Tag archive: internet of things

Insights, White papers

Smart Buildings: the heart of a Smart City

While the majority of buildings around the world do not have the necessary equipment in place to be considered “smart”, the main actors in the real estate industry (e.g. property owners, facility managers, building tenants, etc.) still have a certain set of needs that require smart solutions for addressing them. These solutions mainly include services that are aimed […]
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Published February 13, 2018 in , , , , , .


In the news, Insights

Telecoms.com – Ten telecoms predictions for 2018

3. 3.5 GHz will be the primary band for 5G Telecoms consultancy Northstream believes the 3.5 GHz band occupies the 5G sweet-spot. The mmWave band, popular for pre-5G FWA deployments, presents challenges with mobility support and providing consistent user experience, while sub-1 GHz spectrum is occupied with previous generations of mobile technologies and is not […]
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In the news, Insights

Mobile World Live – Blog: Is it time to take consumer IoT seriously?

Bengt Nordstrom, CEO of analyst company Northstream, told MWL other operators would be carefully monitoring the success of Vodafone’s model. He added a mixture of improvements in battery life, networks and consumer awareness of new technology meant the time could be right for a serious consumer IoT push from many of the world’s largest operators. “Until now […]
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Published December 18, 2017 in , , , .


Predictions

#4 – IoT drives AI to the edge

Although cloud-based AI has been taking the centre stage of media attention, there is another type of simpler and distributed AI emerging – edge AI, driven by the demand from various IoT applications. Running simpler AI on the device itself brings many advantages such as reducing data consumption and providing low latency for real-time decision […]
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Published December 8, 2017 in , , .


Engagements, Strategy

Enterprise guide to connectivity technologies for IoT

Northstream was engaged by an international IoT connectivity supplier to author a report to help enterprises select the most suitable connectivity technology for the Internet of Things. Northstream’s report offered a comprehensive review of traditional cellular 2G/3G/4G/, Low Power Wide Area, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and more to guide companies towards the optimal choice for each use […]
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Published November 23, 2017 in , , , .


Engagements, Strategy

Enterprise guide to IoT business model transformation

Northstream was engaged by an international IoT connectivity service supplier to create a guide for enterprises to transform their business models through IoT. Northstream’s report outlined the opportunities that lie in redefining the business models by moving from a traditional product to a connected ‘product-as-a-service’, and addressed the challenges that accompany such a transformation. The […]
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Published November 23, 2017 in , , , .


Engagements, Sourcing

Connectivity services business development support

A leading international IoT connectivity service supplier enlisted Northstream’s help to assist in coordinating business development activities related to a number of key accounts. Northstream’s scope of work related to the renewal of existing supply agreements as well as potential supply of new services. Northstream was responsible for setting up the client’s internal organisation to […]
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Published November 10, 2017 in , , , , , .


Engagements, Strategy

Market expansion strategy for edge AI

Northstream’s client is an AI firm focused on developing in-device AI capabilities for a range of applications, leveraging AI on the edge to limit dependency on connectivity. The client engaged Northstream to assist them in developing a market expansion strategy, and to recommend solutions for a scalability challenge which was limiting production capabilities. Northstream analysed […]
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Published November 10, 2017 in , , , , , , .


Engagements, Strategy

Study on connectivity technologies for massive IoT

Northstream was engaged by a provider of mesh network connectivity to author a report on connectivity technologies to address massive IoT applications. Northstream’s report, which was aimed at enterprises contemplating implementing IoT solutions, covered key requirements and typical use cases of massive IoT, the different technical strengths and commercial merits of emerging IoT connectivity technologies, […]
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Blog, Insights

The convergence of AI and IoT, are we there yet?

Nja, or yes and no. AI is converging with IoT, at least in the context of big data. Machine learning is applied to the massive amount of data collected by IoT devices to identify patterns and detect anomalies. It could be argued that many IoT applications will be worthless without AI to derive value from […]
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Published October 11, 2017 in , , , , , .