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, Sourcing

Management of network trial projects during vendor evaluation

In conjunction with issuing a RFP for a major network swap, a European 3G operator wanted to perform trials with two potential system suppliers. Northstream provided Project Management support for both trials to secure that the trial networks were implemented on time and that the two vendors were properly evaluated with respect to their capability […]
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Published January 1, 2008.