Tag archive: 5G

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CNBC – The $3.5 trillion 5G opportunity is at ‘crossroads’ as telco industry clashes over path forward

A number of companies have earmarked 2020 as a year when 5G could potentially go mainstream, but not everyone in the industry is convinced. “I think we are probably at the peak of inflated expectations on 5G,” Bengt Nordström, CEO of Northstream, told CNBC by phone. “We are not doing ourselves any favors if we […]
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Published March 14, 2017 in , .


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From 3GSM to IoTernity

There is always something to celebrate at Mobile World Congress. This is the 12th time it’s being hosted by Barcelona, and the Mobile World Capital is thus leaving Cannes on the French Riviera safely behind in the record books. Though some of us have very fond memories of Cannes, perhaps because the industry was smaller […]
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Bloomberg – Ericsson CEO’s Do-List: Reality Check, Then Hard Decisions

On the horizon for Ericsson and Ekholm is the fifth-generation mobile-network technology that is currently under development, and to keep from slipping further, Ericsson will need to prove its capabilities in developing products for the new standard. However, large-scale commercial deployment of 5G networks isn’t expected until 2020 and even then, it may not provide […]
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Published January 31, 2017 in , , , .


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Light Reading – DT, EE, Orange, Vodafone Open Up on 5G

By contrast, IoT presents a “greenfield” market for most operators and one in which 5G could evidently play a key role. In that respect, it seems far likelier to fuel sales growth. The question is: How much? Swedish consulting company Northstream predicts that most operators will in future generate no more than 1% of their […]
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Published January 31, 2017 in , , , .


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Light Reading – EE: New Tech Is Mobile Revenue Savior

High-profile analysts have expressed concern about the telco business case for 5G despite optimism the technology could unlock new service opportunities and spur economic growth. Bengt Nordström, the CEO of the Northstream consulting business, is doubtful that 5G will fuel a revenue increase for service providers, and thinks operators will invest in the technology to […]
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Published January 31, 2017 in , , .


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Light Reading – EE: New Tech Is Mobile Revenue Savior

High-profile analysts have expressed concern about the telco business case for 5G despite optimism the technology could unlock new service opportunities and spur economic growth. Bengt Nordström, the CEO of the Northstream consulting business, is doubtful that 5G will fuel a revenue increase for service providers, and thinks operators will invest in the technology to […]
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Published January 13, 2017 in , , , .


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Light Reading – 5G: Another Next-Generation Disappointment?

Experience also suggests that higher speeds will not spur any kind of sales growth. “We have been increasing the data bucket since the launch of 4G and yet the revenue trend is negative and has been declining since 2008,” says Bengt Nordström, the CEO of the Northstream market research and consulting business. “Launching 5G doesn’t […]
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Published January 11, 2017 in , , , , .


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Light Reading – 5G Guru Predicts Rollout Disparity

Bengt Nordström, the CEO of consulting firm Northstream and a former C-level telco executive, thinks “mass” deployments of 5G are at least six years away and that many operators will be in no hurry to launch it. Nordström was speaking to Light Reading on the same day the UK’s National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) issued a […]
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Published January 9, 2017 in , .


Insights, Predictions

#1 – 5G still 6+ years away, but 4G gears up

Commercial deployments of fully standardized, standalone mobile 5G technology are not expected to happen before 2019-20. Although Verizon is set to begin piloting 5G in the form of fixed wireless access (FWA) towards the end of 2017, we expect mass 5G deployments to still be at least 6 years away. Until then, Northstream predicts that […]
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Published December 2, 2016 in , , , , , .


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Bloomberg – Future Holds Lean Times, Maybe IT Mergers for Nokia, Ericsson

Nokia Oyj and Ericsson AB need to get used to lean times as their phone carrier customers hold back on network investments while next-generation 5G wireless technology offers scant hope of a material spending boost, according to industry consultant Bengt Nordstrom. “Operator revenue trends are flat or negative, while many forecasters are still too optimistic,” Nordstrom, […]
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Published November 16, 2016 in , , , , , , .