Blog, Insights

Every company wants to be digital, agile – how to get there (finally)?

Customer first, employee first. Be transparent, lead like loving parent. Share, take care. Be on a mission, have passion. Fail fast, let the trust last. You’ve heard it all but still feel like it’s 2004? Building and having a right culture is commonly pinpointed to be the Holy Grail of successful digital transformations. But you […]
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Operators: green lights for the connected car

As it stands today, six car brands (namely Ford, GM, Peugeot Citroën, BMW, Renault Nissan and Volkswagen) make up 70% of the connected car market (Analysis Mason). They’ve struck connectivity deals with leading operators to make sure their cars stay connected on the road. AT&T has taken the lion’s share of car contracts in the […]
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Published March 7, 2017 in , .


In the news, Insights

Telecoms Tech – Opinion: IoT as a share of operator revenues will increase three-fold, at least for some

In essence, the Internet of Things (IoT) is an extension of the digitalisation trend that has been going on for years. In addition to regular digitalization procedures, such as automating processes or creating web-enabled platforms for services, companies are also equipping their machines, products, and factories with sensors and connectivity modules. We’ve seen similar trends […]
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Published February 17, 2017 in , , , .


Insights, White papers

Connectivity Technologies for IoT

Selecting the most suitable connectivity technology is one of the critical decisions that a company needs to make in its Internet of Things launch strategy. But making the choice is challenging with a wide range of technologies available for IoT, such as traditional cellular 2G/3G/4G, Low Power Wide Area, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and more. To guide companies towards […]
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Published January 31, 2017 in , , .


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Bloomberg – Ericsson CEO’s Do-List: Reality Check, Then Hard Decisions

On the horizon for Ericsson and Ekholm is the fifth-generation mobile-network technology that is currently under development, and to keep from slipping further, Ericsson will need to prove its capabilities in developing products for the new standard. However, large-scale commercial deployment of 5G networks isn’t expected until 2020 and even then, it may not provide […]
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Published January 31, 2017 in , , , .


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European Communications – Placeholder CEO or master of detail? Börje Ekholm needs to show he’s the right man to save Ericsson

Ericsson’s largest shareholders are family-controlled investment house Investor AB and asset manager AB Industrivärden. Both make a virtue of the fact they are long-term stewards of their investments. But Bengt Nordstrom, CEO at Northstream Consulting, thinks that Ekholm could be “the right person at the right time.” He believes that Ekholm is intelligent and analytical, […]
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Published January 31, 2017 in , , , .


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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 , , .