Engagements, Strategy

Review the strategy for Long-term Product portfolio plan

A leading Telecom vendor engaged Northstream to assist them in reviewing their long-term product portfolio plan by providing expert opinion on the chosen strategy. The main objective of the project was to support the management team of the vendor with an outside-in analysis of the current situation of its portfolio, given Operators’ point of view on criticality of […]
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Published January 29, 2019 in , , , , , , , .


Engagements, Strategy

Sell-side Due Diligence

Northstream was invited by a group operator client, who was considering selling one of its operating companies (OpCo), to conduct due diligence (DD) of the OpCo’s network and IT business units. As part of a multidisciplinary M&A transaction team, Northstream was responsible to drive all technical and operational aspects related to the operating assets, comprised […]
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Published January 25, 2019 in , , , , , , .


Engagements, Strategy

Fiber strategy development for an European utility company

An European utility company engaged Northstream to assess the local fiber market and develop a fiber rollout strategy and business case. The company had been playing a small role (co-construction) in fiber value chain, but was now considering ramping up its fiber business. Northstream’s team evaluated the current state and outlook of the local fiber […]
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Published January 14, 2019 in , , , , .


Engagements, Strategy

5G Spectrum auction support for a European operator

A major European mobile operator tasked Northstream with evaluating the capabilities of the spectrum bands that were to be auctioned off by the national regulator in an upcoming auction and were to be assigned to 5G services. Northstream carried out a detailed analysis on the global standardization, ecosystem development and 5G potential of the spectrum […]
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Published December 3, 2018 in , .


Engagements, Strategy

5G rollout modeling and implications

A supplier of mobile network infrastructure engaged Northstream to perform an analysis of the projected rollout of 5G in leading World economies. The potential 5G rollout pace was modeled based on input data such as operator CAPEX budgets, equipment costs, geography and radio parameters. Having estimated the year-by-year adoption of 5G across seven countries, the […]
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Published November 21, 2018 in , .


Engagements, Transformation

IT Transfer for MNO’s new headquarter

A Global Mobile Network Operator engaged Northstream to provide them with a project manager for the IT workstream of the development of their new organization and connected new headquarter. The IT-unit was in need of a project manager during the execution phase of the project in order to help them manage and lead the process […]
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Engagements, Strategy

Key considerations for operators investing in IoT

Over the past years, operators have seen IoT as a growth opportunity, which has led them to increase focus on IoT strategy and make investments in developing and acquiring necessary capabilities. After a few years of targeted efforts, many operators are evaluating the results achieved in IoT revenue and connections growth and looking to understand […]
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Published August 13, 2018 in , .


Engagements, Strategy

Preparations for commercial due diligence

A major private equity investor was evaluating a potential acquisition of a communications platform provider. Before direct access could be given to the target company through a formal due diligence process, Northstream was engaged to perform a study regarding the overall market ecosystem, size and growth potential, pricing dynamics and competitive threats. The study served […]
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Published July 2, 2018 in , .


Engagements, Strategy

5G strategy workshop for an European operator

Northstream assisted an European mobile operator to prepare, plan and moderate a full day strategic workshop on 5G network plan with the horizon of the next 5 years. By reviewing the operator’s network status and comparing it against the prerequisite for 5G rollout as well as the operators strategic objectives, Northstream identified a list of […]
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Published April 9, 2018 in , , , .


Engagements, Strategy

Efficiency improvements in the operating model for a group operator’s Network department

A European group operator requested Northstream’s support to analyze their operating model within Networks department (scope: group function and a number of operating countries) with the objective to identify efficiency improvements that would deliver cost savings. The project was led by Northstream’s team and executed in two phases: As-is assessment – we gathered relevant information […]
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Published April 5, 2018 in , , .