Tag archive: Ericsson

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Light Reading – Huawei Muscle Puts Ericsson, Nokia on 5G Back Foot in Europe – Sources

Headcount reductions would probably not hinder Ericsson and Nokia when it comes to network rollout because vendors have typically relied on contractors for that work, said Bengt Nordström, the managing director of the Northstream consulting business. But he agrees that any disadvantage Ericsson and Nokia have in Europe is mainly about resources. “If you think […]
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Published March 5, 2019 in , , .


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South China Morning Post – How Huawei went from small-time trader in Shenzhen to world’s biggest telecoms equipment supplier

“Huawei was like a start-up company, it did not have the burden of having a legacy business, and it grew in strength by recruiting many good engineers. They were inspired by how Ericsson and Nokia functioned,” said Bengt Nordstrom, chief executive of Stockholm-based consulting firm Northstream and a former Ericsson executive. “I think it’s fair […]
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Published March 5, 2019 in , , .


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Bloomberg – Samsung’s 5G Network Grab Gets Boost With Huawei, ZTE Under Fire

Bengt Nordstrom, head of telecom consultancy Northstream, believes Samsung will struggle to gain the global position needed to support the hefty costs to research and develop the tech that drives 5G networks — despite its technological prowess and financial firepower. Nordstrom argues that Samsung is chasing a mature market with little growth, where global scale […]
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Published December 20, 2018 in , , , , , , , .


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The Economist – Ericsson and Nokia are now direct rivals. How do they compare?

A better approach would be to remember what made the European mobile industry strong in the first place, says Bengt Nordstrom of Northstream, a telecoms consultancy. When 2G (or GSM, as it was called back then) was introduced in the late 1980s, many European countries and operators signed up to a memorandum of understanding, agreeing […]
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Published March 9, 2018 in , , .


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


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Dagens Industri – Ericssons konkurrent skruvar åt pengakranen

”5G kommer inte att skapa tillväxt på telekommarknaden. Operatörernas investeringar kommer att ligga kvar på ungefär samma nivå som i dag. Därför är Huaweis besked nog en anpassning till rådande marknadsläge med hård kostnadskontroll”, säger Bengt Nordström, grundare av konsultföretaget Northstream. Teleoperatörerna är de som driver 5G-nätet och senare säljer tjänsterna till slutkunderna. Deras investeringsvilja […]
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Published January 2, 2018 in , , , , .


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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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SvD – Mikael Törnwall: Risken för nyemission i Ericsson rycker närmare

Både 3G och 4G innebar smärre revolutioner när telekomoperatörerna kunde erbjuda helt nya tjänster för sina kunder. 5G är ett mycket mer blygsamt steg, som enligt konsultföretaget Gartner inte motiverar någon premie alls. Det svenska konsultföretaget Northstream förutspådde i slutet av förra året att 5G kommer att nå stora volymer först 2021. Och inte ens då […]
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Published August 16, 2017 in , , , , .