Operating in a highly competitive and investment intensive environment presents large sourcing challenges for operators and service providers. Northstream’s approach to sourcing is one of the most powerful in the industry and is currently being used in the procurement of 4G (LTE) networks by major operators. Northstream has significant experience in the sourcing of WCDMA/HSPA, GSM, CDMA and WiMAX networks, CPEs and devices, as well as outsourced operational services on a global basis, and has led and negotiated numerous outsourcing deals for network and IT operations.
The critical success factor in achieving maximum value from a sourcing project is through structure, momentum and knowledge – this enables fast turn around times, clear communication and swift decision making. To consistently deliver this requires a solid methodology, experience, people skills and world-class industry insight, something numerous clients of ours can testify upon request.
Using Northstream’s sourcing support have in all cases lead to significant cost savings and operational efficiencies, and as a rule ensures short payback time and high return on investment. Other key benefits of our structured approach include a solid framework for continued supplier and contract management.
Network Modernization and Rollout: Northstream managed IMS and AXE networks modernization project (Q500)
Northstream assisted a leading network operator in Sweden with the planning and execution of upgrading and modernizing their IMS and AXE networks. The Northstream team supported the...
LTE and Managed Services: Northstream managed the process to establish contracts for both LTE and Managed Services in a very time precious situation (Q497)
Without yet having started discussions on LTE system or services contracts with any supplier a European operator had decided to launch and go live with LTE within 7 months. Simultaneously,...
Transition Management: Northstream supported operator during transition phase in outsourcing execution
Following an RFP process, led by Northstream consultants, a mobile operator decided to contract a supplier to deliver Managed Services for the major part of its operations. As a consequence...