In the news, Insights

Market Intelligence – Original content key to Netflix growth in Europe

In producing more local content, Netflix is following the playbook of Europe’s local studios who have scaled back their acquisition of international content in order to focus their efforts on producing local language content, according to Per Stenström, director at telecom consultancy firm Northstream. “The core will still be English-based content … but it is […]
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Published November 23, 2017 in , , .


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Market Intelligence – European operators’ original content ambitions face hurdles

Last month, Germany’s Deutsche Telekom AG ordered its first original series, called “Germanized,” for its streaming platform EntertainTV, while Movistar Plus, the pay TV arm of Spanish telco giant Telefónica SA, plans to spend €100 million on as many as 10 series each year. Meanwhile, French carrier Orange SA will spend about €100 million on developing its own series during […]
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Published November 23, 2017 in , , , , , .


Blog, Insights

The convergence of AI and IoT, are we there yet?

Nja, or yes and no. AI is converging with IoT, at least in the context of big data. Machine learning is applied to the massive amount of data collected by IoT devices to identify patterns and detect anomalies. It could be argued that many IoT applications will be worthless without AI to derive value from […]
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Published October 11, 2017 in , , , , , .


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Market Intelligence – UK spectrum auction’s legal challenges pressure country’s 5G migration

A monthslong delay to the U.K.’s planned spectrum auction due to legal disputes over the auction’s rules will further slow 5G rollouts in the country, telecommunications experts said. “When you allow a merger between BT and EE, you are creating a company that collectively has £24 billion in revenue,” said Bengt Nordström, CEO of telecoms consultancy Northstream. […]
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Published September 12, 2017 in , , , , , , .


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Market Intelligence – Legal disputes over spectrum hang a cloud over O2 IPO

Uncertainty over its ability to acquire more airwaves is putting pressure on IPO plans for Telefónica SA’s O2. But its peers may be facing similar headwinds. In July, Britain’s regulatory watchdog Ofcom announced that a U.K. spectrum auction due to take place later this year would prevent operators from owning more than 37% of the overall share of mobile spectrum available […]
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Published September 12, 2017 in , , , , .


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Bloomberg – Telcos Move to Sharing Economy as Fiber Dream Grips Europe

Preliminary talks reported this week between Vodafone and BT Group Plc in the U.K., where full-fiber coverage sits at 2 percent, may widen a trend that’s also taken hold in Spain and Portugal, where fiber is directly available to more than 70 percent of buildings. “The cost of fiber is a problem,” said Bengt Nordstrom, a telecom […]
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Published September 12, 2017 in , , , , .


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Light Reading – Deutsche Telekom touts Europe’s first “5G” connection

Deutsche Telekom claims to have turned on Europe’s first 5G connection on a commercial network in Germany in a technology demonstration that hints at the nature of its next-generation mobile broadband plans from 2020 onwards. …. Nevertheless, a number of industry watchers do not think Europe will have widespread 5G networks in place for many […]
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Published September 12, 2017 in , , , .


Insights, White papers

From product to connected product-as-a-service

A guide to transforming the business model through IoT IoT is high on the agenda for many enterprises. The initial business case for connecting products is usually focused on realizing cost savings and most companies that have deployed IoT are still at this initial stage. However, there is a large opportunity that lies in redefining […]
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Computer Sweden – Kan flaggskeppet Nokia 8 återuppliva en finsk mobiljätte?

Bengt Nordström, vd och grundare av managementkonsultbolaget Northstream, tror att HMD Global har en tuff tid framför sig. Det är inte lätt att slå sig in på en mobilmarknad som domineras av Apple, Huawei och Samsung. Inte ens med ett varumärke som Nokia till förfogande. – Även om telefonen har bra specifikationer ska man komma […]
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Published August 17, 2017 in , , , , .


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Affärsvärlden – Enorma förväntningar

Utsikterna förbättras inte av att många av världens operatörer går på knäna. När andra generationens mobilsystem lanserades var operatörerna snabbt växande och mycket lönsamma. Så ser det inte längre ut. William Webb är inte ensam om att peka på operatörernas svaga lönsamhet som en förklaring till att 5g kan dröja. Bengt Nordström, vd på managmentkonsultbolaget […]
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Published August 17, 2017 in , , , , , .