White papers

Operator Options for 3G Evolution

This Northstream report is an independent analysis of the global 3G network evolution situation. In year 2000, evolution paths to 3G appeared clear for GSM, CDMA and TDMA operators, with WCDMA as an unrivalled future global radio interface, with evolved CDMA2000 variants deployed in specific markets. Some analysts and other industry players now suggest that […]
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Published February 14, 2003.


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Handset ODMs

Traditional handset vendors outsource development and manufacturing, operators engage in design and ODMs (Original Design Manufacturing) start living their own life. What does it mean to the industry? This paper describes the “ODM phenomenon” and its potential impact on the handset industry, as we know it. Development, manufacturing, and branding of mobile phones have changed […]
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Published February 11, 2003.


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Mobile office opportunities

This Northstream white paper briefly looks at the different technical options to implement Mobile Office solutions over GPRS and outlines the key elements operators should consider to satisfy corporate customers’ needs. Stimulating usage of non voice service and thereby increasing ARPU is operators’ key challenge in today’s mature mobile markets. In this context, it is […]
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Published February 11, 2003.


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Mobile imaging

With the recent successful launch of camera phones and MMS offerings, mobile imaging has become an area of key importance for the wireless industry. In the context of this document, mobile imaging refers to the ability that people can take photos with their mobile phone, and use photo-related services. As an analogy, digital imaging comprises […]
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Published February 11, 2003.


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Public WLAN services

The global WLAN equipment market grew around 70 % last year with revenues reaching $2.1 billion. An increasing fraction of companies in North America, Asia and Europe are using as an integral part of their office IT infrastructure. There is however an important difference between the success of WLAN in offices and home compared to […]
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Published January 24, 2003.