Operational Models:

Change is a must

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

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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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February 19, 2014, White papers

Operational Models: Change is a Must

This Northstream white paper discusses ways that operators can adjust their operational models to adapt to a changing business climate. In an industry of legacy organizations, operators are having a difficult time being agile enough to keep pace with the quickly changing mobile communications landscape. We take a look at the way that a couple of new-entry operators have designed a very efficient business model, and how this can be applied on a larger scale.
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April 10, 2014, In the news

va.se – De vinner när mobilen tar över allt

Operatörerna tar vinsten – än så länge  Telekomcheferna uteblev i december från Mobilgalan som samlade toppnamnen inom appekonomin, och träffades i stället på strategikonsulten Northstreams julfest – utan apputvecklare. Read full article
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March 10, 2014, In the news

hd.se – Supersnabba mobilnätet på väg

— Då behöver du inte fundera på om du har mellanmjölk hemma och vilket datum det är på den, shoppinglistan är redan klar. Eller så har du en överenskommelse med din affär så att de kommer hem till dig med nya varor när det börjar bli tomt i kylskåpet, säger Bengt Nordström, mobilnätsexpert på konsultfirman [...]
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Northstream is a trusted strategic advisor and sourcing expert for operators and suppliers in the global telecoms business. We have been engaged in a wide range of business and technology consulting assignments for the telecommunications industry.

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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