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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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June 30, 2015, Blog

Tesla, iPhone, and sliced bread – what’s next?

When Hannibal saddled 34 elephants to cross the Alps and defeat the Roman Empire back in 218 BC, I wonder about his odds with the bookkeepers of his times. He comes to my mind when I think about Elon Musk, who is the driver behind the electric car venture called “Tesla” – on a mission […]
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June 17, 2015, Blog

Do opinions weigh more than facts?

At the Concurrences’ New Frontiers of Antitrust conference in Paris on Monday this week, the EU Antitrust Commissioner Margrethe Vestager stated that she is against operator market consolidation as there is no evidence that it leads to increased infrastructure investments. On the contrary, she stated infrastructure investments can be stimulated by increased competition citing operator […]
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July 2, 2015, In the news

Mobile Europe June/July – Filling in the gaps of national coverage

Bengt Nordström, CEO of telecoms consultancy Northstream agrees, pointing out that from the early days of 3G right up to more recent LTE roll-outs, the Swedish government has chosen no to host nationwide spectrum auctions. Instead, it allocated spectrum licenses to operators who committed to build networks that would provide the most geographical coverage. The […]
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July 2, 2015, In the news

Mobile Europe June/July – Setting the scene: LTE in Europe in 2015

How would you assess the LTE roaming lanscape in Europe? Bengt Nordström, Northstream: “More and more LTE operators now offer “roam like home” roaming packages that let you take your domestic price plan with you abroad. But rather than an LTE trend, this is down to, firstly, increased competition between operators and also a wider […]
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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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