Engagements, Strategy

5G Analysis: drivers and impact of 5G in 2018-2022

As the telecom community prepares for the introduction of 5G, there is a lot of discussion about what are the needs/drivers for 5G and the opportunities this next generation of mobile technology will create. The client, an investment management firm with shareholdings in the TMT industry, engaged Northstream to provide an independent view and analysis […]
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Published April 4, 2018 in , , .


Engagements, Strategy

Support in planning & business case for network rollout

A European communications provider was investigating the possibility to build and operate a new communications network. Northstream was engaged from the early stages to support with subject matter expertise regarding e.g. the network rollout process, investment levels, and organizational planning. This was further developed into a full-scope financial business case with detailed OPEX and CAPEX […]
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Published March 19, 2018 in , .


Engagements, Strategy

Spectrum auction litigation and regulator communication support

A leading mobile network operator in a high-growth market enlisted Northstream’s support in a spectrum auction litigation about timing and spectrum slicing. Northstream was responsible to develop a technical spectrum- and capacity model to support the client’s argument that proceeding with the auction as planned would be in the best interest of all stakeholders. Northstream’s […]
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Published February 19, 2018 in , , , , .


Engagements, Strategy

Strategic review for MNO’s Device-unit

A European Mobile Network Operator engaged Northstream to provide them with ongoing support to the function that manages Device-linked matters. The unit was in need of assistance with conducting a strategic review of the unit’s operations in general and also how they were developing specific analytics functions. In particular, our client was interested in having […]
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Published February 13, 2018 in , , , , , .


Engagements, Sourcing

Sourcing support for railroad communication network

Northstream assisted a railroad infrastructure operator in the RFP process for modernizing its railroad communication network. The scope of the project covers an entire mission critical network: radio access network, core network, managed services and rollout services, etc. Northstream provided key inputs to the business modelling and insights in the deployment of mission critical network. […]
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Engagements, Strategy

Enterprise guide to connectivity technologies for IoT

Northstream was engaged by an international IoT connectivity supplier to author a report to help enterprises select the most suitable connectivity technology for the Internet of Things. Northstream’s report offered a comprehensive review of traditional cellular 2G/3G/4G/, Low Power Wide Area, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and more to guide companies towards the optimal choice for each use […]
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Published November 23, 2017 in , , , .


Engagements, Strategy

Enterprise guide to IoT business model transformation

Northstream was engaged by an international IoT connectivity service supplier to create a guide for enterprises to transform their business models through IoT. Northstream’s report outlined the opportunities that lie in redefining the business models by moving from a traditional product to a connected ‘product-as-a-service’, and addressed the challenges that accompany such a transformation. The […]
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Published November 23, 2017 in , , , .


Engagements, Sourcing

Connectivity services business development support

A leading international IoT connectivity service supplier enlisted Northstream’s help to assist in coordinating business development activities related to a number of key accounts. Northstream’s scope of work related to the renewal of existing supply agreements as well as potential supply of new services. Northstream was responsible for setting up the client’s internal organisation to […]
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Published November 10, 2017 in , , , , , .


Engagements, Strategy

Market expansion strategy for edge AI

Northstream’s client is an AI firm focused on developing in-device AI capabilities for a range of applications, leveraging AI on the edge to limit dependency on connectivity. The client engaged Northstream to assist them in developing a market expansion strategy, and to recommend solutions for a scalability challenge which was limiting production capabilities. Northstream analysed […]
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Published November 10, 2017 in , , , , , , .


Engagements, Strategy

Study on connectivity technologies for massive IoT

Northstream was engaged by a provider of mesh network connectivity to author a report on connectivity technologies to address massive IoT applications. Northstream’s report, which was aimed at enterprises contemplating implementing IoT solutions, covered key requirements and typical use cases of massive IoT, the different technical strengths and commercial merits of emerging IoT connectivity technologies, […]
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