Tag archive: 5G

In the news, Insights

Light Reading – Bill Shock: Orange, China Telecom Fret About 5G Energy Costs

Others remain skeptical of the broad AI sales pitch. The label is often used as an umbrella term for technologies that do not strictly qualify as artificially intelligent, they say. Northstream experts are unconvinced by a general vendor argument that 5G networks will be too complex to manage without AI. In that context, the technology is unlikely […]
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Published December 10, 2018 in , , .


Engagements, Strategy

5G Spectrum auction support for a European operator

A major European mobile operator tasked Northstream with evaluating the capabilities of the spectrum bands that were to be auctioned off by the national regulator in an upcoming auction and were to be assigned to 5G services. Northstream carried out a detailed analysis on the global standardization, ecosystem development and 5G potential of the spectrum […]
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Published December 3, 2018 in , .


Engagements, Strategy

5G rollout modeling and implications

A supplier of mobile network infrastructure engaged Northstream to perform an analysis of the projected rollout of 5G in leading World economies. The potential 5G rollout pace was modeled based on input data such as operator CAPEX budgets, equipment costs, geography and radio parameters. Having estimated the year-by-year adoption of 5G across seven countries, the […]
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Published November 21, 2018 in , .


In the news, Insights

Telecoms.com – For 5G to succeed European operators need a new deal on regulation and consolidation

Telecoms.com periodically invites third parties to share their views on the industry’s most pressing issues. In this piece Bengt Nordstrom of Northsteam explains how regulation, M&A and consolidation in the European telecoms market have divided opinion over the industry’s future direction. Europe’s large operators have long argued that anti-M&A measures by regulators undermine their future […]
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Published October 23, 2018 in , , , , , , .


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Bloomberg – Europe’s Phone Carriers Slump as Investors See No Relief

Plans like these have kept revenue per user flat at best. There’s little to indicate that the negative revenue trend will reverse, even with the next generation of mobile networks, Bengt Nordstrom, CEO of telecom consultancy Northstream AB, said at a seminar in Stockholm Thursday. Nordstrom said there also appears to be a lack of understanding […]
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Published October 18, 2018 in , , , .


In the news, Insights

Total Telecom – 5G’s false dawn

“The launch of 5G will be a phased introduction. It will begin properly in 2020 and then over the next 7 years or so it will reach more comprehensive population coverage,” said Bengt Nordstrom, CEO of Northstream. “The introduction of 5G will vary from region to region. China and the US are investing more – […]
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Published September 10, 2018 in , , , .


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Computer Business Review – “Fiendishly Complicated” 5G Networks: Exciting, Expensive, Ever Coming?

Operators see three main use cases/routes to monetisation: 1) enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB); 2) ultra-reliable low latency IoT and 3) fixed wireless access (FWA). Yet as a report from independent telecoms consultancy Northstream shared with Computer Business Review put it this week: “The 5G use cases discussed in the industry will likely bring no (or very small) […]
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Published July 5, 2018 in , , .