Insights, White papers

Massive IoT: different technologies for different needs

As more industrial verticals join the journey of business transformation through IoT, the number and density of connected devices are growing exponentially, leading us into the era of massive IoT. Among the connectivity technologies, from the widely discussed ones like NB-IoT and LoRa to the less well-known mesh solutions, it is not always obvious which […]
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Insights, White papers

Connectivity Technologies for IoT

Selecting the most suitable connectivity technology is one of the critical decisions that a company needs to make in its Internet of Things launch strategy. But making the choice is challenging with a wide range of technologies available for IoT, such as traditional cellular 2G/3G/4G, Low Power Wide Area, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and more. To guide companies towards […]
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Published January 31, 2017 in , , .


Insights, White papers

Finding MIMO – On the way to 5G

This Northstream white paper discusses MIMO (multiple-input multiple-output) and its role in the upcoming 4G evolution and 5G development. Although MIMO deployment so far has been mostly limited to basic 2×2 configuration, it will become the key technical solution for operators to improve their capacity in the 4G evolution. More importantly, Massive MIMO with active […]
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Published November 2, 2016 in , , , .


White papers

Operational Models: Change is a Must

This Northstream white paper discusses ways that operators can adjust their operational models to adapt to a changing business climate. In an industry of legacy organizations, operators are having a difficult time being agile enough to keep pace with the quickly changing mobile communications landscape. We take a look at the way that a couple of new-entry operators have designed a very efficient business model, and how this can be applied on a larger scale.
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White papers

Analytics beyond the hype: CSPs achieve tangible benefits

This Northstream white paper examines the opportunities for communications service providers (CSPs) to improve all areas of their business through the applications of data analytics. With ongoing expansion of data sources, data types and data volumes, CSPs are facing the opportunities and challenges of big data. Big data is a buzz term used loosely to […]
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Published September 4, 2013.


White papers

LTE and the 1800 Mhz opportunity

This Northstream white paper examines the take-up and status of LTE two years after the first commercial launch and analyses the key aspects that will determine its future success. It is widely recognised that mobile data usage growth, whether on smartphones, laptops or tablets, will continue. In such a market situation, there are a number […]
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Published March 23, 2012 in .


White papers

Upgrading the sourcing function to a strategy facilitator

The fast paced change in telecoms requires sourcing to be at the intersection of strategy and execution. In telecoms, Sourcing as a process and organizational role is often highly focused on price of equipment and services. Habitually, success is measured by the obtained price per unit or system. In light of this, the sourcing process […]
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Published March 31, 2011.


White papers

LTE – The bigger picture

Is LTE delivering on its promises? With data speeds of 80 Mbit/s and above, LTE is much awaited by the industry. As the first commercial services are launched in Stockholm and Oslo there are user and operator experiences to assess. Meanwhile, operators ponder how and when LTE fits into their roadmap. Northstream provides an update […]
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Published June 14, 2010.


White papers

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.