Engagements, Strategy

Global anaysis of spectrum licence landscape and network technology synergies

Northstream performed an analysis of the global license and spectrum situation related to a new technology-spectrum combination.  The analysis, based on both primary and secondary research, focused on spectrum availability and operator commitments.  The results of the study provided a global perspective on the likely candidates to launch the new technology in this spectrum, and […]
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Published December 2, 2009.


Engagements, Sourcing

Investigation of perceived end user service quality of Mobile Broadband

Northstream performed and investigation on end user perceived service quality delivered in a set of competing networks. The study combined a quantitative ‘live test’ with a qualitative analysis framework to deliver a more nuanced and addressable result. In the project, Northstream set up the overall test project requirements, approach and procedures, as well as managed […]
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Published December 2, 2009.


Engagements, Strategy

LTE business case development for operator in 2.6 GHz spectrum auction

Northstream supported in the development of an internal Business Case for a potential participation in a 2.6 GHz spectrum auction. The case was developed under the assumption that LTE would be used as network technology. Northstream assessed all components relevant to the case such as revenue streams, subscriber uptake, ARPU levels, CAPEX, OPEX, etc and […]
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Published December 2, 2009 in .


Engagements, Sourcing

Contract review and negotiation of infrastructure supply frame agreement

A South East Asian mobile operator needed to assess the structure, terms and conditions of their current agreement with a supplier of network equipment. Northstream conducted a detailed analysis and provided recommendations for improvements in the contract and reasonable negotiation targets. Following the agreement review, Northstream assisted the client in negotiating new terms with the […]
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Published December 2, 2009.


Engagements, Sourcing

Management of Multi Operator Core Network implementation project

Northstream supported a European shared network operator to implement Multi Operator Core Network technology. With a dedicated on-site expert, Northstream was responsible to secure project progress and set up contact interfaces and manage relations between all involved parties, including suppliers and the operators sharing network. Northstream developed the Project Plan and High Level Design, as […]
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Published December 2, 2009.


Engagements, Sourcing

Network equipment benchmarking and RFQ support

A stand-alone operator about to adapt new network technologies needed support to properly assess equipment offers and pricing structure offered by various suppliers. Through its wide exposure to different suppliers and technologies, Northstream managed to speed up the process and quickly identify the comparables of the offers and benchmark them against regionally representative networks, leading […]
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Published January 1, 2008.


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.