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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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May 6, 2015, Blog

Mobile Payments: Are there clear winners?

Mobile payments have been around for a few years but the topic had not had so much media coverage as it did when Apple announced Apple Pay, obviously. With so many articles about all kinds of new services ranging from the big caps such as Apple, Samsung, Google, etc., to mobile network operators, to start-ups […]
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April 28, 2015, Blog

Consumer excitement fuels the connected device era!

There is a strong believe across the industry that the number of devices connected over telecom networks will skyrocket. Cisco and Ericsson forecast 20-50 billion devices by 2020 and Ericsson envisions that the 500 billion devices milestone will be reached before 2030. Compared to just a few years ago, when the reality of connected devices […]
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May 13, 2015, In the news

NyTeknik – Verizons köp av AOL – ”ett amerikanskt fenomen”

Bengt Nordström, vd för konsultbolaget Northstream, ser Verizons och AT&T:s planer som ett amerikanskt fenomen. – De opererar på väldigt stora marknader med mycket starka varumärken. Jag tror att det är mindre lämpat för europeiska operatörer. Han är annars skeptisk till operatörers försök att leverera innehållstjänster. – Separationen mellan access och innehållstjänster som internet åstadkommit […]
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May 6, 2015, In the news – Europe announces plans to interfere with OTTs and spectrum auctions

Bengt Nordström, CEO of telecoms consultancy Northstream thinks the EC might be overstepping its mark. “I’m sceptical about regulating players like WhatsApp, Skype etc,” he told “The very idea that these companies must be regulated because they compete with operators is a step against innovation. The truth is that operators have not been innovative […]
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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.

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