Engagements, Strategy

Technical due diligence on a European mobile operator

As part of their strategy reassessment, the client invited Northstream to carry out a technical due diligence that would serve to validate the technical aspects of their business plan (BP). The objectives of the assignment were to appraise the client’s capability to deliver the goals set out in the BP by reviewing the client’s network […]
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Engagements, Strategy

Analysis of possible transition timeline for the 700 MHz spectrum

A major European TV broadcaster asked Northstream to conduct an objective analysis of the factors influencing the transition timeline to release the 700 MHz band from TV broadcasting use to instead be deployed for mobile broadband. Given the debate between vested interests, the client wanted an independent view on what a realistic timeline for this […]
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Engagements, Strategy

Network sharing agreement: Northstream supported the negotiation and finalization of a network sharing agreement

The management of a Middle Eastern mobile operator asked Northstream to outline trends, opportunities and challenges in Network Sharing, to support in the partner negotiations and to support the necessary meetings with the regulator and antitrust authorities. Northstream delivered a number of interactive workshops to all parties involved including the JV partner, regulator, antitrust authorities […]
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Published November 28, 2013 in .


Engagements, Strategy

Scaling of European operators: Northstream studies the effects of the EC Connected Continent legislative package

A major telecom actor asked for Northstream’s assistance as part of evaluating the effects of the EC proposal for the Connected Continent legislative package. One of the drivers for change according to the proposal is that Europe has fallen behind the US and other markets in terms of LTE investments.  According to the proposal the […]
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Published November 6, 2013 in .


Engagements, Strategy

2020 Strategy Support: Northstream identifies major industry disruptions for 2020 and their impact

A major telecom actor asked for Northstream’s assistance as part of the support work for defining their strategy for 2020. The objective was to analyze potential industry disruptions that will affect telecommunications in the years to 2020 and their impact on the client, both as a threat and/or opportunity. Northstream identified the areas where potential […]
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Published November 6, 2013 in , , .


Strategy

Real-time billing and self-service deployment business case study for BSS vendor

A leading BSS vendor asked Northstream to research the global market of mobile telecom real-time billing and self-service and to develop a business case illustrating potential benefits for operators in a European context. The research identified considerable financial gains for operators from implementing new real-time billing and self-service solutions and increasing customer adoption of the […]
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Published September 5, 2013 in , , , , , .


Strategy

Network enhancement value argumentation for major vendor

Northstream was engaged to define and enhance the sales positioning for a global vendor on the positive effects of investing in fiber, communication services and convergent initiatives, as well as related service enablers. To clearly communicate such effects, Northstream conducted a case study-based analysis on operators who have been able to create ARPU/EBITDA growth or […]
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Engagements, Strategy

Network Sharing trends, opportunities and challenges outline

The board and management of an Eastern European mobile operator asked Northstream to outline trends, opportunities and challenges in Network Sharing. The results were delivered in an interactive workshop. Northstream performed research on trends on a regional basis, outlining momentum of different types of sharing in the markets. In addition, Northstream gathered its experience from […]
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Published August 16, 2013 in .


Engagements, Strategy

Data analytics deployment benefits quantification

A data analytics vendor asked Northstream to develop business cases illustrating evidence of benefits of the analytics solutions at operator customers. Each case quantified the deployment benefits and the resulting annualized impact was put in the context of the operator’s overall business performance. The cases were then transformed into tools for estimating future operator deployment impacts.
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Published June 25, 2013 in .