Engagements, Strategy

Spectrum value assessment for operator

Northstream performed a business case driven valuation of spectrum for a non-mobile operator looking to the potential of branching out to mobile broadband services. The analysis included: Potential service and device take up forecast for the market Potential market share for the operator Revenues associated with the service and market share Cost side, including all […]
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Published July 7, 2011.


Engagements, Sourcing

Operator single- and multi- vendor strategy analysis

Northstream performed an analysis of operator vendor strategies in single vs. multi vendor in the area of Radio Access Networks. Northstream created an analysis framework with sourcing process, evaluation method and argumentation support. Northstream provided arguments both for and against single vendor setup and put these arguments in the context of the type of process, […]
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Published July 7, 2011.


Engagements, Strategy

Outlining of communications services future

Northstream conducted a series of workshops with a major telecom player on the future of communication services. The project consisted of well defined and thoroughly prepared workshops on the topics of: Operator landscape development – competitive and financial dynamics Voice as a service – user, operator and OTT development LTE and VoLTE – impact, potential […]
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Published July 7, 2011 in .


Engagements, Strategy

Provision of strategic support to network modernisation vision

A middle-eastern mobile operator was planning to acquire spectrum and license to extend its services into the 3G and LTE space. As the client’s existing network was using 2G technology and thus the client being a greenfielder in the 3G/LTE arena, Northstream was engaged to support the preparation of the modernization activities. Northstream reviewed and […]
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Published July 6, 2011.


Engagements, Sourcing, Transformation

Management of outsourcing process for cost savings and efficiency gains

A global telecom operator was transforming its operating model from an execution-oriented to a more governance-oriented model, and outsourcing all on-site related activities for fixed and mobile networks in one of its markets. Northstream built the RFQ process, evaluated and negotiated proposals, and managed internal governance and decision processes. Key targets of cost savings, efficiency gains and staff transfers were fulfilled.
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Published May 25, 2011.


Engagements, Strategy

Development of connectivity and channel strategy for CE device vendor

Northstream assisted a CE device vendor’s strategy and business development unit in the feasibility assessment of business model for a new connected CE device. According to Strategy Analytics the installed base of connected CE devices reached 4.3 billion in 2010. Adding unlicensed or licensed radio (wireless) connectivity is not anymore a cost issue for most […]
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Published March 22, 2011.


Engagements, Strategy

Assessment of Wi-Fi impact on Mobile Broadband

Wi-Fi has a well established position as a key consumer and enterprise technology. The growth of Wi-Fi take up shows no signs of saturation – during 2010 we saw the Wi-Fi chipset shipments growing by 25% from 2009. Over half of residential broadband subscribers have Wi-Fi network at home. Players in the telecom sector need […]
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Published March 15, 2011 in , , .