Engagements, Sourcing

Infrastructure agreement review and negotiation of structure and conditions

An Asia Pacific mobile operator was in the process of deploying a combined GSM/WCDMA network. Northstream supported in the assessment of the structure, terms and conditions of the current agreement with the client’s infrastructure supplier, advising the client with recommendations for structural improvements and reasonable negotiation targets.  Northstream also assisted the client in the overall […]
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Published January 1, 2008.


Engagements, Strategy

HSPA market analysis including consumer opinion survey

In a series of studies, Northstream combined state-of-the art collection technologies of end-user opinions with top-down market trends analysis to evaluate the development of the global HSPA market. The studies included an analysis of the role of HSPA handsets and the specific consumer use cases for such devices and how well these use cases are […]
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Published January 1, 2008.


Engagements, Sourcing

Management of network trial projects during vendor evaluation

In conjunction with issuing a RFP for a major network swap, a European 3G operator wanted to perform trials with two potential system suppliers. Northstream provided Project Management support for both trials to secure that the trial networks were implemented on time and that the two vendors were properly evaluated with respect to their capability […]
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Published January 1, 2008.


Engagements, Strategy

Competitive SWOT analysis of product portfolio strategy

Northstream’s client desired an external view on how its customers perceive differences across a number of product categories. The purpose was to identify strengths, weaknesses and major deviations compared to the competition. Northstream applied a competitive positioning analysis framework reviewing the product portfolio from a number of defined dimensions, including technology, pricing models and sales […]
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Published January 1, 2008.