Tag archive: 5G

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 , .


In the news, Insights

Light Reading – Let’s Talk About 5G Efficiency, Not Wacky Services

The divide between operators and their vendors is perhaps no surprise. If suppliers can persuade the market that 5G will buoy telco revenues, networks will be rolled out more quickly, to the benefit of those same suppliers. The comments from Wibergh and Patterson reinforce the view this will not happen. “Operators will upgrade 12% to […]
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Published November 23, 2017 in , , , , , .


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Telecoms.com – Don’t hold your breath for 5G new revenue streams – Northstream

In an interview with Telecoms.com Bengt Nordstrom, CEO of telecoms consultancy Northstream, warned that not only is 5G likely to roll out slowly, but the benefits to CSPs will be mainly in the form of efficiencies rather than sexy new revenue streams. “We are at a paradigm shift in the telecom industry where we, for […]
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In the news, Insights

Light Reading – Vodafone CTO: 5G Is Overhyped & It’s Mainly About Cost

“There is little to support the idea that enhancing networks with 5G will increase revenues,” says Bengt Nordström, the managing director of the Northstream consulting group, pointing out that telco revenues in western Europe have been declining since 2008 despite the rollout of higher-speed technologies. “For me 5G is about efficiency,” adds Nordström. “It is a tool […]
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Published November 23, 2017 in , , , , .


Engagements, Sourcing, Strategy

Vendor 5G readiness evaluation

Northstream assisted a European mobile operator to assess vendors’ readiness in their 5G offering, as part of the radio network RFQ evaluation. Based on direct input from all involved vendors, Northstream individually and comparatively assessed the respective vendors’: current product offerings in terms of upgradability and reusability in the evolution to future 5G network; clarity […]
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Published September 28, 2017 in , , , .


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Market Intelligence – UK spectrum auction’s legal challenges pressure country’s 5G migration

A monthslong delay to the U.K.’s planned spectrum auction due to legal disputes over the auction’s rules will further slow 5G rollouts in the country, telecommunications experts said. “When you allow a merger between BT and EE, you are creating a company that collectively has £24 billion in revenue,” said Bengt Nordström, CEO of telecoms consultancy Northstream. […]
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Published September 12, 2017 in , , , , , , .


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Light Reading – Deutsche Telekom touts Europe’s first “5G” connection

Deutsche Telekom claims to have turned on Europe’s first 5G connection on a commercial network in Germany in a technology demonstration that hints at the nature of its next-generation mobile broadband plans from 2020 onwards. …. Nevertheless, a number of industry watchers do not think Europe will have widespread 5G networks in place for many […]
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Published September 12, 2017 in , , , .


In the news, Insights

Affärsvärlden – Enorma förväntningar

Utsikterna förbättras inte av att många av världens operatörer går på knäna. När andra generationens mobilsystem lanserades var operatörerna snabbt växande och mycket lönsamma. Så ser det inte längre ut. William Webb är inte ensam om att peka på operatörernas svaga lönsamhet som en förklaring till att 5g kan dröja. Bengt Nordström, vd på managmentkonsultbolaget […]
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Published August 17, 2017 in , , , , , .


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DN – Nytt teknikskifte väntar för skakigt Ericsson

– När 3g kom var inte tekniken tillräckligt bra. Telekombranschen kunde inte tillräckligt om datakommunikation, förväntningarna var felställda och myndigheterna var giriga att få in pengar vid licensauktioner. Skadan för branschen blev monumental, sammanfattar Bengt Nordström, vd för analysföretaget Northstream. – 4g blev en jättestor framgång. Branschen hade lärt sig datakom på vägen och tillväxten […]
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Published July 18, 2017 in , , , , .