Engagements, Strategy

Total cost of ownership study of mobile operator´s service lines

Northstream conducted a study designed to capture operator requirements on all cost aspects involved in producing, operating, delivering, maintaining and expanding its service offerings, including the time axis as well. Through a combination of operator interviews and in-house analysis, the study resulted in a thorough insight in ‘total cost of ownership’ and its relevance in […]
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Published December 2, 2009.


Engagements, Strategy

Review of Revenue Management Solutions portfolio

Northstream analysed the competitive position/edge of a Revenue Management Solutions portfolio as determined by quality, technology and distribution, from the perspective of potential customers and as compared to competing offerings. The study provided insight into the decision making criteria of the target customer base, as well as the perceived strengths and weaknesses of the portfolio […]
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Published December 2, 2009.


Engagements, Strategy

Market analysis of OTT and impact on operator business

Northstream was contracted to assess the driving forces behind the entry of OTT service offerings, and to estimate the service uptake of services like mobile Instant Messaging and mobile VoIP. Factors that so far have limited OSPs’ presence in the mobile communication business were analysed, mapped out and assessed in terms of future development, and […]
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Published December 2, 2009.


Engagements, Strategy

Spectrum evaluation and alignment of operator´s technology strategy for 900MHz

Our client had the possibility to acquire a certain amount of spectrum in the 900MHz band and wanted to understand how to best utilize this spectrum, given its position and current assets, and to assess the financial value. Northstream analyzed the momentum of GSM, UMTS900 and LTE with regards to infrastructure, devices, regulation and operator […]
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Published December 2, 2009 in .


Engagements, Strategy

Study of Western European prepaid market

Northstream supported a payment solutions provider to increase its understanding of the European market and upcoming needs, for the purpose of adapting and optimising its payment solutions portfolio and sales approach to regional requirements, including for example refined marketing material and sales messages.  In the process, Northstream engaged in discussions on market trends and challenges […]
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Published December 2, 2009.


Engagements, Strategy

Global anaysis of spectrum licence landscape and network technology synergies

Northstream performed an analysis of the global license and spectrum situation related to a new technology-spectrum combination.  The analysis, based on both primary and secondary research, focused on spectrum availability and operator commitments.  The results of the study provided a global perspective on the likely candidates to launch the new technology in this spectrum, and […]
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Published December 2, 2009.


Engagements, Strategy

LTE business case development for operator in 2.6 GHz spectrum auction

Northstream supported in the development of an internal Business Case for a potential participation in a 2.6 GHz spectrum auction. The case was developed under the assumption that LTE would be used as network technology. Northstream assessed all components relevant to the case such as revenue streams, subscriber uptake, ARPU levels, CAPEX, OPEX, etc and […]
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Published December 2, 2009 in .


Engagements, Strategy

HSPA market analysis including consumer opinion survey

In a series of studies, Northstream combined state-of-the art collection technologies of end-user opinions with top-down market trends analysis to evaluate the development of the global HSPA market. The studies included an analysis of the role of HSPA handsets and the specific consumer use cases for such devices and how well these use cases are […]
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Published January 1, 2008.