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Mobile Europe – Proximus, VEON execs win CTO of the Year awards

VEON’s Yogesh Malik and Proximus’s Geert Standaert scooped the awards at Mobile Europe’s CTO of the Year event on Wednesday evening. The judging panel for this year’s awards comprised Graeme Neill, Mobile Europe Editor, Marc Smith, Group Editor of Mobile Europe and European Communications, Kester Mann, Principal Analyst at CCS Insight, Bengt Nordstrom, CEO of […]
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Published May 29, 2017 in , , , , .


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Light Reading – Open Sores: Are Telcos on a Collision Course With Vendors?

It is already clear that open source and the technologies surrounding it will up-end parts of the telecom industry. What remains uncertain is whether it can address some of the particular needs of the telecom sector, and just how much upheaval it will cause. The prospect of AT&T as a global technology vendor — or […]
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Published May 29, 2017 in , , .


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European Communications Magazine – IoT business models continue to challenge industry thinking

Bengt Nordström, CEO at consultancy Northstream, chimes with Mackenzie on revenue share from connectivity – setting it at 10-15 percent of the total – but suggests the opportunity for operators, in general, may have been over-stated, or misread. Even the largest and most advanced can look forward to taking only five percent of their revenues, […]
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Light Reading – Is T-Mobile’s 5G Plan Just a Pipe Dream?

John Legere, the belligerent, potty-mouthed boss of T-Mobile US, is famous for ranting about his bigger rivals’ shortcomings. He is also quick to pounce on any opportunity for self-promotion, and justifiably regarded as something of a marketing genius. “Every time he says something it sounds fantastic,” says Bengt Nordström, the CEO of the Northstream market-research […]
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Published May 4, 2017 in , , .


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Computer Sweden – Operatörerna jagar nya intäkter när gamla affären tryter

– Den övergripande trenden är att man går från en tal- och meddelandecentrisk marknad till en datacentrisk marknad. Under de senaste åtta åren har det varit fallande i Europa, med minskade intäkter för operatörerna. Nu börjar det finnas tecken på att det stabiliserats. Det kanske inte ökar, men ligger i alla fall ganska platt intäktsmässigt, […]
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Published April 28, 2017 in , .


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Operator digitalization: What is it all about?

Digitalization or digital transformation has surely been one of the most talked about business topics in recent years. In a general sense, the terms refer to the application of digital technologies both in customer-facing and in internal parts of an enterprise. Mobile network operators (MNOs) have in the past not been at the forefront when […]
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Published April 25, 2017 in , .


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The Economist – Cloudification will mean upheaval in telecoms

IT and telecoms differ in important respects. One is largely unregulated, the other overseen closely by government. Computing capacity is theoretically unlimited, unlike radio spectrum, which is hard to use efficiently. And telecoms networks are more deeply linked to the physical world. “You cannot turn radio towers into software,” says Bengt Nordstrom of Northstream, a […]
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Published April 13, 2017 in , .


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Elektroniktidningen – Ögonöppnare för IoT-sugna

Digitalisering är likt IoT ett modeord. Samtidigt gör tekniken skillnad, men för att nå ett lukrativt resultat kan det vara på sin plats att tänka igenom sin affärsmodell ett varv extra innan strategin omsätts i verklig handling. Det menar teknikkonsulten Northstream i en dagsfärsk IoT-guide. – De ursprungliga affärsmässiga anledningarna till att koppla upp produkter […]
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Published April 4, 2017 in , , , .