Engagements, Strategy

Market expansion strategy for edge AI startup

Northstream’s client is an AI firm focused on developing in-device AI capabilities for a range of applications, leveraging AI on the edge to limit dependency on connectivity. The client engaged Northstream to assist them in developing a market expansion strategy, and to recommend solutions for a scalability challenge which was limiting production capabilities. Northstream analysed […]
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Published November 10, 2017 in , , , , , , .


Engagements, Strategy

Study on connectivity technologies for massive IoT

Northstream was engaged by a provider of mesh network connectivity to author a report on connectivity technologies to address massive IoT applications. Aimed at enterprises contemplating implementing IoT solutions,  Northstream’s report covered the key requirements and typical use cases of massive IoT, the different technical strengths and business focuses of emerging IoT connectivity technologies, the unique characteristics of flat […]
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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, Strategy

New market entry strategy for a digital application

A client developed an innovative social application and considered launching the app in a foreign market. Northstream supported the client with new market entry strategy in the target market. The deliveries consist of: 1) competitor analysis with landscape mapping, cluster analysis and individual competitor profiling, 2) relevant customer groups for market entry, and 3) proposal […]
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Published June 20, 2017 in , , , .


Engagements, Strategy

Acquisition and new business establishment support

A client in the finance sector wanted to grow outside its home market and identified an opportunity to expand to a foreign market through funding an existing business in the target country. Northstream supported the client in project managing the whole acquisition process: together with the client identified necessary activities, managed sub projects and various […]
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Published June 20, 2017 in , , , .


Engagements, Strategy

International expansion support and go-to-market strategy for connected car platform

Northstream’s client is an IoT company focused on creating an ecosystem platform for connected car services. Following the successful launch of their ecosystem in partnership with a European mobile operator, the client approached Northstream to help them drive their international expansion, by identifying suitable mobile operator distribution partners in other countries. The client was also […]
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Engagements, Strategy

Network Capacity Validation for a Network Sharing Initiative

A leading northern European Mobile Network Operator (MNO) was in the process of establishing a Network Sharing agreement with another MNO and wanted to validate the impact of the partnership on their own network capacity. The operator consulted with Northstream to develop a network capacity model to determine this capacity impact and to identify the capacity […]
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Published June 7, 2017 in , , .


Engagements, Strategy

Network Virtualization Project Planning

A leading Telecom group with operations in several European and Asian markets established a global network virtualization initiative and engaged Northstream to lead the initial phase of setting-up the project framework, developing the execution plan, and architecting the overall process transformation to centralize key processes. The Northstream team spearheaded the initiative by drafting an overall […]
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Engagements, Strategy

Regulator Communication Support for Spectrum and Capacity Constraints

A northern European mobile operators engaged Northstream to draft a report to the Telecom Regulator highlighting the need to additional spectrum to meet the growing market demands and to stay in a competitive position. Northstream based on its experience and expertise in the telecom space, developed a report by analysing existing spectrum assets owned by the […]
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Published June 7, 2017 in , , .


Engagements, Strategy

Support in Operational Readiness analysis for launch of VoLTE for a European operator

A European Mobile Network Operator requested Northstream to assess its readiness to launch Voice over LTE (VoLTE), implemented on operator’s virtualized telco cloud.For this assessment Northstream looked into operator’s VoLTE solution and its virtualized IMS, in terms of: Ways of Working, Organizational Structure, and Intra-organizational interactions. To evaluate the operational readiness and generate a list […]
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Published April 26, 2017 in , , , , .