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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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August 18, 2015, Blog

LTE-U: U for unwanted or underappreciated?

Confused about LTE-U, LAA? And now MuLTEfire? Don’t worry–you are certainly not the only one. Even 3GPP had struggled for a while before they finally reached consensus on these terminologies. Simply put, LTE-U is the general term for a modified version of LTE to be deployed in the unlicensed band (ISM band in 5GHz in […]
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August 5, 2015, Blog

Knocking down borders

“Deep in my heart, I hate geoblocking”. Hard words said by the EU Commission Vice President Ansip when he recently announced the Commission’s Digital Single Market Strategy. A strategy with an intention to combine the 28 European markets into one common digital market. The more I think about it, Mr. Ansip is right, geo-blocking makes […]
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August 27, 2015, In the news

Ny Teknik – Prylarnas internet, men folkets då?

Men vem jobbar med uppkopplingen av människorna? Visst, antalet mobilabonnemang i världen motsvarar 99 procent av invånarna. I Kina där mobiltätheten är 60 procent på papperet, saknar nästan halva befolkningen – 620 miljoner människor – ett eget abonnemang. Om den här digitala klyftan gör Fredrik Engdahl på konsultföretaget Northstream ett intressant inlägg i sin senaste […]
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August 24, 2015, In the news

Telecoms.com – Telecoms vendors reach their moment of truth

Telecoms.com periodically invites expert third-party contributors to submit analysis on a key topic affecting the telco industry. In this article Bengt Nordström, CEO of telecoms consultancy Northstream, examines the challenging market conditions faced by telecoms vendors and how they must adapt to new realities. The sharp increase in mobile data uptake over the last eight […]
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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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