a...

Hybrid TV

Until recently, telecom operators have put their faith in IPTV to protect margins and to allow them to occupy all channels to the customer’s home. As a result, DSL operators across Europe have been rolling out CAPEX-intensive networks to provide customers with IPTV and to strengthen their position...

Untying the Gordian Knot

Digital Rights Management

This paper firstly provides an introduction to the concept of DRM. It then identifies needs of end users and other stakeholder groups and analyzes how well today’s DRM systems fulfil these needs. The paper then analyzes legal and regulatory perspectives around DRM before drawing conclusions on...

Disruptive Threat or Innovative Opportunity?

Scenarios for Mobile Voice OTT

In this Viewpoint, Arthur D. Little identifies the key trends in the OTT sector with a focus on mVoIP, its primary challenges and key success factors in order to assess three OTT development scenarios. Depending on the scenario, Arthur D. Little expects mobile voice OTT market size to range between...

Speaking the Same Language

Improving Communications between Companies and Investors on Corporate Responsibility

Investors and companies are still not having a meaningful dialogue about the business value of corporate responsibility. But there is a strong desire to change this and to find agreement on the best way forward. This report was produced in 2003 in partnership with the UK Social Investment Forum and...
Sustainability

Optimal Results

Optimal results

Effective portfolio management has become more important than ever for energy companies. It can reduce costs and improve earnings significantly and the current volatile price environment and requirements for risk management make it even more compelling.

Government and Transport Sector Urged to Change Attitudes of Trav

Government and transport sector urged to change attitudes of travelling public

Arthur D. Little and Cambridge Consultants hosted the Intelligent Journey workshop at Castle Ashby in Northampton. Decision-makers, opinion-formers and experts from the whole spectrum of the transport industry came together to explore how the intelligent journey jigsaw is best pieced together....

Fitting China into Your Global Footprint

Fitting China into your global footprint

China is no longer just a low-cost country suited to cheap mass production. It has now also developed the capabilities to serve as an R&D base. Companies must therefore design a new strategy fitting China into their global manufacturing and R&D footprint. This article outlines the key...
Strategy

Finding the Right Track

Strategic challenges for Nordic Public Transport Operators

Arthur D. Little has identified six success factors that characterize “cost effective innovators” in the industry: Build processes for continuous innovation – beyond the basicsBe in the forefront of understanding customer needsContinuously improve cost efficiencyExcel in writing and packaging...

Executives must Rethink

Manage IT as a competitive weapon

Many companies and institutions have large capability gaps to value the IT solution portfolio throughout the lifecycle. They build business cases that cover IT development and the deployment of single projects. However, they cannot conclude on a portfolio level whether or not the portfolio is right...
Technology & innovation management