Light Reading – Vodafone CTO: 5G Is Overhyped & It’s Mainly About Cost

“There is little to support the idea that enhancing networks with 5G will increase revenues,” says Bengt Nordström, the managing director of the Northstream consulting group, pointing out that telco revenues in western Europe have been declining since 2008 despite the rollout of higher-speed technologies.

“For me 5G is about efficiency,” adds Nordström. “It is a tool to become even more streamlined and maintain margins in a market that will probably continue to decline.”

Read full article

Next read

European Communications - Opinion: Under-The-Top disruption has arrived, but it doesn’t have to be a threat to telcos

By Bengt Nordstrom, Co-Founder and CEO of independent telecoms business consultancy Northstream Over the past decade, telcos have faced tough competition and disruption from OTT players who’ve launched cloud-based voice and messaging services to rival the telcos’ own. While these services have eroded telcos’ traditional voice and messaging revenues, they’ve also bolstered the telcos’ primary [...]
Read more