Engagements, Sourcing

Connectivity services business development support

A leading international IoT connectivity service supplier enlisted Northstream’s help to assist in coordinating business development activities related to a number of key accounts. Northstream’s scope of work related to the renewal of existing supply agreements as well as potential supply of new services.connec Northstream was responsible for setting up the client’s internal organisation to […]
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Published November 10, 2017 in , , , , , .


Engagements, Strategy

Market expansion strategy for edge AI startup

Northstream’s client is an AI firm focused on developing in-device AI capabilities for a range of applications, leveraging AI on the edge to limit dependency on connectivity. The client engaged Northstream to assist them in developing a market expansion strategy, and to recommend solutions for a scalability challenge which was limiting production capabilities. Northstream analysed […]
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Published November 10, 2017 in , , , , , , .


Engagements, Strategy

Study on connectivity technologies for massive IoT

Northstream was engaged by a provider of mesh network connectivity to author a report on connectivity technologies to address massive IoT applications. Aimed at enterprises contemplating implementing IoT solutions,  Northstream’s report covered the key requirements and typical use cases of massive IoT, the different technical strengths and business focuses of emerging IoT connectivity technologies, the unique characteristics of flat […]
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Engagements, Sourcing, Strategy

Vendor 5G readiness evaluation

Northstream assisted a European mobile operator to assess vendors’ readiness in their 5G offering, as part of the radio network RFQ evaluation. Based on direct input from all involved vendors, Northstream individually and comparatively assessed the respective vendors’: current product offerings in terms of upgradability and reusability in the evolution to future 5G network; clarity […]
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Published September 28, 2017 in , , , .


Engagements, Strategy

New market entry strategy for a digital application

A client developed an innovative social application and considered launching the app in a foreign market. Northstream supported the client with new market entry strategy in the target market. The deliveries consist of: 1) competitor analysis with landscape mapping, cluster analysis and individual competitor profiling, 2) relevant customer groups for market entry, and 3) proposal […]
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Published June 20, 2017 in , , , .


Engagements, Strategy

Acquisition and new business establishment support

A client in the finance sector wanted to grow outside its home market and identified an opportunity to expand to a foreign market through funding an existing business in the target country. Northstream supported the client in project managing the whole acquisition process: together with the client identified necessary activities, managed sub projects and various […]
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Published June 20, 2017 in , , , .


Engagements, Strategy

International expansion support and go-to-market strategy for connected car platform

Northstream’s client is an IoT company focused on creating an ecosystem platform for connected car services. Following the successful launch of their ecosystem in partnership with a European mobile operator, the client approached Northstream to help them drive their international expansion, by identifying suitable mobile operator distribution partners in other countries. The client was also […]
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Engagements, Sourcing

Agreement preparation for new IT support system

The client, a global bank was undergoing an IT transformation in order to improve efficiency and speed in processing loan applications. It was essential for the bank that the transition to the new system was as smooth as possible and that there would be daily IT support once the system went live. Northstream supported the […]
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Published June 8, 2017 in , , , , .


Engagements, Sourcing

Strategic Outsourcing of Managed Services and Implement a New Operational Model

A leading European Mobile Network Operator was in the process of issuing an RFQ (Request For Quotation) to outsource all of its non-core processes in a managed services engagement and implement a new operating model. The operator invited Northstream to lead the RFQ process, define the pricing model, and assisting in evaluating and all the […]
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Engagements, Strategy

Network Capacity Validation for a Network Sharing Initiative

A leading northern European Mobile Network Operator (MNO) was in the process of establishing a Network Sharing agreement with another MNO and wanted to validate the impact of the partnership on their own network capacity. The operator consulted with Northstream to develop a network capacity model to determine this capacity impact and to identify the capacity […]
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Published June 7, 2017 in , , .