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The Economist – Are security concerns over Huawei a boon for its European rivals?

Though it is possible to ban Huawei completely from Europe, its biggest market outside of China, industry insiders warn that it would be hugely complex and costly. It would be especially disruptive in countries where Huawei is deeply embedded, such as Italy, Poland and Britain, says Stéphane Téral of IHS Marki, a research firm. With […]
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Published March 27, 2019 in , , .


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South China Morning Post – EU ignores US calls for blanket ban on Huawei in Europe as Chinese company’s 5G expertise helps its cause

“The reluctance to ban Huawei in Europe has several aspects. Some operators believe that Huawei has the best products,” said Bengt Nordstrom, chief executive of Stockholm-based mobile technologies consultancy Northstream. “Many of them are already using Huawei products and fear the cost and operational complications of replacing them as a vendor.” Nordstrom added that European […]
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Published March 27, 2019 in , .


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NyTeknik – ”Vi får en långsammare digitalisering i Sverige”

Konsekvensen kan bli ödesdiger, menar Bengt Nordström, vd på konsultbolaget Northstream. – Vi får en långsammare digitalisering i vår region jämfört med USA, Kina, Japan och Sydkorea. Det är många tidigare studier som visat att det finns en koppling mellan utbyggd mobiltelefoni och högre bnp-tillväxt. Bengt Nordström anser att det vid sidan om spektrumfrågan behövs […]
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Breakit – Hetaste trenderna på Mobile World Congress i Barcelona

“Jag tror det finns stora förväntningar och en nyfikenhet på hur långt leverantörerna av prylarna, Samsung, Huawei med flera, har hunnit med sina 5G-telefoner”, säger Bengt Nordström vd på Northstream som besöker mässan, och fortsätter: “Det som är på gång är utbyggnaden av att förbättra mobilt bredband. Det är huvudspåret och den tjänst som alla […]
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Published March 5, 2019 in , , .


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Bloomberg – It’s Huawei Versus the U.S. Government at the World’s Biggest Wireless Event

“Huawei is a global success story for China –- probably the leading one,” said Bengt Nordstrom, the head of telecom consultancy Northstream AB. The U.S. sending officials to Mobile World Congress to lobby against the company, he said, “sounds to me like an escalation of the problem.” Read full article
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Light Reading – Huawei Muscle Puts Ericsson, Nokia on 5G Back Foot in Europe – Sources

Headcount reductions would probably not hinder Ericsson and Nokia when it comes to network rollout because vendors have typically relied on contractors for that work, said Bengt Nordström, the managing director of the Northstream consulting business. But he agrees that any disadvantage Ericsson and Nokia have in Europe is mainly about resources. “If you think […]
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South China Morning Post – How Huawei went from small-time trader in Shenzhen to world’s biggest telecoms equipment supplier

“Huawei was like a start-up company, it did not have the burden of having a legacy business, and it grew in strength by recruiting many good engineers. They were inspired by how Ericsson and Nokia functioned,” said Bengt Nordstrom, chief executive of Stockholm-based consulting firm Northstream and a former Ericsson executive. “I think it’s fair […]
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