Tag archive: internet of things

Insights, White papers

Massive IoT: different technologies for different needs

As more industrial verticals join the journey of business transformation through IoT, the number and density of connected devices are growing exponentially, leading us into the era of massive IoT. Among the connectivity technologies, from the widely discussed ones like NB-IoT and LoRa to the less well-known mesh solutions, it is not always obvious which […]
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Engagements, Strategy

International expansion support and go-to-market strategy for connected car platform

Northstream’s client is an IoT company focused on creating an ecosystem platform for connected car services. Following the successful launch of their ecosystem in partnership with a European mobile operator, the client approached Northstream to help them drive their international expansion, by identifying suitable mobile operator distribution partners in other countries. The client was also […]
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In the news, Insights

European Communications Magazine – IoT business models continue to challenge industry thinking

Bengt Nordström, CEO at consultancy Northstream, chimes with Mackenzie on revenue share from connectivity – setting it at 10-15 percent of the total – but suggests the opportunity for operators, in general, may have been over-stated, or misread. Even the largest and most advanced can look forward to taking only five percent of their revenues, […]
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Engagements, Strategy

Northstream support automotive company in 5G strategy development

A leading automotive manufacturer engaged Northstream to assist them in the development of their 5G strategy for connected cars, by providing an overview of 5G technology and future developments, as well as technological and commercial implications for their specific industry vertical. Based on Northstream’s expertise and client input, Northstream assembled material that analyzed future 5G […]
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In the news, Insights

Telecoms Tech – Opinion: IoT as a share of operator revenues will increase three-fold, at least for some

In essence, the Internet of Things (IoT) is an extension of the digitalisation trend that has been going on for years. In addition to regular digitalization procedures, such as automating processes or creating web-enabled platforms for services, companies are also equipping their machines, products, and factories with sensors and connectivity modules. We’ve seen similar trends […]
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Published February 17, 2017 in , , , .


Insights, White papers

Connectivity Technologies for IoT

Selecting the most suitable connectivity technology is one of the critical decisions that a company needs to make in its Internet of Things launch strategy. But making the choice is challenging with a wide range of technologies available for IoT, such as traditional cellular 2G/3G/4G, Low Power Wide Area, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and more. To guide companies towards […]
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Published January 31, 2017 in , , .


In the news, Insights

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 , , , .


Insights, Predictions

#5 – IoT makes waves, operator divergence emerges

Globally, operators’ IoT revenues as a share of total revenue have been increasing steadily over the last few years. Some operators are now generating up to 1% of their revenue from IoT services and Northstream expects that though most will remain under or around 1% in 2017, a selection of leading operators will succeed in reaching […]
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Published December 2, 2016 in , , , .


Engagements, Strategy

Second opinion on strategy and support in value proposition formulation for an IoT platform vendor

Northstream’s client is a global actor within IoT. The client requested Northstream’s advice in providing a second opinion on their growth strategy as well as support in better formulating their value proposition in order to strengthen the client’s position against competitors and better communicate the benefits of the client’s solution. Northstream started by first gaining […]
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Published March 16, 2016 in , , , .


Engagements, Strategy

Evaluating growth opportunities for a niched mobile operator

Northstream’s client is a young and niched European mobile operator that addresses enterprise customers with special requirements (e.g. need for coverage in low populated areas). As part of the client’s strategic planning process, Northstream was asked to assist in mapping and evaluating domestic and international growth opportunities as well as how to build long-term value […]
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Published March 8, 2016 in , , .