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Telecoms.com – 5G standards: keeping it ‘in the family’

Telecoms.com periodically invites expert third-party contributors to submit analysis on a key topic affecting the telco industry. In this article Bengt Nordstrom, CEO of telecoms consultancy Northstream, analyses the latest developments in the 5G standardization process. The telecoms industry is buzzing with news and analysis on 5G – its capabilities, its impact on the industry and […]
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Published March 14, 2017 in , , .


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Light Reading – 5G Spectrum to Cost Less Than 4G, Says Expert

Technology innovation and the use of lower frequency bands could help to reduce the expense of 5G rollout, but there is a growing expectation that deployment will take a very long time, and that 5G will co-exist with more advanced versions of 4G LTE technology for many years. “Operators will buy kit that can largely […]
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Published March 14, 2017 in , , .


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Total Telecom – Operators are not innovative but that’s OK – consultant

Operators in the main lack the scale and culture to drive innovation that would meaningfully move their topline upwards, claimed telco consultant Bengt Nordström. Total Telecom asked him last week whether he had seen anything at Mobile World Congress that might change his mind, and he gave a typically frank response: “No. N-O. Full stop,” […]
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Published March 14, 2017 in , , .


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CNBC – The $3.5 trillion 5G opportunity is at ‘crossroads’ as telco industry clashes over path forward

A number of companies have earmarked 2020 as a year when 5G could potentially go mainstream, but not everyone in the industry is convinced. “I think we are probably at the peak of inflated expectations on 5G,” Bengt Nordström, CEO of Northstream, told CNBC by phone. “We are not doing ourselves any favors if we […]
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Published March 14, 2017 in , .


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Every company wants to be digital, agile – how to get there (finally)?

Customer first, employee first. Be transparent, lead like loving parent. Share, take care. Be on a mission, have passion. Fail fast, let the trust last. You’ve heard it all but still feel like it’s 2004? Building and having a right culture is commonly pinpointed to be the Holy Grail of successful digital transformations. But you […]
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Operators: green lights for the connected car

As it stands today, six car brands (namely Ford, GM, Peugeot Citroën, BMW, Renault Nissan and Volkswagen) make up 70% of the connected car market (Analysis Mason). They’ve struck connectivity deals with leading operators to make sure their cars stay connected on the road. AT&T has taken the lion’s share of car contracts in the […]
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Published March 7, 2017 in , .