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Striving for impact

We haven chosen to put our competence, passion and efforts at the intersection of business and mobile technologies for one main reason: no other area is evolving at the same breakneck speed to keep pace with customer demands.
That is why you need strategy handcrafted for your business and competitive dynamics, rather than standard road maps. In our strategic advice we draw upon in-depth knowledge, front-line experience, leading market insights and proven methodologies.

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February 25, 2015, Blog

Mobile payments – winning the battle or winning the war?

The mobile industry, during the past 6 months, has seen the strongest push towards mobile payments as industry giants such as Apple, Google, and Samsung have been extremely active in bringing their own mobile payment solutions, striving to take the top spot in making people pay with their mobile phones. During these nascent times, it […]
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February 23, 2015, Blog

When I wish upon a star…

It’s that time of the year again, time for the mobile communication industry’s biggest affair – the Mobile World Congress. It’s the 25th time I make the journey to discuss industry happenings and meet our global clients. The Mobile World Congress has evolved from an “intimate” gathering of some five-six hundred mobile executives to being THE place […]
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March 5, 2015, In the news

Tech 2 – Mobile industry expects 5G networks running by 2020

“Vendors and operators talking of 5G believe that anything wireless should be connected over their networks,” said Bengt Nordstrom, a veteran industry executive in Europe and Asia who now heads Northstream, a strategy consulting firm. “There is an ambition there, but you are not talking about the classic cellular operator business any longer.” Read full […]
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March 3, 2015, In the news


Karonis was the unanimous choice for the award, which is supported by Amdocs. The judging panel comprised Mobile Europe and European Communications Group Editor Marc Smith, Northstream CEO Bengt Nordstrom, Maravedis Rethink Research Director Caroline Gabriel, CCS Insight Senior Analyst Kester Mann and Amdocs Director of RAN services Jason Ramsden. Read full article
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Delivering value

Northstream is a trusted strategic advisor to global players in the ecosystem of a connected world. Thanks to our perceptiveness, agility and ability to create innovative solutions, we build enriching relations and deliver competitive advantages.

Some of our recent engagements in brief:

Data analytics deployment benefits quantification

A data analytics vendor asked Northstream to develop business cases illustrating evidence of benefits of the analytics solutions at operator customers. Each case quantified the deployment benefits and the resulting annualized impact was put in the context of the operator’s overall business performance. The cases were then transformed into tools for estimating future operator deployment impacts.
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Long term network strategy development for a growing European Operator

A fast growing European mobile operator asked Northstream to audit their existing Network strategy in light of their recent growth and changes in the market, in order to validate the operator’s internal strategy development. Northstream’s findings served as input to the client’s decision-making process for network investments, business strategy development, and contract negotiations.
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Process management to establish contracts for LTE and Managed Services

A European operator faced an immense challenge to launch and go live with LTE within seven months, as well as replace their Managed Services partner. Northstream was brought in to run the initiation and completion of RFP processes for both the LTE network and the managed services on a tight two month schedule.
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Some of our clients

Working with global clients on a multitude of challenges, we engage with the full range of players in the ecosystem of a connected world – operators, service providers, content providers, network infrastructure and handset suppliers as well as industry fora, investors and financial institutions.

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Our people

The Northstream team is built from a multi-disciplinary, internationally diverse, and widely experienced set of people. Our common qualities include drive, perceptiveness and creativity. Together we continuously challenge mind-sets, develop bold ideas and improve performance beyond expectations.

Meet Northstream’s people