Predictions

Prediction summary for 2011

As tradition calls for, Northstream has reviewed and analysed the trends we observe and pin-pointed a few key dimensions of the telecom market to “predict” and which we believe will have an impact on the everyday-life. In short; LTE is now on everyone’s agenda, though we still see this as cautious try-outs rather than full-scale […]
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Published December 1, 2010.


Predictions

#1 – LTE uptake

LTE in 2011: Like spring weather – up and down, but with summer coming up LTE momentum is moving in to a period of sustained high pressure. There have been nine commercial LTE deployments this year and a further 44 additional launches are anticipated for 2011. In total, 113 operators have publically committed to the […]
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Published November 26, 2010.


Predictions

#2 – Video call

In 2011, mobile video calling will finally take off – but not through the 3GPP video call standard Although mobile video services were launched approximately ten years ago, a hopeless user interface on handsets at the time, coupled with high prices and inadequate network bandwidth meant they were set up to fail. Today, that has […]
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Published November 26, 2010.


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#3 – Convergence

In 2011, iOS and Android platforms become the focal point of service convergence For years, talk across the global mobile industry has been dominated by the acronyms FMS and FMC. Mobile operators frantically tried to drive fixed mobile substitution to grow their revenue streams. Fixed line providers became obsessed with fixed mobile convergence services that […]
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Published November 26, 2010.


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#4 – Connected Devices

Strong growth in mobile connections in 2011 will demonstrate that 10 billion global connections will be reached by 2015 Northstream believes that increased Mobile Broadband availability will drive the global mobile market beyond 10 billion connections by 2015. In 2009, Northstream predicted that the M2M/connected device market will start demonstrating strong growth in 2010, and […]
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Published November 26, 2010.


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#5 – Traffic management

In 2011, operators will discriminate on data usage policies in order to lower CAPEX, increase revenues and improve service quality – the regulator backlash may take place in 2012. Northstream expects that mobile operators will gear specific data price bundles according to specific high bandwidth services, content and applications. Almost all operators have started to […]
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Published November 26, 2010.