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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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March 31, 2016, Blog

5 reasons why EU should change their view on consolidation

Over the last years we have had an interesting situation in Europe where Mobile Operators in a number of cases have merged and thereby consolidated their respective markets. Notable cases are Austria, Ireland and Germany which have all gone from 4 to 3 player markets. In November 2014, Margrethe Vestager succeeded Joaquín Almunia as European […]
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March 9, 2016, Blog

The cord cutter’s dilemma

The talk of media town has lately been the “cord cutters”, the video consumers who cancel their cable bundle subscriptions in favor of streaming their favorite TV-shows and movies from streaming services such as Netflix, HBO Nordic/GO or Amazon Prime. Recent data by the market analyst firm eMarketer suggest that this cord cutting is growing […]
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May 26, 2016, In the news

ComputerSweden – Windows-telefonerna på fallrepet efter masslakten i Finland – finns det någon räddning?

Någon som har en helt annan syn på dagens nyhet är Bengt Nordström, vd och grundare för telekomanalysföretaget Northstream. – Det är helt tydligt att hela upplägget med att Nokia gick från Symbian till Windows Mobile och Microsofts förvärv av Nokias mobilverksamhet har varit ett totalt misslyckande. Det var ett grovt felaktigt beslut, säger han. […]
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May 26, 2016, In the news

Light Reading – Wind, 3 Eye Sale of Italian Assets – Report

Bengt Nordström, the CEO of consulting and analyst firm Northstream, thinks competition authorities are doing short-term damage to the European telecom sector by delaying the inevitable. “It will become quite clear in one or two years that not allowing consolidation will not make operators invest in networks,” he recently told Light Reading. Read full article
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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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