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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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The Digital Century: where is value headed in the digital space?

The Digital Century: where is value headed in the digital space?

With supporting conditions, Europe can regain a leadership role in this fast-growing ecosystem

The digital industry has been through a lot of turbulence in the last 15 years, since the Internet bubble burst after the dot-com boom. Customer usage has changed radically, technology has been regularly upgraded and new players have emerged.

Released: March 2017

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A perspective on the Iranian upstream oil & gas industry

A perspective on the Iranian  upstream oil & gas industry

Can Iran achieve its full potential?

The global oil & gas market has begun to rebalance in the first half of 2017, following a period of suppressed prices that has stalled the US shale revolution and prompted OPEC intervention, with an agreement to take 1.2 mmbbl/d off the market. Despite this rebalancing, it is likely that the market will remain uncertain in the short to medium term.

Released: March 2017

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Creating a Gigabit Society

Creating a Gigabit Society

The role of 5 G

This study describing a future Gigabit Society in Europe was authored by Arthur D. Little with support from and on behalf of Vodafone as the second in a series. The first edition focused on the role of Fibre networks, and this companion report focuses on the role of 5G mobile networks in facilitating consumer and industrial innovation in that future.

Released: March 2017

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Funding lower-priority clinical trials

Funding lower-priority clinical trials

Exploring a new mechanism to fund the timely execution of deprioritized trials

Introduction: Some biopharma companies have built pipelines that offer more development opportunities than their resources allow them to pursue. Promising clinical trials may be moved down the priority list and their execution delayed – resulting in decline of asset value against a fixed patent expiration date.

Released: March 2017

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