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Light Reading – DT, EE, Orange, Vodafone Open Up on 5G

By contrast, IoT presents a “greenfield” market for most operators and one in which 5G could evidently play a key role. In that respect, it seems far likelier to fuel sales growth. The question is: How much? Swedish consulting company Northstream predicts that most operators will in future generate no more than 1% of their […]
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Published January 31, 2017 in , , , .


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Light Reading – Growing Pains Will Force Telcos to Shape Up

Although the difficulty of growing sales is widely recognized in the industry, few would acknowledge that stagnation is an incurable malady. Most telcos still seem determined to unearth the next big growth opportunity, despite the probability it will never be found. “We are really in a business that needs to review the way it operates,” […]
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Published January 31, 2017 in .


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Light Reading – EE: New Tech Is Mobile Revenue Savior

High-profile analysts have expressed concern about the telco business case for 5G despite optimism the technology could unlock new service opportunities and spur economic growth. Bengt Nordström, the CEO of the Northstream consulting business, is doubtful that 5G will fuel a revenue increase for service providers, and thinks operators will invest in the technology to […]
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Published January 31, 2017 in , , .


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Light Reading – EE: New Tech Is Mobile Revenue Savior

High-profile analysts have expressed concern about the telco business case for 5G despite optimism the technology could unlock new service opportunities and spur economic growth. Bengt Nordström, the CEO of the Northstream consulting business, is doubtful that 5G will fuel a revenue increase for service providers, and thinks operators will invest in the technology to […]
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Published January 13, 2017 in , , , .


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European Communications – 2017: Good news in store for content, G.fast, bad for Ericsson, security

Infrastructure vendors had a tough 2016. Ericsson in particular had a year to forget, with profit warnings, job cuts and the departure of CEO Hans Vestberg among the headlines. John Strand, CEO of Strand Consult, does not see it getting any better over the next 12 months. “Ericsson’s crisis is greater, deeper, and more extensive […]
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Published January 12, 2017 in , , , .


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Svenska Dagbladet – Svensk premiär för samtal via 4G-nätet

Snabbare uppkoppling är den största vinsten, enligt telekomkonsulten Bengt Nordström. Med appar som Skype och Whatsapp går det sedan länge att ringa över det mobila datanätet. Snart kommer de första svenskarna att kunna ringa röstsamtal som kopplas över 4G-nätet via sin mobiloperatör. Operatören Tre blir den första som lanserar tjänsten i Sverige.Tekniken kallas Voice over […]
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Published January 11, 2017 in , , , .


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Light Reading – 5G Guru Predicts Rollout Disparity

Bengt Nordström, the CEO of consulting firm Northstream and a former C-level telco executive, thinks “mass” deployments of 5G are at least six years away and that many operators will be in no hurry to launch it. Nordström was speaking to Light Reading on the same day the UK’s National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) issued a […]
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Published January 9, 2017 in , .


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Total Telecom – Online giants are still firmly in the telecoms ascendancy

The likes of Amazon, Facebook and Google “like that operators are rolling out networks all over the world, but they think it’s happening too slowly, and they think it’s too costly, so they’re experimenting quite a lot,” noted Bengt Nordstrom, CEO of Swedish consultancy Northstream. Unlike telcos, these online giants have none of the legacy, […]
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Published December 12, 2016 in , , .


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European Communications – The IoT will contribute max 5% to operator revenues, say market watchers

Bengt Nordstrom, CEO at Northstream, told the European Communications/Mobile Europe IoT Conference 2016 in London last week that the best telecoms practitioners were making, perhaps, one percent of their total revenue from IoT services currently, and that such gains have comes after years of careful strategy and execution in the space. “The telco industry acts […]
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Published December 8, 2016 in , , .


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NyTeknik – Tele2 blir först med virtuella nät

Konsulten Bengt Nordström i Northstream håller med. – Den stora virtualiseringen av telenäten börjar nu. Det börjar med att operatörerna virtualiserar någon viktig tjänst som telefoni (Volte) eller bredband. Sedan får vi en gradvis utveckling, säger han. – Det är sannolikt att många operatörer väljer Full Stack nu i början för att minimera sin risk. […]
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Published November 30, 2016 in , , , .