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Telecoms.com – 2014: The year ahead

Industry consultancy Northstream also shared its forecast that 2014 will see 50 per cent subscriber penetration of LTE services in multiple European markets. Operators’ revenue from media consumption will enjoy its peak year, the firm added. “Given the widespread availability and maturity of LTE infrastructure and devices, European operators have a solid staging post to […]
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Published December 23, 2013.


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Total Telecom – Analyst predictions: Educated guessing game

Group mobile operators have failed to gain competitive advantages through scale in shared services, procurement, IT and other areas. Next year, operators with leaner organisations, and a strategic focus underpinned by efficient long-term partners, will be better equipped to compete. In 2014 it will not be about the large-scale operator out manoeuvring the smaller player, […]
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Published December 23, 2013.


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Mobileworldlive.com – Tele2 loses out in Norway 4G auction

Bengt Nordstrom, CEO of Northstream, a technology consultancy, said it’s surprising that newcomer Telco  Data (which is apparently represented by a law firm) could outbid an incumbent like Tele2. He adds, however, that Telco Data will have its work cut out. “It’s almost mission impossible to make such a business case fly without cooperation of existing […]
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Published December 6, 2013.


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Telecomtv.com – On cue: DT announces job cuts and outsourcing

Spookily the leak comes just a weekend after we published a ‘predictions for 2014’ by consultancy, Northstream, which predicted just such a series of moves by Europe’s big telcos as they struggled to cut costs. News sources, including Bloomberg and Germany’s business publication, Handelsblatt, are reporting that Deutsche Telekom is going to cut around 20 […]
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Published December 2, 2013.


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Fiercewireless.com – Northstream: 2014 to be big year for LTE in Europe

Next year will see LTE reach 50 per cent subscriber penetration in multiple European markets, according to latest research by Northstream. Operators’ revenue from media consumption will enjoy its peak year. However, Northstream warned that in the long term they will lose out as consumers choose platform-independent online media providers over being tied to a […]
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Published November 29, 2013.


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Telecomstv.com – Operators should give up on chasing size and scale

But for the telecoms market, deals like this, which outsource functions or strip out assets like tower or copper networks to sell them to third parties who then run them more profitably than their original owners, may well be the coming thing, according to the CEO of analyst house, Northstream, Bengt Nordström. Telecom Italia is not typical. […]
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Published November 29, 2013.


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Telecomtv.com – WiFi predicted to beat cellular in connected devices

Connected devices are expected to reach billions over the next few years with the curerent growth curve showing something like  50 per cent CAGR says Northstream. But in an advanced case of diminishing returns, it turns out that the most valuable use cases have now been connected. The financial case for connectivity is marginal for […]
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Published November 29, 2013.


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Telecompaper – LTE subscriber share to hit 50% in European markets

LTE will reach 50 percent subscriber penetration in multiple European markets in 2014, according to Northstream. Operators’ revenue from media consumption will enjoy its peak year. However, in the long term, they will lose out as consumers select different, platform independent, online media providers, over being tied to a fixed set of pre-defined content packages, […]
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Published November 29, 2013.


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Telecoms.com: T-Mobile Austria confirms intent to appeal auction results

Bengt Nordström of Swedish consultancy Northstream said the result was an illustration of “the insanity of auctions”, favouring the player with the strongest legacy business and greatest capacity for investment. Meanwhile Stefan Zehle, CEO of Coleago Consulting, which specializes in spectrum policy, said that demand for 1800MHz spectrum in Europe means that “governments can hold […]
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Published November 28, 2013.


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SvD Näringsliv – 5G ökar farten när mobilnäten byter skepnad

Det låter rätt långt bort men Bengt Nordström, chef för konsultbolaget Northstream som i många år fungerat som rådgivare till företag i telekombranschen, betonar att det som pågår just nu är den inledande striden mellan världens telekomföretag. Alla försöker de få igenom sin syn på hur 5G ska utformas för att sedan få en så […]
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Published November 12, 2013.