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China: the next pioneer in new mobility?

China: the next pioneer in new mobility?

Why digitally enabled mobility is rising so fast in China

Taxi-hailing platforms in China have been in the spotlight recently, with the merger of Kuaidi and Didi totalizing more than 250 million users and launching a chauffeur service that two years ago was only known through Uber outside China. In addition to these impressive figures, a mobility revolution is under way in China, enabled by digitalization and a unique ecosystem.

Released: April 2016

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Premium Sports Broadcasting (English)

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 rights. Content is gaining weight in the consumer buying decision for bundles and operators cannot ignore this in order to maximize the share of connected households of new built super-fast broadband networks. However, the acquisition of sport broadcasting rights has become very expensive, resulting in squeezed margins and in potential arbitrage versus network investments. Is the acquisition of sport broadcasting rights a sound long-term strategy for telecom operators?

Released: April 2016

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Future of Operations in the digital world (English)

Future of Operations in the digital world

Industry 4.0: CEOs’ master plan for driving the race in performance excellence

Industry 4.0 and the related new technologies, such as the “Internet of Things”, “cyber-physical systems” and “additive manufacturing”, will drive radical performance improvements in terms of cost and customer excitement. CxOs in all industries are currently defining their ways to explore and exploit the benefits. The bad news is that the variety of technologies and limited number of industrialized examples make it hard to understand the complexity of the topic.

Released: February 2016

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The OTT conundrum for MENA telecoms (English)

The OTT conundrum for MENA telecoms

Achieving sustainable growth in a digital world

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) players in messaging, voice and video. On the surface, there exists a deceptive view of homogeneity for the South Asia, Middle East and North Africa region, and for especially the subregions of Middle East and North Africa (MENA), such that these markets appear very similar. In reality, the local information and communication technology (ICT) markets are quite varied. Our analysis and discussions with local decision-makers present several interrelated conclusions.

Released: February 2016

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Flexible SIM (English)

Flexible SIM

Operator catalyst in digitalization and convergence

Mobile operators, device manufacturers and standards bodies have been working towards replacing swappable physical SIM cards (classic) with flexible SIM solutions that are provisioned over-the-air. Embedded SIM chips (eSIM) and softwarebased approaches (SoftSIM) were initially launched by industry players with M2M in mind and are now expanding into the pure consumer segment.

Released: February 2016

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Aviation MROs

Aviation MROs

Delivering long-term value in a transformed aftermarket

As the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) landscape is disrupted by the emergence of new technologies and the growing presence of Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in the aftermarket, we examine these challenges and propose a framework by which the MRO service providers can continue to deliver value.

Released: February 2016

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Confronting Core Market Decline

Confronting Core Market Decline

Portfolio diversification in the industrial services sector

Portfolio-led diversification can create a wealth of new growth opportunities for industrial service providers, but also presents new challenges. In this article, we highlight some critical success factors for the effective transition to a portfolio service offering in the context of changing customer expectations and sustained market volatility.

Released: February 2016

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Aviation Alliance Strategy

Aviation Alliance Strategy

Beyond the global alliance model?

In the context of a challenging macro environment, the global aviation sector is facing unprecedented change due to advances in aircraft technology, disruptive business models and a new generation of digitally enabled passenger. In light of these “hyper-competitive” pressures, Arthur D. Little re-examines the global alliance model and considers the future of cooperative strategy in the aviation sector as the industry enters a new competitive era.

Released: February 2016

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Aerospace Supplier Squeeze – Ways Out?

Aerospace Supplier Squeeze – Ways Out?

Arthur D. Little’s strategic recommendations for commercial aerospace suppliers

The aerospace and defense (A&D) industry today struggles with a duality: defense-driven segments take hits due to significant governmental budget cuts, while commercial aircraft manufacturing is enjoying double-digit growth. Commercial aircraft deliveries at Airbus and Boeing grew by a CAGR of 7.5% between 2010 and 2015, with both companies registering record annual deliveries in recent years. Nevertheless, the commercial aircraft value chain is under stress: only half of the manufacturing firms in the chain show healthy profitability growth, and European players especially have struggled to enhance shareholder value. Which strategies should players take to surf the growth wave?

Released: February 2016

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Subcontracting safety?

Subcontracting safety?

Strengthening control of supply chain safety using a culture-based approach

In the face of relentless and growing pressure for efficiency, companies are increasingly outsourcing to suppliers and contractors, meaning that managing safety across the supply chain is more challenging than ever.

Released: January 2016

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