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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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February 9, 2016, Blog

Men in Black XXVII

It is time again for the yearly pilgrimage to Barcelona for the Mobile World Congress. Last year the 5G hype cycle began with several interest groups making their 5G plans known ahead of the expected standardization. It was also a year when the Internet of Things was high on the agenda, and in particular launches […]
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November 10, 2015, Blog

On our way to Slush

The Nordic startup scene is hotter and more exciting than ever! Silicon Valley is of course tough to beat, but Stockholm has become the second most prolific tech hub in the world on a per capita basis, much thanks to success stories like Spotify, Skype, Klarna, King and Mojang. According to research conducted by Atomico, […]
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February 8, 2016, In the news

European Communications – Q&A: Northstream CEO Bengt Nordstrom

Bengt Nordstrom, Head of telecoms consultancy Northstream, discusses the proposed O2-Three UK merger UK regulator Ofcom has voiced a number of concerns about the proposed merger between O2 and Three. Are they right to say that it would lead to higher prices for consumers? Bengt Nordstrom: No – it is more hypothesis than fact. […]
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February 4, 2016, In the news

The Telegraph – BT outage intensifies questions over future of Openreach

Bengt Nordstrom, telecoms analyst at Northstream, agreed that the outage – while disastrous for BT’s reputation – would need to happen several more times before Ofcom, the regulator, stepped in. “Outages like this happen to all operators, not frequently but sometimes. The trick is to make it happen as seldom as possible. “All in all, […]
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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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