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Smartphones 2010: Time for Operators to Take an End-to- End View

Smartphones have developed into one of the most lucrative segments of the mobile industry. Shipments have increased dramatically, and so has the number of vendors, OS and applications. Operators can benefit from this development, but also need to understand the risks. Northstream recommends operators addressing the potential of smartphones in an end-to-end approach, embracing four […]
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Published February 12, 2010.


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Vamos a la Fira, oh o-o-o-oh

I admit it upfront, this is my 20th Mobile World Congress (missed the one in Nice 1991, wonder why, now I remember, I was busy building a GSM network). 650 people at the first one I attended in Rome (we thought it was huge) and now probably close to 50.000 people. I’m not alone doing […]
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Published February 12, 2010 in , .


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iPad…Can’t help falling in love…

Reactions to Apple product announcements follow a familiar pattern. First, hype-building speculations and guesses around the specific nature of the announcement. Second, bashing comments and complaints on what was announced. It remains to be seen this time around if the third phase will be repeated, the one with general amazement over the market’s demand for […]
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Published February 4, 2010 in , .


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Mobile World Congress, or just a Mobile Congress?

As tradition calls for, in couple of weeks the Mobile World Congress will gather the mobile industry in Barcelona for a traditional celebration of past achievements and stimulating discussions about the future. In all its splendor and thousands of mobile executives and experts, this time it will however be obvious that something is missing in the room. It’s fair to believe that […]
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Published February 2, 2010.


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LTE experience – It’s getting better!

On January 20 we posted a short entry describing our first experience with LTE, being one of the lucky first to try the commericalised version of this technology in real life. In short, the posting was a positive capture of the ground-breaking steps of the next big thing in our industry as seen from a […]
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Published January 25, 2010.


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Good things come to those who wait (a little bit longer…)

And so it is here! I’m glad to announce that this blog post is uploaded using state-of-the-art LTE technology! Those of you who read our blog post of December 16 know that Northstream was among the first to sign up for Telia’s LTE service, and was placed on the waiting list to receive an exclusive […]
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Published January 20, 2010.


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Your next BMV will come from an app store…

The media frenzy over mobile applications continues. Consumer brands launch applications. Mobile OS providers scramble to position their platforms as attractive for an applications business. Operators try to open application stores. Are applications THE killer-app?? This white paper charts different application store efforts and cautions operators to consider the relative merits of focusing on applications. […]
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Published January 18, 2010.


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So, are smartphones all there is to it?

There they were, gadget nerds, early adopters and US tech bloggers, eagerly awaiting yet another mobile device manufacturer announcing a cool smartphone soon to appear. Instead, Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, CEO of Nokia, gave them a lecture on how to do good and do good business, at the same time. Nokia used its CES 2010 keynote presentation […]
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Published January 15, 2010.