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Bloomberg – Europe’s Phone Carriers Slump as Investors See No Relief

Plans like these have kept revenue per user flat at best. There’s little to indicate that the negative revenue trend will reverse, even with the next generation of mobile networks, Bengt Nordstrom, CEO of telecom consultancy Northstream AB, said at a seminar in Stockholm Thursday. Nordstrom said there also appears to be a lack of understanding […]
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Published October 18, 2018 in , , , .


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Total Telecom – The ever-changing role of the CTO

“The role of the CTO has changed dramatically over the last decade. The main reason for this change is that operators’ businesses have now entered a phase whereby revenues have stopped growing while at the same time there is a need for continued investments in networks, thanks to strong user demand for consuming more data,” […]
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Published October 18, 2018 in , , , , .


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Elektronik Tidningen – IoT frälser inte mobilindustrin

– Mycket av de stora cellulära IoT-utrullningarna sker i Kina, sade Bengt Nordström på ett 5G seminarium idag arrangerat av analyshuset Redeye. – Tittar man på vad Ovum, Dell’Oro och Analysys Mason tror så graviterar de in mot 30 miljarder dollar år 2022. Det är inte lite men totalt omsätter branschen en triljar dollar så vi […]
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Published October 18, 2018 in , , .


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Mobile Europe – CTO of the Year Roundtable: the hype and the glory

Bengt Nordström, CEO at Northstream, and a judge for CTO of the Year, talks about redundancy programmes within operators, and the challenge for veterans of the industry to change horses. “There’s not that many places to find a new job, so you better stick with what you know,” he says. “It makes us protective of […]
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Published October 18, 2018 in , , .


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Total Telecom – 5G’s false dawn

“The launch of 5G will be a phased introduction. It will begin properly in 2020 and then over the next 7 years or so it will reach more comprehensive population coverage,” said Bengt Nordstrom, CEO of Northstream. “The introduction of 5G will vary from region to region. China and the US are investing more – […]
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Published September 10, 2018 in , , , .


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S&P Global – Push for scale, convergence and PE interest drives Nordics telecoms M&A

For Bengt Nordström, CEO of mobile industry consultancy Northstream, the market’s maturity combined with slower revenue growth adds a strain on operators, who are in need of network investment to meet the skyrocketing demand for data. “When you have this much pressure on networks but revenues are not growing, that is pushing the market in […]
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Published September 7, 2018 in , , , .


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The New York Times – China’s ZTE, Saved by U.S., Has a Checkered Past and Shaky Future

With this week’s deal to replace near-fatal American sanctions on the telecommunications giant with a $1 billion fine, the company will be able to get back to making smartphones and network equipment. Barred from buying American-made components for the past two months, it halted operations and will now have to mend relations with customers. It will also […]
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Published July 5, 2018 in , , , .


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Computer Business Review – “Fiendishly Complicated” 5G Networks: Exciting, Expensive, Ever Coming?

Operators see three main use cases/routes to monetisation: 1) enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB); 2) ultra-reliable low latency IoT and 3) fixed wireless access (FWA). Yet as a report from independent telecoms consultancy Northstream shared with Computer Business Review put it this week: “The 5G use cases discussed in the industry will likely bring no (or very small) […]
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Published July 5, 2018 in , , .