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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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Published March 5, 2019 in , , .


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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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Published March 5, 2019 in , , .


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“Give something to get something”

Smart city is no longer just a topic about the future. Many ‘smart’ / digital services are already operational today, ranging from public transport logistics, parking surveillance, traffic management, waste control, etc. They are, however, mostly deployed on top of existing communication backbone (mobile and fixed networks), built primarily for serving residential and B2B legacy communication needs. […]
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Published January 29, 2019 in , , .


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Light Reading – AT&T, Time Warner Shed 11K Workers in First 9 Months of 2018

Analysts are skeptical of Deutsche Telekom’s claim. “The idea of merging two companies without it resulting in redundancies is quite remote,” said Bengt Nordström, the CEO of the Northstream consulting business, during an interview with Light Reading late last year. “In theory, it should be one network and one organization. You don’t need two core network managers.” […]
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Published January 14, 2019 in , , .


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Telecoms.com – A bunch of telecoms predictions for 2019

Fixed Wireless Access put the revenue back in 5G – Bengt Nordstrom, CEO of Northstream Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) has evolved into a separate 5G use case, especially by Verizon in the US. Of all the suggested 5G use cases – including eMBB and mIoT – it is FWA that provides the most tangible revenue growth opportunity […]
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Published December 21, 2018 in , , , , , , .


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Bloomberg – Samsung’s 5G Network Grab Gets Boost With Huawei, ZTE Under Fire

Bengt Nordstrom, head of telecom consultancy Northstream, believes Samsung will struggle to gain the global position needed to support the hefty costs to research and develop the tech that drives 5G networks — despite its technological prowess and financial firepower. Nordstrom argues that Samsung is chasing a mature market with little growth, where global scale […]
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Published December 20, 2018 in , , , , , , , .


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Bloomberg – Huawei Hemorrhages Allies in Europe on Growing Security Concerns

“It’s been a week of negative announcements and indications from the biggest markets in Europe — the U.K., Germany and France,” said Bengt Nordstrom, CEO of telecom consultant Northstream. The continent’s biggest carriers will now be “extra cautious” of buying equipment from Huawei, Nordstrom said. (…) Dropping Huawei in Europe wouldn’t be easy. Most carriers […]
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Published December 17, 2018 in , , , .