Business strategy development and planning
- Spectrum/Services licence bid strategy development and preparation
- Market entry strategy development and execution
- Market analysis and forecasting
- Technology selection & migration
- Investment analysis support
- Commercial due diligence
- Board or management assistance for M&A
For network infrastructure and handset suppliers we frequently work as a “devil’s advocate”, challenging and refining technology and product strategies based on our solid understanding of the operator market and wide network of operator relationships throughout different markets. We also support equipment suppliers in refining their market communication and customer engagement approaches. In addition, we have supported suppliers in evaluation technology and service choices and strategies by analysing third-party business and end-user implications. Similarly, operators have benefited from our support in service development, ranging from market scenario analyses to product management.
Northstream also has a track record in supporting investors and financial institutions in analysing acquisition and investment targets, as well as supporting the development of post-investment strategies, in particular through critical analysis of the business plans, technology choices, upcoming investment scenarios and operational performance.
On a selected basis we also support operator and supplier organisations through continuous onsite management support, full-time or part-time, e.g. as a temporary solution while recruitment or re-organisation is ongoing.
Market Analysis: Northstream assisted a European payment provider with competitor and market opportunity analysis (Q502)
Northstream was asked to research and analyze the competitive landscape for the client in direct operator billing arena. Northstream profiled the selected competing solutions and analyzed...
Technology strategy review: Northstream provides insight on mobile industry technology trends (Q501)
A large system supplier asked Northstream to provide external views on the development of the mobile industry, in order to complement the vendor's own viewpoints. Through workshops...
Multi-play offering strategy: Northstream assessed options for multi-play cable operator to add a mobile component (Q496)
A European cable TV, broadband and telephony operator wanted to explore the possibility to expand its portfolio to also include a mobile offering. The company operates in a market where...