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Change is a must

New Northstream white paper on how operators can adapt to a changing business climate

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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. Our strategic advisers draw upon in-depth knowledge, front-line experience, leading market insights and proven methodologies.

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June 12, 2014, Blog

A zillion connected devices, or…?

I’m not sure how it all started but from my records I can see that in 2008 IDC projected that there would be about 15 billion connected devices in 2015, in 2009 the GSMA stated that it expected 50 billion connected devices by 2025, and the same year Verizon claimed that 500% wireless penetration is [...]
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March 5, 2014, Blog

Betting the farm on standalone messaging

With Facebook’s $19 billion purchase of WhatsApp, the high stakes game of social media chess has new angles to it. Why was this the OTT mobile messaging app of Zuckerberg’s choice, and what does it symbolize about the differences between strategies in this space?
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September 24, 2014, In the news

Tekniikka & Talous – Selvitys: Operaattorit hukkaavat miljardibisneksen digipalveluissaan

Ruotsissa ja Suomessa toimivan konsulttiyritys Northstreamin toteuttama selvitys laskee, että eurooppalaiset operaattorit tekevät seuraavan kolmen vuoden aikana 160 miljoonaa euroa liikevoittoa yhteistyöllä digitaalisten palveluntarjoajien kanssa, mutta potentiaalia olisi paljon suurempaan. Northstreamin mukaan potentiaalinen liikevoitto palveluista olisi noin 2,2 miljardia eli liki 14-kertainen nykyiseen nähden. Konsultit arvioivat, että operaattoreiden kannattaisi rakentaa musiikki- ja videopalveluille, kuten Netflix ja Spotify, avoin palvelualusta, jonne [...]
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September 24, 2014, In the news

Telecoms.com – Telcos missing out on massive OTT profit opportunity, claims research

Mobile comms consultancy Northstream reckons European telcos are missing out on over €2 billion in potential profits that could come from effectively partnering with Internet players generally referred to as OTTs. The research was commissioned by BSS outfit AsiaInfo, which has been helping China Mobile and China Unicom with their OTT collaborations via its Veris [...]
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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.

Our clients

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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