White papers

UMA catalyses convergence revenue battle for mobile operators

Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) has been a conference and presentation fixture in various forms for many years, but little has so far materialized. Now, the convergence winds of change are fast approaching storm force, whipped up not least by the strong advances of Voice over IP on the one hand and the fixed-mobile substitution trend […]
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Published October 6, 2005.


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Weighing in: VoIP over WLAN for Europe

VoIP over WLAN has received considerable press coverage lately. In this white paper Northstream concluded that VoIP in general constitutes an evolution of the way operators implement the services, rather than a revolution of user behavior. The document examines VoIP over WLAN in further detail to determine which use cases are expected to generate revenue […]
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Published August 31, 2005.


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Mobile viruses a threat, but epidemics can be stopped at the gate

Mobile viruses infecting phones through Bluetooth and MMS create a growing need for the wireless industry to act. While such viruses are still rare and so far only affect smartphones, the damage they could do to users, but also to service providers and handset vendors cannot be ignored. Mobile users could be harmed by loss […]
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Published March 23, 2005.


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What is required for a successful people tracking service?

This is an extended version of the white paper “The Next step for Location Based Services”. In this white paper we discuss the potential of a dedicated people tracking service, and take a look of a few services available on the market today. There are a number of tracking services available, but so far none […]
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Published March 14, 2005.


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3G stands firm in battle with alternative access technologies

Lately, alternative access technologies like WiMAX, Flarion’s FLASH-OFDM, and IPWireless’s TDD-WCDMA have frequently been mentioned in reports and trade press as potential candidates for delivering the next generation of mobile networks. At the same time, mobile operators are presented with “natural” technology evolution paths by the vendors who sold them their current 3G networks. The […]
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Published February 14, 2005.


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The next step for Location Based Services

So far Location Based Services (LBS) have not been the success many hoped for. In this white paper we argue that the foremost reasons for the slow up take are that the services offered today is simply to slow and complicated to use. We do believe in integration of LBS in many other services, but […]
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Published February 13, 2005.


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VoIP brings opportunities – and threats – to mobile operators

During the last two years, peer-to-peer voice over Internet applications like Skype and others have visualized the possibilities of the VoIP technology to masses of Internet users. The potential of VoIP however expands way beyond free long distance calls over the Internet – it is about to change the structure of service portfolios for fixed […]
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Published February 10, 2005.


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Succeeding with mobile enterprise services

In the recent months we have seen the launch, by some operators, of new voice services for the enterprise segment such as Push-to-Talk, wireless VPN and wireless PBX. While the enterprise non-voice market is currently still dominated by text messaging and data access, more advanced services like e-mail and vertical applications are slowly gaining momentum. […]
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Published February 9, 2005.