Engagements, Sourcing

Sourcing support for HSPA Mobile Broadband expansion equipment

A European operator wanted to source HSPA equipment to replace major parts of its existing 3G network. Northstream lead and structured the open tender process for a network SWAP scope including complete infrastructure and turnkey services. Northstream sourcing experts managed the complete RFP process including technical, commercial and project requirement specifications, vendor management, bid evaluation […]
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Published December 4, 2009.


Engagements, Strategy

Development of business case model for multimedia services

Northstream was engaged to develop attractive and suitable business models for multimedia type of services, and to provide the client with suitable marketing material that can be used in sales discussions with business partners, both customers and 3rd party suppliers. The operator business model analysis was based on the service value from both an end […]
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Published December 4, 2009.


Engagements, Strategy

Delivery of business-oriented technology training course series for executives

A Technical Training company and Northstream have jointly developed a unique set of executive training courses that combine mobile technology training with insightful business perspectives, designed to give executives a greater understanding of their customers, of technology choices and the related business impact. Through a proven teaching methodology and Northstream’s global experience from mobile operators […]
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Published December 3, 2009.


Engagements, Strategy

Analysis of operators’ Mobile Broadband visions

Northstream was contracted to analyze and assess operators’ visions on how they will evolve in the Mobile Broadband service area. Workshops were held with both the CTO and CMO organizations of operators in different parts of the world, representing both developed and emerging markets, to map out visions, drivers and observed challenges related to Mobile […]
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Published December 3, 2009.


Engagements, Sourcing

Network equipment and IT sourcing support for European greenfielder

Northstream telecom and IT sourcing experts supported a greenfield operator in the sourcing process for both its mobile network equipment and Business Support Systems. Northstream managed the complete RFP process including technical, commercial and project requirement specification, vendor management, bid evaluation and negotiation and final contract negotiation. Our client’s internal technical, commercial and project teams […]
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Published December 2, 2009.


Engagements, Strategy

Production of financial forecasting tool to support network vendor sales processes

Northstream assisted in the creation of a financial forecasting tool that would support the sales process of network and service solutions. The key objective was to identify and link overall financial KPIs to the development of business and the associated product- and service solutions, and ensure that such information and tool can be deployed in […]
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Published December 2, 2009.


Engagements, Strategy

Definition of marketing framework for network solutions vendor

By applying a network operator perspective on evolving needs in the services and solutions area, Northstream designed a framework for creating marketing messages and ideas suited to a range of different operator segments and network solution families, allowing for example suitable mapping between complex solutions and operator evolution phases.
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Published December 2, 2009.


Engagements, Strategy

Opportunity assessment of collaborating with online service provider for operator

This study focused on identifying areas of potential collaboration in multimedia service development and delivery that would be of mutual benefits between mobile operators and on-line service providers. The main objective was to develop motivating factors and arguments for such partnerships and identify potential challenges and pain points that would need to be overcome, and […]
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Published December 2, 2009.


Engagements, Strategy

Scenario analysis of 50 billion connected mobile devices for network vendor

Northstream investigated whether and how it would be possible to reach a market with tens of billions of connected devices within a ten year period. The analysis focused predominantly on the enabling underlying social, economical, technological and behavioral prerequisites that would be needed to make such hyper growth possible, particularly in the M2M and ‘connected […]
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Published December 2, 2009.


Engagements, Strategy

Market trend study of User Data Management

UDM is and will be a key aspect and potential differentiator in the mobile service ecosystem. Northstream analyzed the market and technology environment for UDM looking at today’s situation and the expected development for the coming five years. Focusing on the likely strategies of operators, on-line service providers and internet companies in the consumer space, […]
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Published December 2, 2009.