Engagements, Sourcing

Operator single- and multi- vendor strategy analysis

Northstream performed an analysis of operator vendor strategies in single vs. multi vendor in the area of Radio Access Networks. Northstream created an analysis framework with sourcing process, evaluation method and argumentation support. Northstream provided arguments both for and against single vendor setup and put these arguments in the context of the type of process, […]
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Published July 7, 2011.


Change, Engagements, Sourcing

Management of outsourcing process for cost savings and efficiency gains

A global telecom operator was transforming its operating model from an execution-oriented to a more governance-oriented model, and outsourcing all on-site related activities for fixed and mobile networks in one of its markets. Northstream built the RFQ process, evaluated and negotiated proposals, and managed internal governance and decision processes. Key targets of cost savings, efficiency gains and staff transfers were fulfilled.
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Published May 25, 2011.


Engagements, Sourcing

Procurement of turnkey network deployment

Northstream was asked to take responsibility for the procurement of a full turnkey network deployment process for an operator in South East Asia. The market itself presents a number of challenges, security to mention one, and it was therefore very important to ensure these specific circumstances were well catered for in the procurement process. The […]
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Published December 19, 2010 in , , .


Engagements, Sourcing

Implementation of Sourcing Spend Area Management and Category Leadership

Northstream consultants were engaged in supporting a major fixed and mobile operator to define and implement Spend Area Management and Category Leadership roles in the strategic sourcing department. Based on industry experience and internal interviews with key stakeholders in the client’s organization, Northstream supported the client in defining how the strategic sourcing department should work […]
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Published July 1, 2010 in .


Engagements, Sourcing

Sourcing support for HSPA Mobile Broadband expansion equipment

A European operator wanted to source HSPA equipment to replace major parts of its existing 3G network. Northstream lead and structured the open tender process for a network SWAP scope including complete infrastructure and turnkey services. Northstream sourcing experts managed the complete RFP process including technical, commercial and project requirement specifications, vendor management, bid evaluation […]
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Published December 4, 2009.


Engagements, Sourcing

Network equipment and IT sourcing support for European greenfielder

Northstream telecom and IT sourcing experts supported a greenfield operator in the sourcing process for both its mobile network equipment and Business Support Systems. Northstream managed the complete RFP process including technical, commercial and project requirement specification, vendor management, bid evaluation and negotiation and final contract negotiation. Our client’s internal technical, commercial and project teams […]
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Published December 2, 2009.


Engagements, Sourcing

Sourcing advisory in network equipment procurement project

Northstream  was contracted to provide ongoing support and guidance in various network equipment procurement aspects and operational matters for a South East Asian operator throughout an extended period of time. The work was carried out as a combination of on-site and off-site support as required by the client’s needs.
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Published December 2, 2009.


Engagements, Sourcing

Sourcing support of hybrid power solution RFP

Northstream supported a RFP procurement process where selected vendors were invited to bid for a hybrid power solution in South East Asia. The procurement process covered RFP preparation, vendor Q&A, evaluation and negotiation, vendor short listing and recommendation to contract formulation and finalization of contract.
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Published December 2, 2009.