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.


Engagements, Sourcing

Investigation of perceived end user service quality of Mobile Broadband

Northstream performed and investigation on end user perceived service quality delivered in a set of competing networks. The study combined a quantitative ‘live test’ with a qualitative analysis framework to deliver a more nuanced and addressable result. In the project, Northstream set up the overall test project requirements, approach and procedures, as well as managed […]
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Published December 2, 2009.


Engagements, Sourcing

Contract review and negotiation of infrastructure supply frame agreement

A South East Asian mobile operator needed to assess the structure, terms and conditions of their current agreement with a supplier of network equipment. Northstream conducted a detailed analysis and provided recommendations for improvements in the contract and reasonable negotiation targets. Following the agreement review, Northstream assisted the client in negotiating new terms with the […]
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Published December 2, 2009.


Engagements, Sourcing

Management of Multi Operator Core Network implementation project

Northstream supported a European shared network operator to implement Multi Operator Core Network technology. With a dedicated on-site expert, Northstream was responsible to secure project progress and set up contact interfaces and manage relations between all involved parties, including suppliers and the operators sharing network. Northstream developed the Project Plan and High Level Design, as […]
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Published December 2, 2009.


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.