Insights, White papers

5G Outlook in Europe

Is Europe overall ready for 5G? One argument made by European regulators and MNOs is that it makes more sense to wait and learn from their Asian and American peers before ramping up 5G deployments themselves. They would then be able to catch up once the time is right, buoyed up by the good amount […]
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Published September 9, 2019 in , .


Insights, White papers

Smart Buildings: the way forward for landlords

Ever more people are seeking housing and employment within urban areas while our expectations for living and working space are rapidly evolving. Smart Buildings have emerged as a window of opportunity for real estate players to address new tenant needs while meeting environmental standards and lowering building maintenance cost. However, few existing or newly constructed […]
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In the news

ComputerSweden – Nu stärker Accenture sina 5G-muskler – köper Northstream

Konsultjätten Accenture köper telekomanalysföretaget Northstream. Syftet är att möta efterfrågan inom tjänster kopplade till 5G och internet of things. – Vi är oerhört glada över att kunna förena våra olika kompetenser och på så sätt stärka vår förmåga att hjälpa våra kunder att skapa nya värden och nå framgång på en starkt konkurrensutsatt marknad, säger […]
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Published August 8, 2019 in , .


In the news

Realtid – Accenture köper Northstream

Accenture köper telekomkonsulten Northstream, med en årsomsättning på cirka 45 miljoner kronor, för att bredda sin kompetens inom kommunikations- och nätverkstjänster. Northstreams vd och medgrundare Bengt Nordström säger att bolaget under lång tid haft en plan om att någon gång vilja passa in i “ett större sammanhang”. Read full article
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Published August 8, 2019 in , .


In the news, Insights

Total telecom – What does Vodafone’s Liberty Global acquisition mean for Europe’s telecoms market?

‘Game-changer’ is perhaps too strong of a term since Vodafone for at least the last ten years has been on a journey from being a pure mobile operator to becoming a convergent telecoms provider. At the same time, the approval of the acquisition puts Vodafone in the lead of convergent telcos in Europe. The overall […]
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In the news, Insights

Reuters – Exclusive: In push to replace Huawei, rural U.S. carriers are talking with Nokia and Ericsson

“It’s important to be in the U.S. and these operators may be bought by bigger operators later on and then they have positioned themselves,” said Bengt Nordstrom, head of Stockholm-headquartered consultancy firm Northstream which advises telecom operators and vendors. Read full article
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Published June 26, 2019 in , , .


Blog

What leads to a successful 5G sourcing project?

Having worked with infrastructure sourcing for over 20 years, Northstream has inevitably came across 5G in the last couple of years. Northstream’s well proven sourcing methodology seems to still hold up well in the 5G era, driving the process with strong momentum and transparency which translates to short lead times and fact-based decisions. The foundation […]
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Published June 14, 2019 in , , .


In the news, Insights

fPlus – Nu slår Huawei-krisen mot Sverige

USA har bestämt att man inte ska använda kinesiska leverantörer för att bygga 5G och försökt övertyga västländer att göra detsamma under flera år. – Hittills har Australien, Nya Zeeland och Japan följt rådet. Resten av västvärlden säger i princip ”vi hör vad ni säger, vi ska stötta sätta procedurer på plats men vi avser […]
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Published June 10, 2019 in .