Tag archive: 5G


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 , , , , .

In the news, Insights

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 , , , , , .

In the news, Insights

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 , , , , , , .

Insights, White papers

Finding MIMO – On the way to 5G

This Northstream white paper discusses MIMO (multiple-input multiple-output) and its role in the upcoming 4G evolution and 5G development. Although MIMO deployment so far has been mostly limited to basic 2×2 configuration, it will become the key technical solution for operators to improve their capacity in the 4G evolution. More importantly, Massive MIMO with active […]
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Published November 2, 2016 in , , , .

In the news, Insights

Telecoms.com – Charting the route to 5G success

In this article Bengt Nordstrom, CEO of telecoms consultancy Northstream, assesses some of the key things telcos need to be aware of if they want to make the most of the 5G era. 5G promises exponentially faster speeds, higher capacity, lower latency and more throughput than today’s networks. It will use existing LTE standards and technology […]
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Published October 6, 2016 in , , , , , .