Tag archive: 5G

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 , , , .


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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 , , , , .


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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 , , , .


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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 , , , .


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Telecoms.com – UK 5G auction: O2 and the state win, Three and consumers lose

“That operators paid higher than expected prices is good for HM Treasury but not so good for consumers, as it leaves the operators with less money to invest in their 5G networks and services. In today’s market, operators are capex constrained,” said Bengt Nordstrom of telecoms consultancy Northstream. “It would have made more sense for […]
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Published April 6, 2018 in , , , .


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Light Reading – Huawei Dwarfs Ericsson, Nokia on R&D Spend in 2017

Telcos including Vodafone Group plc and NTT DoCoMo Inc. have also said they do not expect capital expenditure to rise as a percentage of sales with the rollout of 5G networks. Unless sales increase dramatically, bucking the trend of the last few years, the implication is that most operators will take around seven years to build out nationwide […]
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Published April 6, 2018 in , , , .


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Capacity Magazine – UK’s 5G spectrum auction raises £1.4bn

According to Bengt Nordstrom, the CEO of telecoms consultancy Northstream, the fact that operators paid “higher than expected” amounts for the spectrum could have a negative impact on consumer experience as it may impact further investments in 5G infrastructure. He said: “The results of the auction confirm our view that the mobile industry has passed […]
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Published April 6, 2018 in , , , , .


Engagements, Strategy

5G Analysis: drivers and impact of 5G in 2018-2022

As the telecom community prepares for the introduction of 5G, there is a lot of discussion about what are the needs/drivers for 5G and the opportunities this next generation of mobile technology will create. The client, an investment management firm with shareholdings in the TMT industry, engaged Northstream to provide an independent view and analysis […]
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Published April 4, 2018 in , , .