Engagements, Strategy

Northstream analysed and quantified potential upside of network sharing

Two leading European MNOs, who were in the early phases of network sharing discussions, requested Northstream to build a comprehensive business case (including sensitivity analysis and key drivers) network sharing (MOCN) to investigate the potential upsides (financial and strategic) to network sharing and act as a neutral party in facilitating the definition of network sharing […]
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Published May 4, 2015 in , , , , .


Engagements, Strategy

Northstream assesses the potential for a mobile-fixed convergence M&A deal

A European mobile operator was evaluating the potential acquisition of a fixed operator. As a first step in the process the client engaged Northstream to deliver an analysis of the acquisition target as well as assessment of the strategic fit and potential synergies. Northstream analyzed the fixed operator and its business – including financial performance, […]
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Published April 8, 2015 in .


Engagements, Strategy

Analysis of Omnichannel and Single Customer View for telecom operators

Northstream performed an independent study, commissioned by a CRM platform vendor to evaluate the potential business benefits of Omnichannel and Single Customer View (SCV). The study included a cross-industry perspective, where Northstream conducted extensive interviews and complimentary research in the retail and finance industry. The research and lessons learned from the vertical industries served as […]
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Engagements, Strategy

Northstream analyzes the impact and benefits of SDN and NFV

As Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) are moving from hype to reality, there is a need to understand and quantify the benefits that operators can expect to achieve. Northstream was engaged by an industry player to assess the impact of SDN and NFV in a number of use cases – data center, […]
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Published February 4, 2015 in , , , , .


Engagements, Strategy

Operator & OTT Collaboration: The dynamics and potential of future collaborations.

Northstream carried out an independent study, commissioned by a software and IT services provider, which was aimed at analysing the potential upsides of operator/OTT collaborations as enabled by open platforms. The study first examined the contrast between the traditional collaboration models versus forward-looking models that are based on open platforms, then defined specific use cases […]
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Published October 17, 2014 in , , , , .


Strategy

Enterprise Mobility: What does it take to remain relevant?

Northstream was approached by a global technology company interested in understanding the state of the enterprise mobility sector, specifically related to Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) and Unified Communication as a Service (UCaaS), and what it takes to remain relevant in the two domains. Through a research-based methodology, Northstream analysed leading companies in the two domains […]
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Published October 17, 2014 in , , , , , , .


Strategy

Northstream assists a data analytics vendor with pricing support for a new solution.

A data analytics vendor was launching a new prediction application in their analytics portfolio, which is targeted to operator customers and aimed at improving network maintenance. The client needed help to set the correct pricing level for the solution. Northstream analyzed the vendor’s product material and proof of concept results and through the engagement provided […]
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Published October 17, 2014 in , , , .


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 , , , .