In the news

Telecoms.com – 2014: The year ahead

Industry consultancy Northstream also shared its forecast that 2014 will see 50 per cent subscriber penetration of LTE services in multiple European markets. Operators’ revenue from media consumption will enjoy its peak year, the firm added. “Given the widespread availability and maturity of LTE infrastructure and devices, European operators have a solid staging post to […]
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Published December 23, 2013.


In the news

Total Telecom – Analyst predictions: Educated guessing game

Group mobile operators have failed to gain competitive advantages through scale in shared services, procurement, IT and other areas. Next year, operators with leaner organisations, and a strategic focus underpinned by efficient long-term partners, will be better equipped to compete. In 2014 it will not be about the large-scale operator out manoeuvring the smaller player, […]
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Published December 23, 2013.


Blog

There is a way to make customers happy and monetize data

I recently changed my broadband and mobile subscriptions’ provider for the only reason of a terrible in-store customer experience while trying to update my data plan. It does not matter how good your network services or how low your prices are. If you cannot keep up with customers’ expectations you are set to fail. As […]
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Published December 13, 2013.


In the news

Mobileworldlive.com – Tele2 loses out in Norway 4G auction

Bengt Nordstrom, CEO of Northstream, a technology consultancy, said it’s surprising that newcomer Telco  Data (which is apparently represented by a law firm) could outbid an incumbent like Tele2. He adds, however, that Telco Data will have its work cut out. “It’s almost mission impossible to make such a business case fly without cooperation of existing […]
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Published December 6, 2013.


In the news

Telecomtv.com – On cue: DT announces job cuts and outsourcing

Spookily the leak comes just a weekend after we published a ‘predictions for 2014’ by consultancy, Northstream, which predicted just such a series of moves by Europe’s big telcos as they struggled to cut costs. News sources, including Bloomberg and Germany’s business publication, Handelsblatt, are reporting that Deutsche Telekom is going to cut around 20 […]
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Published December 2, 2013.


In the news

Fiercewireless.com – Northstream: 2014 to be big year for LTE in Europe

Next year will see LTE reach 50 per cent subscriber penetration in multiple European markets, according to latest research by Northstream. Operators’ revenue from media consumption will enjoy its peak year. However, Northstream warned that in the long term they will lose out as consumers choose platform-independent online media providers over being tied to a […]
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Published November 29, 2013.


Insights, Predictions

#2 – CSPs enjoy one last hurrah before online media providers take the lead

Thanks to easy accessibility through Internet-enabled devices and a more complete selection of online content, consumers are moving away from media consumption via their TVs. Therefore, their choice of media provider will be less based on product packaging, like triple play, from communication service providers, and increasingly more on providers that give the best quality access at the best possible price.
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Published November 29, 2013.


Insights, Predictions

#4 – Demise of the group operator concept, rise of the lean and local models

  Summary: In 2014, it will become apparent that operators with lean organisations and a strategic focus supported by efficient long-term partners will define operational model best practice. Just as low-cost airlines have been transforming the airline industry with their lean and cost-efficient business model, with national/government airlines taking note and attempting to follow suit; the […]
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Published November 29, 2013.