In the news

Telekom idag – Simkortet skrotas 2015

Analytikerna på Nortstream trendspanar för kommande år. Med stor sannolikhet försvinner sim-kortet medan de mobila betalningarna slår igenom stort. Sista punkten är snarare en bonuspunkt enligt Northstream själva: Simkorten lever på lånad tid, det har analyshuset hävdat en längre tid. Både genom kostsam tillverkning och hantering men också oflexibelt för kunderna. Därför spår de att […]
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Published December 8, 2014.


In the news

NyTeknik – Här är hetaste mobiltrenderna 2015

Vid den här tiden på året brukar spådomarna dyka upp. Konsultföretaget Northstream presenterade i går sina gissningar om vad som blir viktigaste trenderna i mobilbranschen 2015. Mobila betalningar får sig en knuff över kanten – i positiv bemärkelse. Förklaringen är Apples betallösning. Det starka varumärket och samarbeten med banker och återförsäljare är viktigt. – Det […]
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Published November 28, 2014.


Insights, Predictions

#1 – Apple Pay pushes mobile payments over the tipping point

Summary: Following the launch of Apple Pay, user acceptance and user behaviour relating to mobile payments are expected to improve, thanks in large part to the active participation of stakeholders (financial institutions, retailers, and consumers) and the PR power behind them. Although Apple could be credited for making mobile payments mainstream, Apple’s competitors stand to […]
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Published November 28, 2014.


Insights, Predictions

#2 – Centre of gravity – Europe had it, and then the US, now it’s China’s turn

Summary: The Chinese mobile communication industry is now experiencing an almost perfect environment for new ideas to prosper. An already enormous market, China is now undergoing unparalleled growth in infrastructure and other enablers, which attract the big investors’ focus. Northstream predicts that it is here, in the new industry centre of gravity, that the next […]
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Published November 28, 2014.


Insights, Predictions

#3 – The ‘things’ that will make IoT grow are the things in our hands and on our bodies

Summary: IoT is a very promising market with significant growth potential. However, Northstream believes that the sizing forecasts in general are too aggressive and optimistic, but at the same time too conservative when it comes to the total number of devices in the licensed spectrum. This is due to the growing consumer market for wearables, […]
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Published November 28, 2014.


Insights, Predictions

#4 – What Neelie started, VoWi-Fi will finish up

Summary: In 2015, the US operators will benefit from VoWi-Fi, ironically at the same time the technology will disrupt European telecom operator business. While the US operators can benefit from improved coverage and customer satisfaction combined with CAPEX savings thanks to intuitive VoWi-Fi in devices (and networks) – the European operators will suffer from accelerated […]
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Published November 28, 2014.