White papers

3G Rollout Status

On behalf of Swedish Post and Telecom Agency (PTS), Northstream has performed an analysis of the 3G rollout situation. The report provides a descriptive and analytical overview of the status of 3G rollout in the European Union and Norway. It focuses on potential modifications of license distribution and conditions and the changing market outlook for […]
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Published October 9, 2002.


White papers

Charging mechanisms for mobile services

In order to get revenue from the use of mobile services, mobile operators need to have suitable charging mechanisms in place. Traditional CDR output from core network elements and IN or CAMEL based charging does not solve all the needs. This white paper describes a solution for how mobile operators can implement new mechanisms in […]
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Published September 16, 2002.


White papers

Mobile Payments

Mobile Payments (M-Payments) introduce new opportunities, as well as threats, to mobile operators, financial institutions and new industry players. With the plethora of payment methods already in use, it is not clear what value will such services bring. And indeed, services launched so far have seen both successes and failures. However, large take-up of such […]
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Published July 30, 2002.


White papers

Lessons from i-mode

In May 2000, Northstream released the highly acclaimed report “Lessons from i-mode – understanding Japan’s Mobile Internet Phenomenon”. It provided insight into the factors behind i-mode’s success and hinted on what European operators should learn from i-mode. “Lessons from i-mode II” takes up where the previous report left off and in addition to an update […]
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Published January 21, 2002.