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Capacity Magazine – Smart Routes to Smart City Business: Why Carriers Must Court Partners

Bengt Nordström, CEO of strategic consultancy Northstream, believes carriers need to carve out their markets quickly if they don’t want to be pigeonholed or left behind. For Nordström, pragmatic areas to focus on include network adaption, particularly encompassing indoor coverage and developing platforms that enable services. They should look to others who are leading the […]
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The Register – Work continues on 5G, shame no one’s sure what it’s for yet

The industry discussion around 5G verticals is likely to go on for another couple of years and that’s regardless of the bigger issue of national rollouts. Bengt Nordstrom, CEO of consultancy Northstream, told us: “It will take some time before those discussions turn into tangible product specs and business cases. I’m not trying to be […]
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Published March 9, 2018 in , , .


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S&P Global – European telecoms industry weighs value of betting big on content

More recently, Sweden’s second-largest mobile operator, Tele2 AB, acquired Swedish cable TV company Com Hem Holding for $3.2 billion. In a saturated and mature industry with limited growth opportunities, content acts as a potential new source of revenue for companies in fixed broadband and in mobile broadband, according to Bengt Nordström, CEO of telecom consultancy Northstream. “It is not in […]
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Published March 9, 2018 in , , , , , .


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Total Telecom – What is the best way for telcos to grow in 2018?

As the year begins with a burst of proposed M&A activity within the global telecoms space, Chris Kelly spoke with Bengt Nordstrom, CEO at Northstream, to find out what 2018 has in store for the telecommunications sector 2018 could see a flurry of M&A activity in the global telecoms market, particularly amongst the smaller sized […]
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Published February 7, 2018 in , , .


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Light Reading – Sweden’s Tele2 to Swallow Com Hem in $3.3B Deal

“Kinnevik invested in Com Hem last year and it was expected this would lead to an ultimate acquisition of Com Hem,” says Bengt Nordström, the CEO of the Northstream consulting and market research business. “Now they have established themselves as a clear number two in the Swedish market [behind Telia] with a fully convergent offering.” […]
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Computer Sweden – Därför går Tele2 och Com Hem ihop – “ökar pressen på Telia”

Med köpet av TDC fick Tele2 företagsaffären. Med Com Hem får de det fasta bredbandet. ”Nu har de samma innehåll som Telia och det skapas en tydligare tvåa på marknaden”, säger telekomexperten Bengt Nordström. …Bengt Nordström som är telekomexpert och vd på managementkonsultbolaget Northstream är inte överraskad över dagens besked – tvärtom beskriver han affären […]
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Published January 12, 2018 in , , , , , , .


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Mobile Europe – I can do that Dave – telcos launch new generation of digital assistans

However, outside of Europe, Korean firm SK Telecom’s smart speaker Nugu has a similar aim to Apple’s Siri. Nugu, which launched in 2017, has so far sold more than 150,000 units in the country. “Nugu is Korean language-based and uses a deep learning and natural language processing engine developed by the operator in-house,” says Bengt […]
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Published January 12, 2018 in , , , , , , .


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Sveriges Radio – Tele2 och Comhem går ihop

Och det kan vara tidigt att sia om huruvida sammanslagningen kommer att minska konkurrensen i branschen. Bengt Nordström är analyschef på konsultbolaget Northstream, och säger till TT att han tror att det kan bli en fortsatt kamp om kunder mellan operatörerna även efter fusionen. – Vi kommer att fortsatt få se en väldigt konkurrensutsatt marknad på tv, bredband och mobilt bredband, säger […]
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Published January 12, 2018 in , , , , , .