Insights, Predictions

#5 – European pay-TV market goes 3C – Consolidation, Convergence and Collaboration

Summary: Northstream believes that in light of pressures from content cost and availability, new competition and changing end user behavior, the next step for the pay TV market in Europe will be to consolidate, converge and collaborate. Consolidation and convergence will increase user numbers and reduce churn and SAC pressure through bundling with fixed and/or […]
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Published November 28, 2014.


In the news

PYMNTS.com – Is There a Business Case for a B2B Collaboration Platform?

Landry Ndikumasabo, a manager at Stockholm-based Northstream, a 20-consultant-strong think tank focused on the telecom and media industry, took to the virtual pages of Billing World to make the case for the urgent need for a B2B collaboration platform. “Making real-time, highly relevant offers is a great vision. But an operator can’t make that happen if the most […]
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Published November 27, 2014.


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The IoT takeover

A couple of days ago I had the pleasure to visit Slush, the biggest startup event in the Nordics. When Slush started out in 2008 it attracted a couple of hundred visitors, but it has now grown to be one of the biggest event productions in the history of Finland. 14 000 visitors, 700 investors […]
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Published November 24, 2014 in , .


In the news

Ny Teknik – Experten avslöjar: Så visste jag att Nokia skulle göra mobiler igen

Bengt Nordström, vd och grundare av konsultbolaget Northstream, med flera av de stora mobiloperatörerna och tillverkarna av mobilnät som kunder, sa redan i augusti i Ny Teknik att han är övertygad om att Nokia, det som blev kvar efter försäljning av mobilerna till Microsoft, kommer att börja tillverka mobila konsumentprylar igen. – Vi var på […]
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Published November 19, 2014.


In the news

Telexchange Journal – The Business Case for a B2B Collaboration Platform between Operators and OTTs

Landry Ndikumasabo is a Manager at Stockholm-based Northstream, a 20-consultant strong think tank focused on the telecom and media industry. Recently AsiaInfo commissioned Landry and his team to explore the potential benefits of a platform that can take OTT/operator partnerships to the next level. “Well, number one, many operators need to change their attitude about […]
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Published November 12, 2014.


In the news

Mobile World Live – Northstream CEO believes 5G launches could be a “non-event”

Bengt Nordström, co-founder and CEO of mobile consultancy Northstream, told Mobile World Live recently that the advent of 5G technology will not be the bang some in the industry think but will actually be a “non-event”, representing a gradual upgrade from LTE-A as spectrum is slowly freed up. Nordström believes 5G faces two challenges which its […]
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Published November 11, 2014.


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Dagens Industri – Nokia: Terminalryktena kan stämma, finns i Nokias DNA

– Det kan mycket väl stämma. Det finns i Nokias DNA att tillverka terminaler. De man pratar med bland aktieanalytiker är säkra på att Nokia inte kommer börja tillverka mobiltelefoner igen. Mot det talar de rykten som florerar från Finland, säger Bengt Nordström, telekomanalytiker på Northstream. – Nokia behöver ett nytt starkt tillväxtben. Huvudaffären mobilsystemen […]
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Published November 11, 2014.


In the news

The Register – Mobile giants: 4G is so yesterday. Better IT can kickstart revenue growth

“The trend is clear: Ericsson’s biggest customers in North America and Japan have largely completed their large roll-out programmes of LTE, and revenues are to an increasing level coming from other markets, among them Middle East and China,” Bengt Nordstrom, CEO of telecoms consultancy Northstream, told Reuters. “It will be increasingly important to grow market […]
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Published November 7, 2014.