Tag archive: 5G

In the news, Insights

Telecoms.com – A bunch of telecoms predictions for 2019

Fixed Wireless Access put the revenue back in 5G – Bengt Nordstrom, CEO of Northstream Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) has evolved into a separate 5G use case, especially by Verizon in the US. Of all the suggested 5G use cases – including eMBB and mIoT – it is FWA that provides the most tangible revenue growth opportunity […]
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Published December 21, 2018 in , , , , , , .


In the news, Insights

Bloomberg – Samsung’s 5G Network Grab Gets Boost With Huawei, ZTE Under Fire

Bengt Nordstrom, head of telecom consultancy Northstream, believes Samsung will struggle to gain the global position needed to support the hefty costs to research and develop the tech that drives 5G networks — despite its technological prowess and financial firepower. Nordstrom argues that Samsung is chasing a mature market with little growth, where global scale […]
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Published December 20, 2018 in , , , , , , , .


In the news, Insights

Bloomberg – Huawei Hemorrhages Allies in Europe on Growing Security Concerns

“It’s been a week of negative announcements and indications from the biggest markets in Europe — the U.K., Germany and France,” said Bengt Nordstrom, CEO of telecom consultant Northstream. The continent’s biggest carriers will now be “extra cautious” of buying equipment from Huawei, Nordstrom said. (…) Dropping Huawei in Europe wouldn’t be easy. Most carriers […]
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Published December 17, 2018 in , , , .


In the news, Insights

Light Reading – EC Signs Off Tele2, T-Mobile Merger in Netherlands

Bengt Nordström, the CEO of consulting company Northstream, says European regulators have for a long time been too consumer-focused in their policymaking, leaving European markets with too many small players. “We have consistently invested less [than US operators] in network upgrades over the last five to seven years and have continued to invest less because […]
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Published December 10, 2018 in , , , , , , .


In the news, Insights

Light Reading – Bill Shock: Orange, China Telecom Fret About 5G Energy Costs

Others remain skeptical of the broad AI sales pitch. The label is often used as an umbrella term for technologies that do not strictly qualify as artificially intelligent, they say. Northstream experts are unconvinced by a general vendor argument that 5G networks will be too complex to manage without AI. In that context, the technology is unlikely […]
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Published December 10, 2018 in , , .


Engagements, Strategy

5G Spectrum auction support for a European operator

A major European mobile operator tasked Northstream with evaluating the capabilities of the spectrum bands that were to be auctioned off by the national regulator in an upcoming auction and were to be assigned to 5G services. Northstream carried out a detailed analysis on the global standardization, ecosystem development and 5G potential of the spectrum […]
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Published December 3, 2018 in , .


Engagements, Strategy

5G rollout modeling and implications

A supplier of mobile network infrastructure engaged Northstream to perform an analysis of the projected rollout of 5G in leading World economies. The potential 5G rollout pace was modeled based on input data such as operator CAPEX budgets, equipment costs, geography and radio parameters. Having estimated the year-by-year adoption of 5G across seven countries, the […]
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Published November 21, 2018 in , .