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Reuters – Exclusive: In push to replace Huawei, rural U.S. carriers are talking with Nokia and Ericsson

“It’s important to be in the U.S. and these operators may be bought by bigger operators later on and then they have positioned themselves,” said Bengt Nordstrom, head of Stockholm-headquartered consultancy firm Northstream which advises telecom operators and vendors. Read full article
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Published June 26, 2019 in , , , .


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What leads to a successful 5G sourcing project?

Having worked with infrastructure sourcing for over 20 years, Northstream has inevitably came across 5G in the last couple of years. Northstream’s well proven sourcing methodology seems to still hold up well in the 5G era, driving the process with strong momentum and transparency which translates to short lead times and fact-based decisions. The foundation […]
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Published June 14, 2019 in , , .


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fPlus – Nu slår Huawei-krisen mot Sverige

USA har bestämt att man inte ska använda kinesiska leverantörer för att bygga 5G och försökt övertyga västländer att göra detsamma under flera år. – Hittills har Australien, Nya Zeeland och Japan följt rådet. Resten av västvärlden säger i princip ”vi hör vad ni säger, vi ska stötta sätta procedurer på plats men vi avser […]
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Published June 10, 2019 in .


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Affärsvärlden – 5G frälser inte Ericsson

Intäkterna lär inte öka särskilt mycket även om det kommer nya affärsområden och möjligheter. Jag har svårt att se totalintäkterna för operatörerna växa nämnvärt. Men en konsolidering i Europa med lite lägre konkurrenstryck kan ändra på det och det skulle ge operatörerna mer utrymma att investera. Det är vad som pågår just ni i Kina […]
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Published June 10, 2019 in , .


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South China Morning Post – US bets on different mobile airwaves from rest of the world – and that might cost it the 5G race

“In many other markets in the world, they are more cautious about using mmWave because they are not convinced it will have meaningful coverage and capacity to boost the network … It’s impossible to build nationwide coverage with mmWave spectrum,” said Bengt Nordstrom, chief executive of Swedish telecoms consulting firm Northstream. Read full article
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Published May 21, 2019 in , .