Strategy

Northstream analyzes Enterprise PBX market.

A European operator needed to improve its understanding of certain aspects of the local enterprise PBX market as part of the strategy work for optimizing the operator’s PBX portfolio. The focus of Northstream’s engagement was to explore both the supply and demand side for PBX solutions as well as key trends impacting the market in […]
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Published October 17, 2014 in , , , .


Strategy

Technical survey of license regulations for mobile operators.

Northstream was asked to perform a survey by a Middle Eastern operator who faced increased levels of service requirements by the regulator in their 2G and 3G networks. In preparations for a hearing with the regulators, the mobile operator required a comprehensive understanding of international practices for spectrum license holders. Northstream supported the mobile operator […]
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Published October 15, 2014 in , , , .


Strategy

Northstream provides second opinion on an operator’s TV strategy

Northstream was engaged by a European group operator to provide second opinion on their TV strategy. The operator was facing the external challenges of value chain fragmentation in the TV industry, rising content costs and increasing competition from OTT players such as Netflix, as well as the internal challenges of time to market, legacy systems and […]
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Published September 24, 2014 in , , .


Strategy

Strategic sourcing and vendor management for rollout projects

A global operator with strong growth ambitions needed in one of its European units a sourcing strategy to support a multitude of rollout projects in the wake of Networks migration and acquisition projects. The need comprised timely sourcing procedures and legal security as well as a stringent governance approach to evaluate vendor performance. Northstream devised […]
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Engagements, Strategy

Northstream analyzes an MNO’s operating model

A European Group MNO asked Northstream to conduct a study on the benefits of centralized and decentralized operating models as well as evaluate how the MNO’s model can be improved to better fit the company’s strategic direction and changing preconditions. Northstream conducted a number of external in-depth discussions and interactions with industry veterans in CxO positions about […]
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Engagements, Strategy

Business and technology support in litigation process

A vendor faced the challenge to satisfactorily conclude a litigation process related to mobile technologies and asked Northstream to provide expert matter opinion on the litigation proceeding. Northstream worked in close collaboration with the vendor’s legal advisory partner and helped the client in analysing, reviewing, and defining the best option to leverage the IPR portfolio in selected technology areas.
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Published February 18, 2014 in , , , , .


Engagements, Strategy

Northstream identifies key operator concerns

A multi-national telecom player asked Northstream to assist in identifying and defining key topics on operators’ agenda as part of a process to support the client in making its discussions with operator stakeholders as relevant and current for the operators as possible. Based on Northstream’s expertise and client input, Northstream created a long list of […]
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Published January 13, 2014 in .


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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