In the news, Insights

Capacity Magazine – Smart Routes to Smart City Business: Why Carriers Must Court Partners

Bengt Nordström, CEO of strategic consultancy Northstream, believes carriers need to carve out their markets quickly if they don’t want to be pigeonholed or left behind. For Nordström, pragmatic areas to focus on include network adaption, particularly encompassing indoor coverage and developing platforms that enable services. They should look to others who are leading the […]
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The Register – Work continues on 5G, shame no one’s sure what it’s for yet

The industry discussion around 5G verticals is likely to go on for another couple of years and that’s regardless of the bigger issue of national rollouts. Bengt Nordstrom, CEO of consultancy Northstream, told us: “It will take some time before those discussions turn into tangible product specs and business cases. I’m not trying to be […]
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Published March 9, 2018 in , , .


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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 , , , , , .


In the news, Insights

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 , , .


In the news, Insights

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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