Engagements, Strategy

Spectrum evaluation and alignment of operator´s technology strategy for 900MHz

Our client had the possibility to acquire a certain amount of spectrum in the 900MHz band and wanted to understand how to best utilize this spectrum, given its position and current assets, and to assess the financial value. Northstream analyzed the momentum of GSM, UMTS900 and LTE with regards to infrastructure, devices, regulation and operator […]
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Published December 2, 2009 in .


Engagements, Strategy

Study of Western European prepaid market

Northstream supported a payment solutions provider to increase its understanding of the European market and upcoming needs, for the purpose of adapting and optimising its payment solutions portfolio and sales approach to regional requirements, including for example refined marketing material and sales messages.  In the process, Northstream engaged in discussions on market trends and challenges […]
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Published December 2, 2009.


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 in , .