Tag archive: 5G

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 , , .


In the news, Insights

The Register – Work continues on 5G, shame no one’s sure what it’s for yet

The industry discussion around 5G verticals is likely to go on for another couple of years and that’s regardless of the bigger issue of national rollouts. Bengt Nordstrom, CEO of consultancy Northstream, told us: “It will take some time before those discussions turn into tangible product specs and business cases. I’m not trying to be […]
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Published March 9, 2018 in , , .


Blog, Insights

The show must go on

Once again, the big one in the mobile communication industry, the Mobile World Congress, is approaching and this time, the nowadays behemoth-sized event is yet again bigger than ever before. As industry professionals across the world are finalizing their preparations for the event, more than 100.000 visitors will soon land in Barcelona and enter the […]
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Published February 21, 2018 in , , , , , , , , , , , , , .


In the news, Insights

Mobile Europe – 2018 predictions: Operators overhaul IoT approach as certainty grows on 5G

Unsurprisingly 2018 is expected to bring greater certainty around what 5G will look like. According to Bengt Nordstrom, CEO of consultancy firm Northstream, the standard is now likely to come to market earlier than was expected a year ago as standardisation is making good progress. Trials will not demonstrate anything spectacular, says Nordstrom, with the […]
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Published January 9, 2018 in , , , , .


In the news, Insights

Dagens Industri – Ericssons konkurrent skruvar åt pengakranen

”5G kommer inte att skapa tillväxt på telekommarknaden. Operatörernas investeringar kommer att ligga kvar på ungefär samma nivå som i dag. Därför är Huaweis besked nog en anpassning till rådande marknadsläge med hård kostnadskontroll”, säger Bengt Nordström, grundare av konsultföretaget Northstream. Teleoperatörerna är de som driver 5G-nätet och senare säljer tjänsterna till slutkunderna. Deras investeringsvilja […]
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Published January 2, 2018 in , , , , .


In the news, Insights

Telecoms.com – Ten telecoms predictions for 2018

3. 3.5 GHz will be the primary band for 5G Telecoms consultancy Northstream believes the 3.5 GHz band occupies the 5G sweet-spot. The mmWave band, popular for pre-5G FWA deployments, presents challenges with mobility support and providing consistent user experience, while sub-1 GHz spectrum is occupied with previous generations of mobile technologies and is not […]
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In the news, Insights

Light Reading – Cloudy With a Chance of Automation: Telecom in 2018

There has already been a wave of hype — and by no means a millimetric one — about the very high frequency bands that operators could use to support 5G services. In 2018, though, the industry will get over its fascination with so-called millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum and start to focus its efforts on the far […]
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Published December 18, 2017 in , , , , .


Predictions

#2 – Put mmWave and low band on hold – 3.5 GHz will be the primary band for 5G

Both the mmWave and sub-1 GHz spectrum bands, which are viewed as candidates for 5G deployment, have certain challenges and limitations. The mmWave band, popular for pre-5G FWA deployments, presents challenges with mobility support and providing consistent user experience. Sub-1 GHz spectrum is occupied with previous generations of mobile technologies and is not suitable to […]
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Published December 8, 2017 in , .