Predictions

Prediction summary for 2013

For 2013, to summarize our key predictions; We will see operators requiring less small cells thanks to LTE’s improved indoor coverage; The snowballing market power of device vendors may deviate mobile R&D focus away from networks and open standards; European regulators to increasingly accept operator consolidation and network sharing in order to boost the LTE […]
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Published December 1, 2012.


Predictions

#1 – Device dominance

  Advent of Device sector dominance to impact evolution of Mobile industry R&D The rise of smartphones over the last several years has caused the mobile ecosystem to gradually shift from a network centric model to a device and services based one. The popularity of Apple and Samsung smartphones has driven revenues and profits for […]
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Published November 30, 2012.


Predictions

#2 – LTE in Europe

Regulators to allow increased operator consolidation – and save LTE in Europe Northstream predicts that during 2013 European regulators will increasingly accept operator consolidation in order to facilitate better market dynamics and growth for both larger and smaller players. This will be the catalyst to revitalise the European market, boost network investments moving forward and […]
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Published November 30, 2012.


Predictions

#3 – Small cells

  The ‘small cell debate’ is ended by LTE roll-out (with some support from Wi-Fi) Global LTE rollouts have sparked discussion about the rapid take up of small cells to extend high speed data coverage to public venues, enterprises and homes. However, Northstream believes that LTE roll-out will actually result in operators requiring less small […]
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Published November 30, 2012.


Predictions

#4 – Managed services

  Managed Services is dead, long live Managed Services On a macro level, we still see overall revenue growth in managed services at a rate of 17 per cent each year. On a micro level, we see two out of four major managed service vendors retreating. Alcatel-Lucent announced it would review, and possibly exit, 25 per […]
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Published November 30, 2012.


Predictions

#5 – Enterprise services

  Microsoft takes the lead for new generation operators In today’s highly connected and collaborative world, the needs of the enterprise extend far beyond voice calls. Business requirements are increasingly IT related; and enterprises are more closely embedded with and dependent on companies such as Microsoft than they are on telecom operators. Microsoft has leveraged […]
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Published November 30, 2012.