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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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November 2, 2016, Insights, White papers

Finding MIMO – On the way to 5G

This Northstream white paper discusses MIMO (multiple-input multiple-output) and its role in the upcoming 4G evolution and 5G development. Although MIMO deployment so far has been mostly limited to basic 2×2 configuration, it will become the key technical solution for operators to improve their capacity in the 4G evolution. More importantly, Massive MIMO with active […]
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June 16, 2016, Blog, Insights

Let’s cut the BSS and go digital

BSS/OSS transformations were already a hit many years ago.  Some of them were successful, but most of them failed or at least did not meet the commercial and technical targets. Reasons were many: complexity of legacy business and IT environment, poor project planning and/or execution, organizational friction, insufficient software solutions from vendors, etc… As a […]
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November 30, 2016, In the news, Insights

NyTeknik – Tele2 blir först med virtuella nät

Konsulten Bengt Nordström i Northstream håller med. – Den stora virtualiseringen av telenäten börjar nu. Det börjar med att operatörerna virtualiserar någon viktig tjänst som telefoni (Volte) eller bredband. Sedan får vi en gradvis utveckling, säger han. – Det är sannolikt att många operatörer väljer Full Stack nu i början för att minimera sin risk. […]
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November 16, 2016, In the news, Insights

Bloomberg – Future Holds Lean Times, Maybe IT Mergers for Nokia, Ericsson

Nokia Oyj and Ericsson AB need to get used to lean times as their phone carrier customers hold back on network investments while next-generation 5G wireless technology offers scant hope of a material spending boost, according to industry consultant Bengt Nordstrom. “Operator revenue trends are flat or negative, while many forecasters are still too optimistic,” Nordstrom, […]
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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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