Engagements, Strategy

Due diligence on a small cell technology company for a leading industrial investor

The investor wanted to assess the target company for considerations of a potential acquisition. Northstream was requested  to conduct  a technical due diligence on the target. The technical due diligence covered: the overall product offering assessing, feasibility of the promised benefits of the solution, profiling of the key people as well as high level review […]
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Engagements, Strategy

Support in Operational risks analysis and Business Continuity Management for a bank

Northstream’s client is a Nordic bank, providing financial services to consumers and enterprises. The client needed to review and update its operational risks and Business Continuity Plans for one of its business areas and ensure they are compliant with both internal and external policies and regulations. Northstream conducted interviews, analysis and compiled an updated list […]
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Published September 27, 2016 in , .


Engagements, Strategy

Support for spectrum valuation

A mobile operator requested Northstream to support the spectrum valuation in preparation for an upcoming auction. Northstream expert developed a spectrum valuation model to estimate the impact of spectrum on the network cost (OPEX/CAPEX) covering various permutations of different scenarios such as future spectrum acquisition/license renewals in the coming decades, possible network sharing arrangements and […]
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Published June 21, 2016 in , , , .


Engagements, Strategy

Market study on providing cloud based core network as a service

A telecom systems supplier requested Northstream to investigate the drivers and barriers as well as the market potential for providing the cloud based core network as as a service in order to refine the client’s value proposition of the aforementioned solution and to best position itself among the competitors. Northstream started by first gaining understanding […]
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Published June 21, 2016 in , , , .


Engagements, Sourcing

RFP for BSS transformation for global operator

Northstream led, in close cooperation with the client, an RFP process to select a partner for a complete replacement of the Business Support Systems (BSS) core environment across multiple markets. Work involved sourcing strategy, RFP production, partner evaluation and selection and contract finalisation. The scope covered all systems and processes (E2E) from front end, channel […]
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Published June 20, 2016 in , , .


Change

Reorganization and transformation

Northstream supported the client in realizing its strategic objective  to implement a new organization within the Technology division. Together with the management team Northstream led the program to analyse, design, perform risk assessment and execute the transition to a leaner and more efficient organisational structure covering all operational, financial, HR and stakeholder management related activities. […]
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Engagements, Strategy

Second opinion on strategy and support in value proposition formulation for an IoT platform vendor

Northstream’s client is a global actor within IoT. The client requested Northstream’s advice in providing a second opinion on their growth strategy as well as support in better formulating their value proposition in order to strengthen the client’s position against competitors and better communicate the benefits of the client’s solution. Northstream started by first gaining […]
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Published March 16, 2016 in , , , .


Engagements, Strategy

Evaluating growth opportunities for a niched mobile operator

Northstream’s client is a young and niched European mobile operator that addresses enterprise customers with special requirements (e.g. need for coverage in low populated areas). As part of the client’s strategic planning process, Northstream was asked to assist in mapping and evaluating domestic and international growth opportunities as well as how to build long-term value […]
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Published March 8, 2016 in , , .


Engagements, Strategy

Network Consolidation: Creating an implementation plan for consolidating two mobile networks considering technological, market-strategic and financial constraints.

A leading mobile operator in a population-rich South Asian country asked Northstream to develop an implementation plan for consolidating two mobile networks in the wake of a merger. Northstream analyzed different network consolidation scenarios considering expected future traffic of the combined networks, network roll-out strategy as well as constraints such as financial savings targets, go-to-market […]
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