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Telecoms.com – A bunch of telecoms predictions for 2019

Fixed Wireless Access put the revenue back in 5G – Bengt Nordstrom, CEO of Northstream Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) has evolved into a separate 5G use case, especially by Verizon in the US. Of all the suggested 5G use cases – including eMBB and mIoT – it is FWA that provides the most tangible revenue growth opportunity […]
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Published December 21, 2018 in , , , , , , .


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Bloomberg – Samsung’s 5G Network Grab Gets Boost With Huawei, ZTE Under Fire

Bengt Nordstrom, head of telecom consultancy Northstream, believes Samsung will struggle to gain the global position needed to support the hefty costs to research and develop the tech that drives 5G networks — despite its technological prowess and financial firepower. Nordstrom argues that Samsung is chasing a mature market with little growth, where global scale […]
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Published December 20, 2018 in , , , , , , , .


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Bloomberg – Huawei Hemorrhages Allies in Europe on Growing Security Concerns

“It’s been a week of negative announcements and indications from the biggest markets in Europe — the U.K., Germany and France,” said Bengt Nordstrom, CEO of telecom consultant Northstream. The continent’s biggest carriers will now be “extra cautious” of buying equipment from Huawei, Nordstrom said. (…) Dropping Huawei in Europe wouldn’t be easy. Most carriers […]
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Published December 17, 2018 in , , , .


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Light Reading – ZTE’s Future at Stake as Venezuela Deal Attracts US Scrutiny

While ZTE’s run-in with US government authorities has created uncertainty in the market, the Chinese vendor could also lack the R&D might to challenge its bigger rivals in future, says Bengt Nordström, the CEO of analyst firm Northstream. “You can’t just rip them out of the network, but the long-term direction is that they may […]
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Published December 10, 2018 in .


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Light Reading – IoT Boom Won’t Pay Off for Mobile Operators

So what are the technologies that will account for most of the IoT connections growth? “Most of it is about narrowband, short-range applications where cellular technology is not really that competitive,” said Bengt Nordström, the CEO of analyst firm Northstream, during a conversation about IoT several days before Ericsson published its latest report. “The more […]
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Published December 10, 2018 in , , , .


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Light Reading – EC Signs Off Tele2, T-Mobile Merger in Netherlands

Bengt Nordström, the CEO of consulting company Northstream, says European regulators have for a long time been too consumer-focused in their policymaking, leaving European markets with too many small players. “We have consistently invested less [than US operators] in network upgrades over the last five to seven years and have continued to invest less because […]
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Published December 10, 2018 in , , , , , , .


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Light Reading – Bill Shock: Orange, China Telecom Fret About 5G Energy Costs

Others remain skeptical of the broad AI sales pitch. The label is often used as an umbrella term for technologies that do not strictly qualify as artificially intelligent, they say. Northstream experts are unconvinced by a general vendor argument that 5G networks will be too complex to manage without AI. In that context, the technology is unlikely […]
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Published December 10, 2018 in , , .


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Light Reading – Huawei Has Shipped 10K 5G Basestations Outside China

Bengt Nordström, the CEO of analyst firm Northstream, says further restrictions on Huawei could hit the entire industry. “If this is leading to difficulties for Huawei to sell in Western countries that will, of course, have negative consequences for the sector as a whole because the Chinese government may respond,” he told Light Reading on […]
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Published November 22, 2018 in , , .


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NyTeknik – Kris hos Sony Mobile – anställda i Lund drabbas

Bengt Nordström som är vd på telekomkonsultbolaget Northstream menar att bolag med så små marknadsandelar hamnar i en svår sits. Marknaden består i dag av topptrion Samsung, Huawei och Apple som har muskler nog att ligga i framkant med tekniken, sedan följer kinesiska tillverkare som Xiaomi, Oppo och Oneplus som tack vare lägre tillverkningskostnad kan […]
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Published November 2, 2018 in , , , , , , , , .