Tag archive: 5G

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 , , , .


In the news, Insights

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 , , , .


In the news, Insights

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 , , , .


In the news, Insights

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 , , .


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 , , , , , , , , , , , , , .