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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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August 19, 2014, In the news

Ny teknik – Nokia tappar på 4g-marknaden

Bengt Nordström, vd för konsultföretaget Northstream, påpekar också den stora betydelsen som Kina kommer få för den fortsatta 4g-kampen mellan leverantörerna. – Det är i Kina tillväxten finns de närmaste åren, och det kommer att avgöra den framtida fördelningen av andelarna på 4g-marknaden, säger han. Read full article
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July 7, 2014, In the news

Total telecom – TeliaSonera to acquire Tele2 Norway for €548m

“This is the predictable result of a pretty miserable and failed spectrum licensing process, which has resulted in pretty dramatic consolidation,” said Bengt Nordström, CEO of Swedish consultancy Northstream. “Norway now essentially has two strong operators, plus a very small outfit with lots of spectrum, little infrastructure and few customers,” he said. Read full article
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Sample engagements

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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