Engagements, Sourcing, Strategy

Vendor 5G readiness evaluation

Northstream assisted a European mobile operator to assess vendors’ readiness in their 5G offering, as part of the radio network RFQ evaluation. Based on direct input from all involved vendors, Northstream individually and comparatively assessed the respective vendors’: current product offerings in terms of upgradability and reusability in the evolution to future 5G network; clarity […]
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Published September 28, 2017 in , , , .


Engagements, Sourcing

Agreement preparation for new IT support system

The client, a global bank was undergoing an IT transformation in order to improve efficiency and speed in processing loan applications. It was essential for the bank that the transition to the new system was as smooth as possible and that there would be daily IT support once the system went live. Northstream supported the […]
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Published June 8, 2017 in , , , , .


Engagements, Sourcing

Strategic Outsourcing of Managed Services and Implement a New Operational Model

A leading European Mobile Network Operator was in the process of issuing an RFQ (Request For Quotation) to outsource all of its non-core processes in a managed services engagement and implement a new operating model. The operator invited Northstream to lead the RFQ process, define the pricing model, and assisting in evaluating and all the […]
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Engagements, Sourcing, Strategy

Sourcing support for European mobile operator in transformation and network modernization

Northstream assisted an European mobile operator to assess and support in transformation and network modernization in order to improve its operational efficiency and quickly expand network capacity to deliver new aggressive commercial offerings to regain market share. Northstream assisted the operator in the RFP process, including support in the preparation for RFP, evaluation of the RFP responses, […]
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Published February 23, 2017 in , , , , .


Engagements, Sourcing

RFP for BSS transformation for global operator

Northstream led, in close cooperation with the client, an RFP process to select a partner for a complete replacement of the Business Support Systems (BSS) core environment across multiple markets. Work involved sourcing strategy, RFP production, partner evaluation and selection and contract finalisation. The scope covered all systems and processes (E2E) from front end, channel […]
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Published June 20, 2016 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 , , , , , , , .


Change, Engagements, Sourcing

Outsourcing and transformation: Northstream led the process to realize efficiency and savings targets

Northstream supported the client in realizing its strategic objective to implement a new operational model within the networks organisation. Together with the management team Northstream led the outsourcing process and thereafter established a transformation project focusing on re-design and establishment of new generic processes throughout the organisation. This also involved development of related IS/IT support […]
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Published November 28, 2013 in , .


Change, Engagements, Sourcing

IS/IT transformation: Northstream supporting the client from service scoping all the way to partner selection

Northstream supported the client in their IS/IT transformation initiative covering Business Intelligence, ERP, Office IT as well as all supporting infrastructure. Northstream led the process to define the service scope in an optimal manner as well as the partner selection process. The transformation covered processes such as service management, change management and release & deploy […]
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Published November 28, 2013 in .


Engagements, Sourcing

Procurement and operational strategy support: Northstream supported all major infrastructure negotiations and achieved world class results

The client was newly established as a mobile operator in Japan. Northstream was engaged to support the procurement of a WCDMA network. The client was advised to invite global vendors to an open tender process resulting in the signing of agreements with the two main industry players. Northstream continued to support the client over many years by […]
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Published November 28, 2013 in , , .


Engagements, Sourcing

Management of IMS and AXE networks modernisation project

Northstream assisted a leading network operator in Sweden with the planning and execution of upgrading and modernizing their IMS and AXE networks. The Northstream team supported the sourcing process and negotiation between the operator and the infrastructure supplier up until contract signing. In addition and preparing for project start, Northstream supported the network organization in […]
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Published April 12, 2013 in , .