In the news, Insights

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 , , , , , .


Blog, Insights

The show must go on

Once again, the big one in the mobile communication industry, the Mobile World Congress, is approaching and this time, the nowadays behemoth-sized event is yet again bigger than ever before. As industry professionals across the world are finalizing their preparations for the event, more than 100.000 visitors will soon land in Barcelona and enter the […]
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Published February 21, 2018 in , , , , , , , , , , , , , .


Insights, White papers

Smart Buildings: the heart of a Smart City

While the majority of buildings around the world do not have the necessary equipment in place to be considered “smart”, the main actors in the real estate industry (e.g. property owners, facility managers, building tenants, etc.) still have a certain set of needs that require smart solutions for addressing them. These solutions mainly include services that are aimed […]
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Published February 13, 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 , , , , , .


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Aftonbladet – Tele2 och Comhem går ihop

Bengt Nordström, vd och analyschef på konsultbolaget Northstream, är inte särskilt överraskad över affären. – Den här sammanslagningen har legat lite i luften ett tag. Så den är inte så jätteöverraskande, i och med att Kinnevik gick in och investerade i Comhem förra året, säger han. – I och med den här affären har Sverige […]
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Published January 12, 2018 in , , , , .