Engagements, Strategy

Operator & OTT Collaboration: The dynamics and potential of future collaborations.

Northstream carried out an independent study, commissioned by a software and IT services provider, which was aimed at analysing the potential upsides of operator/OTT collaborations as enabled by open platforms. The study first examined the contrast between the traditional collaboration models versus forward-looking models that are based on open platforms, then defined specific use cases […]
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Published October 17, 2014 in , , , , .


Strategy

Enterprise Mobility: What does it take to remain relevant?

Northstream was approached by a global technology company interested in understanding the state of the enterprise mobility sector, specifically related to Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) and Unified Communication as a Service (UCaaS), and what it takes to remain relevant in the two domains. Through a research-based methodology, Northstream analysed leading companies in the two domains […]
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Published October 17, 2014 in , , , , , , .


Strategy

Northstream assists a data analytics vendor with pricing support for a new solution.

A data analytics vendor was launching a new prediction application in their analytics portfolio, which is targeted to operator customers and aimed at improving network maintenance. The client needed help to set the correct pricing level for the solution. Northstream analyzed the vendor’s product material and proof of concept results and through the engagement provided […]
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Published October 17, 2014 in , , , .


Strategy

Northstream analyzes Enterprise PBX market.

A European operator needed to improve its understanding of certain aspects of the local enterprise PBX market as part of the strategy work for optimizing the operator’s PBX portfolio. The focus of Northstream’s engagement was to explore both the supply and demand side for PBX solutions as well as key trends impacting the market in […]
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Published October 17, 2014 in , , , .


Sourcing

Northstream supported a mobile operator in the network sourcing process.

A Caribbean mobile operator had decided to upgrade its mobile network to 3G and 4G to meet the market demand. The operator was looking for a turnkey partner to conduct the planned upgrade as well as fully manage and operate the network. The upgrade was designed as a combination of swap-outs and evolving the existing […]
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Published October 17, 2014 in , , , , , , , .


Strategy

Technical survey of license regulations for mobile operators.

Northstream was asked to perform a survey by a Middle Eastern operator who faced increased levels of service requirements by the regulator in their 2G and 3G networks. In preparations for a hearing with the regulators, the mobile operator required a comprehensive understanding of international practices for spectrum license holders. Northstream supported the mobile operator […]
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Published October 15, 2014 in , , , .


Strategy

Northstream provides second opinion on an operator’s TV strategy

Northstream was engaged by a European group operator to provide second opinion on their TV strategy. The operator was facing the external challenges of value chain fragmentation in the TV industry, rising content costs and increasing competition from OTT players such as Netflix, as well as the internal challenges of time to market, legacy systems and […]
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Published September 24, 2014 in , , .


Strategy

Strategic sourcing and vendor management for rollout projects

A global operator with strong growth ambitions needed in one of its European units a sourcing strategy to support a multitude of rollout projects in the wake of Networks migration and acquisition projects. The need comprised timely sourcing procedures and legal security as well as a stringent governance approach to evaluate vendor performance. Northstream devised […]
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Engagements, Strategy

Northstream analyzes an MNO’s operating model

A European Group MNO asked Northstream to conduct a study on the benefits of centralized and decentralized operating models as well as evaluate how the MNO’s model can be improved to better fit the company’s strategic direction and changing preconditions. Northstream conducted a number of external in-depth discussions and interactions with industry veterans in CxO positions about […]
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Engagements, Strategy

Business and technology support in litigation process

A vendor faced the challenge to satisfactorily conclude a litigation process related to mobile technologies and asked Northstream to provide expert matter opinion on the litigation proceeding. Northstream worked in close collaboration with the vendor’s legal advisory partner and helped the client in analysing, reviewing, and defining the best option to leverage the IPR portfolio in selected technology areas.
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Published February 18, 2014 in , , , , .