Operational Models:

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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October 15, 2014, Blog

Cloud isn’t a service without Self-Service

My phone needed replacing desperately, when iPhone 6 was released. The fastest and easiest way of obtaining it was to order it from Apple’s online store. The local brick-and-mortar shops had only a few units, and they were sold out immediately. This got me thinking about how the business in general has transformed. Have you [...]
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October 7, 2014, Blog

International moaning.

In general I believe that the mobile industry and its ecosystem is functioning quite well. Throughout all the links in the value chain, from chipmakers all the way to service providers, we have intense competition. The best evidence of how well it is functioning is the fact that we have mobile networks in practically all [...]
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October 24, 2014, In the news

SvD Näringsliv – Gör Nokia en Fenix?

Det finns gott om rykten som säger att den stukade finska jätten planerar för en comeback av något slag 2016. När Microsofts köp av Nokias telefondel var klart i våras framgick att det finska bolaget inte fick sälja mobila prylar (i fortsättningen devices) under eget namn de kommande två åren. Det finns dock gott om [...]
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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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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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