Engagements

Northstream is a trusted strategic advisor to full range of players in the global ecosystem of a connected world. Thanks to our perceptiveness, agility and ability to create innovative solutions, we build enriching relations and deliver competitive advantages.

Some of our recent engagements are summarized here for you to get a deeper understanding of what we do.

Sample engagements

Strategy

Telecom and IoT market trend analysis for 2018 – 2022

Northstream’s client is a provider of services in network planning, build-out and maintenance for both mobile and fixed networks, as well as of services in areas beyond telecom. As part of the client’s strategic planning process, Northstream was engaged to provide analysis on market trends that will shape the telecom and IoT/M2M markets in Northern Europe in the […]

Strategy

Network Consolidation: Creating an implementation plan for consolidating two mobile networks considering technological, market-strategic and financial constraints.

A leading mobile operator in a population-rich South Asian country asked Northstream to develop an implementation plan for consolidating two mobile networks in the wake of a merger. Northstream analyzed different network consolidation scenarios considering expected future traffic of the combined networks, network roll-out strategy as well as constraints such as financial savings targets, go-to-market […]

Change

Reorganization and transformation

Northstream supported the client in realizing its strategic objective  to implement a new organization within the Technology division. Together with the management team Northstream led the program to analyse, design, perform risk assessment and execute the transition to a leaner and more efficient organisational structure covering all operational, financial, HR and stakeholder management related activities. […]

Sourcing

RFP for BSS transformation for global operator

Northstream led, in close cooperation with the client, an RFP process to select a partner for a complete replacement of the Business Support Systems (BSS) core environment across multiple markets. Work involved sourcing strategy, RFP production, partner evaluation and selection and contract finalisation. The scope covered all systems and processes (E2E) from front end, channel […]

Strategy

Market study on providing cloud based core network as a service

A telecom systems supplier requested Northstream to investigate the drivers and barriers as well as the market potential for providing the cloud based core network as as a service in order to refine the client’s value proposition of the aforementioned solution and to best position itself among the competitors. Northstream started by first gaining understanding […]

Strategy

Support for spectrum valuation

A mobile operator requested Northstream to support the spectrum valuation in preparation for an upcoming auction. Northstream expert developed a spectrum valuation model to estimate the impact of spectrum on the network cost (OPEX/CAPEX) covering various permutations of different scenarios such as future spectrum acquisition/license renewals in the coming decades, possible network sharing arrangements and […]

Clients

We work with the full range of players at the intersection of business and mobile technologies. Our clients come in all sizes and can be found all over the world – operators, service providers, content providers, network infrastructure and handset suppliers as well as industry fora, investors and financial institutions.

Consequently, all our clients benefit from a holistic view and industry-wide insights.

Some samples from Northstream’s client list: