Engagements, Strategy

Technical due diligence on a European mobile operator

As part of their strategy reassessment, the client invited Northstream to carry out a technical due diligence that would serve to validate the technical aspects of their business plan (BP). The objectives of the assignment were to appraise the client’s capability to deliver the goals set out in the BP by reviewing the client’s network […]
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Change, Engagements, Sourcing

Outsourcing and transformation: Northstream led the process to realize efficiency and savings targets

Northstream supported the client in realizing its strategic objective to implement a new operational model within the networks organisation. Together with the management team Northstream led the outsourcing process and thereafter established a transformation project focusing on re-design and establishment of new generic processes throughout the organisation. This also involved development of related IS/IT support […]
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Published November 28, 2013 in , .


Engagements, Strategy

Analysis of possible transition timeline for the 700 MHz spectrum

A major European TV broadcaster asked Northstream to conduct an objective analysis of the factors influencing the transition timeline to release the 700 MHz band from TV broadcasting use to instead be deployed for mobile broadband. Given the debate between vested interests, the client wanted an independent view on what a realistic timeline for this […]
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Change, Engagements, Sourcing

IS/IT transformation: Northstream supporting the client from service scoping all the way to partner selection

Northstream supported the client in their IS/IT transformation initiative covering Business Intelligence, ERP, Office IT as well as all supporting infrastructure. Northstream led the process to define the service scope in an optimal manner as well as the partner selection process. The transformation covered processes such as service management, change management and release & deploy […]
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Published November 28, 2013 in .


Engagements, Strategy

Network sharing agreement: Northstream supported the negotiation and finalization of a network sharing agreement

The management of a Middle Eastern mobile operator asked Northstream to outline trends, opportunities and challenges in Network Sharing, to support in the partner negotiations and to support the necessary meetings with the regulator and antitrust authorities. Northstream delivered a number of interactive workshops to all parties involved including the JV partner, regulator, antitrust authorities […]
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Published November 28, 2013 in .


Engagements, Sourcing

Procurement and operational strategy support: Northstream supported all major infrastructure negotiations and achieved world class results

The client was newly established as a mobile operator in Japan. Northstream was engaged to support the procurement of a WCDMA network. The client was advised to invite global vendors to an open tender process resulting in the signing of agreements with the two main industry players. Northstream continued to support the client over many years by […]
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Published November 28, 2013 in , , .


Engagements, Strategy

Scaling of European operators: Northstream studies the effects of the EC Connected Continent legislative package

A major telecom actor asked for Northstream’s assistance as part of evaluating the effects of the EC proposal for the Connected Continent legislative package. One of the drivers for change according to the proposal is that Europe has fallen behind the US and other markets in terms of LTE investments.  According to the proposal the […]
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Published November 6, 2013 in .


Engagements, Strategy

2020 Strategy Support: Northstream identifies major industry disruptions for 2020 and their impact

A major telecom actor asked for Northstream’s assistance as part of the support work for defining their strategy for 2020. The objective was to analyze potential industry disruptions that will affect telecommunications in the years to 2020 and their impact on the client, both as a threat and/or opportunity. Northstream identified the areas where potential […]
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Published November 6, 2013 in , , .


Strategy

Real-time billing and self-service deployment business case study for BSS vendor

A leading BSS vendor asked Northstream to research the global market of mobile telecom real-time billing and self-service and to develop a business case illustrating potential benefits for operators in a European context. The research identified considerable financial gains for operators from implementing new real-time billing and self-service solutions and increasing customer adoption of the […]
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Published September 5, 2013 in , , , , , .