New blog post “What leads to a successful 5G sourcing project?”

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We have 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 14, 2019, Blog

What leads to a successful 5G sourcing project?

Having worked with infrastructure sourcing for over 20 years, Northstream has inevitably came across 5G in the last couple of years. Northstream’s well proven sourcing methodology seems to still hold up well in the 5G era, driving the process with strong momentum and transparency which translates to short lead times and fact-based decisions. The foundation […]
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January 29, 2019, Blog

“Give something to get something”

Smart city is no longer just a topic about the future. Many ‘smart’ / digital services are already operational today, ranging from public transport logistics, parking surveillance, traffic management, waste control, etc. They are, however, mostly deployed on top of existing communication backbone (mobile and fixed networks), built primarily for serving residential and B2B legacy communication needs. […]
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June 12, 2019, In the news, Insights

Göteborgs-Posten – Hemlighetsfull telejätte öppnar nytt i Göteborg

Enligt Bengt Nordström, telekom- expert och vd för telekomkon- sultbolaget Northstream, har Hu- aweis Sverigechef en poäng med att USA:s bevis mot Huawei hittills varit tunna. – Från amerikansk sida har man inte presenterat några starka bevis i det som har släppts offentligt. Read full article
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June 10, 2019, In the news, Insights

fPlus – Nu slår Huawei-krisen mot Sverige

USA har bestämt att man inte ska använda kinesiska leverantörer för att bygga 5G och försökt övertyga västländer att göra detsamma under flera år. – Hittills har Australien, Nya Zeeland och Japan följt rådet. Resten av västvärlden säger i princip ”vi hör vad ni säger, vi ska stötta sätta procedurer på plats men vi avser […]
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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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