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5G Outlook in Europe

Is Europe overall ready for 5G? One argument made by European regulators and MNOs is that it makes more sense to wait and learn from their Asian and American peers before ramping up 5G deployments themselves. They would then be able to catch up once the time is right, buoyed up by the good amount […]
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Published September 9, 2019 in , .


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What leads to a successful 5G sourcing project?

Having worked with infrastructure sourcing for over 20 years, Northstream has inevitably came across 5G in the last couple of years. Northstream’s well proven sourcing methodology seems to still hold up well in the 5G era, driving the process with strong momentum and transparency which translates to short lead times and fact-based decisions. The foundation […]
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Published June 14, 2019 in , , .


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Affärsvärlden – 5G frälser inte Ericsson

Intäkterna lär inte öka särskilt mycket även om det kommer nya affärsområden och möjligheter. Jag har svårt att se totalintäkterna för operatörerna växa nämnvärt. Men en konsolidering i Europa med lite lägre konkurrenstryck kan ändra på det och det skulle ge operatörerna mer utrymma att investera. Det är vad som pågår just ni i Kina […]
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Published June 10, 2019 in , .


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South China Morning Post – US bets on different mobile airwaves from rest of the world – and that might cost it the 5G race

“In many other markets in the world, they are more cautious about using mmWave because they are not convinced it will have meaningful coverage and capacity to boost the network … It’s impossible to build nationwide coverage with mmWave spectrum,” said Bengt Nordstrom, chief executive of Swedish telecoms consulting firm Northstream. Read full article
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Published May 21, 2019 in , .


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Bloomberg – Ripples From Trump’s Huawei Crackdown Reach Mediterranean Shores

“This latest decision will hurt the whole ecosystem, and there won’t be any winners,” said Bengt Nordstrom, CEO of telecom consultancy Northstream. While carriers have likely stockpiled Huawei gear for some months, now “they need to decide if there are more measures that need to be taken,” he said. Read full article
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Published May 21, 2019 in , .


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Newsweek – U.S. LAGS CHINA IN THE NEXT BIG TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCE IN CELLPHONE NETWORKS. HERE’S WHY IT DOESN’T MATTER

But which 5G race can the U.S. hope to win? There are really three different races: one to provide the equipment on which the new networks are built; one to roll out the services widely; and another to develop the whole package—the software, devices, services and business processes that take advantage of 5G’s blinding speed […]
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Published May 3, 2019 in , , .


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The Economist – Are security concerns over Huawei a boon for its European rivals?

Though it is possible to ban Huawei completely from Europe, its biggest market outside of China, industry insiders warn that it would be hugely complex and costly. It would be especially disruptive in countries where Huawei is deeply embedded, such as Italy, Poland and Britain, says Stéphane Téral of IHS Marki, a research firm. With […]
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Published March 27, 2019 in , , .


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South China Morning Post – EU ignores US calls for blanket ban on Huawei in Europe as Chinese company’s 5G expertise helps its cause

“The reluctance to ban Huawei in Europe has several aspects. Some operators believe that Huawei has the best products,” said Bengt Nordstrom, chief executive of Stockholm-based mobile technologies consultancy Northstream. “Many of them are already using Huawei products and fear the cost and operational complications of replacing them as a vendor.” Nordstrom added that European […]
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Published March 27, 2019 in , .