Engagements, Strategy

Strategy analysis of options and synergies from operator groups´ merger

A major mobile infrastructure vendor was investigating how to address the upcoming merger of two major operator groups. The infrastructure vendor needed to reorganize its account structure, understand the potential strategy of the emerging new player as well as take initiative to gain from the merger. Northstream assessed potential synergies from an operational point of […]
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Published December 31, 2010 in .


Engagements, Sourcing

Procurement of turnkey network deployment

Northstream was asked to take responsibility for the procurement of a full turnkey network deployment process for an operator in South East Asia. The market itself presents a number of challenges, security to mention one, and it was therefore very important to ensure these specific circumstances were well catered for in the procurement process. The […]
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Published December 19, 2010 in , , .


Engagements, Strategy

Market analysis and recommendations for product offering

Fixed telecom operations have been challenged by the shift of traditional voice revenues to mobile (fixed mobile substitution) and to 3rd party VoIP offerings (over-the-top market). A fixed operator requested Northstream to provide input to a long term convergent voice and communication services strategy for the consumer segment. Northstream developed a strategy for repositioning communication […]
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Published December 15, 2010.


Engagements, Strategy

Market analysis and strategy recommendations to Network Management Systems vendor

A vendor of Network Management Systems requested Northstream to provide support in market analysis and strategy definition for a refined product portfolio. The project need originated from uncertainties about operator requirements for architectures in the rapidly evolving mobile broadband market. Based on interviews with customer and other experts, analysis of competitive landscape and Northstream’s own […]
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Published November 8, 2010.


Engagements, Strategy

Customer relationship improvement advisory to network equipment supplier

A market-leading network equipment supplier experienced challenges in its customer relationships partly caused by increased competitor presence. Northstream was asked to provide external input and analysis of how to improve customer engagement. Based on its multi-national experience of operators large and small, as well as selected interviews, Northstream recommended measures and priorities for the supplier. […]
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Published July 12, 2010.


Engagements, Strategy

Value quantification of alternative frequency spectra

A fast growing European mobile operator faced alternative opportunities to expand based on different frequency spectrum bands and was in need of a quantification of the alternative values of these bands to the company. Northstream developed a quantitative model and applied it on the operational realities of the operator to project the potential values of […]
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Published July 12, 2010.


Engagements, Strategy

Analysis of potential partnership between major BSS/OSS vendors

A major BSS/OSS vendor had identified a potential partner for complementing its product portfolio and expanding market reach but lacked an objective analysis of potential challenges as well as the approach to realize a partnership. Northstream provided an external perspective on the prospective partner, analyzed the opportunity for a complementary portfolio expansion and advised on […]
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Published July 12, 2010.


Engagements, Sourcing

Implementation of Sourcing Spend Area Management and Category Leadership

Northstream consultants were engaged in supporting a major fixed and mobile operator to define and implement Spend Area Management and Category Leadership roles in the strategic sourcing department. Based on industry experience and internal interviews with key stakeholders in the client’s organization, Northstream supported the client in defining how the strategic sourcing department should work […]
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Published July 1, 2010 in .


Engagements, Strategy

Market analysis and strategy recommendations for subscriber data management infrastructure provider

A vendor of subscriber data management infrastructure asked Northstream to provide support in the area of market analysis and strategy definition. The project need originated from uncertainties about operator requirements for architectures providing HLR, HSS and other subscriber management functionalities. Based on expert interviews, the analysis of industry reports and our own expertise we provided […]
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Published April 12, 2010.


Engagements, Strategy

Service innovation scouting for leading telecom operator

Northstream assisted a leading telecom operator in finding innovative technology and service concepts in the Nordic region to be applied in new mobile services. A process was developed to systematically source and qualify technologies and services from diverse industries to provide the best possible range of opportunities. The process was fine-tuned in close collaboration with […]
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Published April 12, 2010.