Tag archive: 5G

In the news, Insights

Total Telecom – 5G’s false dawn

“The launch of 5G will be a phased introduction. It will begin properly in 2020 and then over the next 7 years or so it will reach more comprehensive population coverage,” said Bengt Nordstrom, CEO of Northstream. “The introduction of 5G will vary from region to region. China and the US are investing more – […]
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Published September 10, 2018 in , , , .


In the news, Insights

Computer Business Review – “Fiendishly Complicated” 5G Networks: Exciting, Expensive, Ever Coming?

Operators see three main use cases/routes to monetisation: 1) enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB); 2) ultra-reliable low latency IoT and 3) fixed wireless access (FWA). Yet as a report from independent telecoms consultancy Northstream shared with Computer Business Review put it this week: “The 5G use cases discussed in the industry will likely bring no (or very small) […]
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Published July 5, 2018 in , , .


In the news, Insights

Total Telecom – International trade wars threaten to spark a 5G arms race – but is Europe even in the running?

Regardless of how quickly The UK can launch 5G, the general consensus is that Europe will struggle to bring 5G to market before the latter half of 2020 or even 2021. “5G it will be a phased introduction. It will begin in 2020 and then over the next 7 years or so it will reach […]
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Published July 5, 2018 in , , , , , , .


Blog, Insights

Consumers really do want 5G, don’t they?

Gigabit speeds. MIMO. Spectrum. Trials. Verizon. Fixed wireless. Korea. Operator-vendor partnerships. Whoever is working in telecom these days will no doubt agree that, on any given day, it is next to impossible to avoid reading some new headline about some “major development” in 5G somewhere in the world. Most recently, we have even been made […]
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Published June 13, 2018 in , .


In the news, Insights

Light Reading – T-Mobile, Sprint Close to Merger Deal – Reports

Judging by experience, the rollout of a next-generation mobile technology is unlikely to boost service revenues for operators. As a result, operators in many countries will probably take around seven years to build nationwide 5G networks, according to Bengt Nordström, the CEO of the Northstream consulting group. Moving any faster might lead to a sharp increase in […]
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Published May 3, 2018 in , , , .


In the news, Insights

Total Telecom – 4 5G Fanfare – Will overpaying for spectrum come back to haunt the UK’s big 4?

“The 3.4GHz spectrum band is hugely important for 5G, as it lets operators add extra capacity to their existing networks without having to add many new base station sites. This explains why the operators’ bids for this band were so much higher than expected,” he said.  Despite the necessity of investing in spectrum, Nordstrom fears […]
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Published April 18, 2018 in , , , , .


In the news, Insights

Light Reading – UK’s £1.4B ‘5G’ Auction Looks Bad for Industry

The 3.4GHz spectrum band is hugely important for 5G, as it lets operators add extra capacity to their existing networks without having to add many new basestation sites,” said Bengt Nordström, the CEO of the Northstream consulting business, in emailed comments. “This explains why the operators’ bids for this band were so much higher than expected.”… In […]
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Published April 18, 2018 in , , , , , .


Engagements, Strategy

5G strategy workshop for an European operator

Northstream assisted an European mobile operator to prepare, plan and moderate a full day strategic workshop on 5G network plan with the horizon of the next 5 years. By reviewing the operator’s network status and comparing it against the prerequisite for 5G rollout as well as the operators strategic objectives, Northstream identified a list of […]
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Published April 9, 2018 in , , , .


In the news, Insights

The Telegraph – O2 splashes £500m in 5G spectrum auction to remove obstacle to blockbuster float

Bengt Nordstrom of consultancy Nordstream said: “The 3.4GHz spectrum band is hugely important for 5G, as it lets operators add extra capacity to their existing networks without having to add many new base station sites. This explains why the operators’ bids for this band were so much higher than expected. “That operators paid higher than […]
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Published April 6, 2018 in , , , .