Change, Engagements

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 , , .


Engagements, Strategy

5G Analysis: drivers and impact of 5G in 2018-2022

As the telecom community prepares for the introduction of 5G, there is a lot of discussion about what are the needs/drivers for 5G and the opportunities this next generation of mobile technology will create. The client, an investment management firm with shareholdings in the TMT industry, engaged Northstream to provide an independent view and analysis […]
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Published April 4, 2018 in , , .


Engagements, Strategy

Support in planning & business case for network rollout

A European communications provider was investigating the possibility to build and operate a new communications network. Northstream was engaged from the early stages to support with subject matter expertise regarding e.g. the network rollout process, investment levels, and organizational planning. This was further developed into a full-scope financial business case with detailed OPEX and CAPEX […]
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Published March 19, 2018 in , .


Engagements, Strategy

Spectrum auction litigation and regulator communication support

A leading mobile network operator in a high-growth market enlisted Northstream’s support in a spectrum auction litigation about timing and spectrum slicing. Northstream was responsible to develop a technical spectrum- and capacity model to support the client’s argument that proceeding with the auction as planned would be in the best interest of all stakeholders. Northstream’s […]
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Published February 19, 2018 in , , , , .


Engagements, Strategy

Strategic review for MNO’s Device-unit

A European Mobile Network Operator engaged Northstream to provide them with ongoing support to the function that manages Device-linked matters. The unit was in need of assistance with conducting a strategic review of the unit’s operations in general and also how they were developing specific analytics functions. In particular, our client was interested in having […]
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Published February 13, 2018 in , , , , , .


Engagements, Sourcing

Sourcing support for railroad communication network

Northstream assisted a railroad infrastructure operator in the RFP process for modernizing its railroad communication network. The scope of the project covers an entire mission critical network: radio access network, core network, managed services and rollout services, etc. Northstream provided key inputs to the business modelling and insights in the deployment of mission critical network. […]
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