Tag archive: internet of things

Insights, Predictions

#3 – The ‘things’ that will make IoT grow are the things in our hands and on our bodies

Summary: IoT is a very promising market with significant growth potential. However, Northstream believes that the sizing forecasts in general are too aggressive and optimistic, but at the same time too conservative when it comes to the total number of devices in the licensed spectrum. This is due to the growing consumer market for wearables, […]
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Published November 28, 2014 in , .


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The IoT takeover

A couple of days ago I had the pleasure to visit Slush, the biggest startup event in the Nordics. When Slush started out in 2008 it attracted a couple of hundred visitors, but it has now grown to be one of the biggest event productions in the history of Finland. 14 000 visitors, 700 investors […]
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Published November 24, 2014 in , .


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A zillion connected devices, or…?

I’m not sure how it all started but from my records I can see that in 2008 IDC projected that there would be about 15 billion connected devices in 2015, in 2009 the GSMA stated that it expected 50 billion connected devices by 2025, and the same year Verizon claimed that 500% wireless penetration is […]
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Published June 12, 2014 in , .


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The Fool On The Hill

Here we go again. Engineered by the Company’s marketing team, brought to the lime light by some “useful idiots” in media and gulped just like that by the unwitting crowds, in long lines doing high fives while waiting. And sad to say, I’m one of them. In my defense I can say I made a […]
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Published September 24, 2012 in , .


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4G alone will not make magic

I just returned from the Barcelona LTE World Summit where some of the world’s largest operators gathered to discuss LTE technology, more commonly known as 4G. There was a lot of talk about future business models and how to turn LTE into a “revenue generator” with “killer applications”. However, practically none of the companies behind […]
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Published May 31, 2012 in , .


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It’s not all in the network

I recently attended a seminar where the research agency Swedish Quality Index (EPSI Rating) presented their customer satisfaction results from the telecom industry. The Quality Index is based on surveys with some 10,000 people rating individual and business consumer expectations and outcomes for Swedish operators, fixed and mobile. Results presented pointed to a major gap […]
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Published November 9, 2011 in , .


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I, CLOUDIUS

To the delight of constantly connected Apple fans Steve Jobs delivered details on Apple’s new iCloud service at the June 6 WWDC conference. iCloud’s overall features were released a week earlier – an unusual PR strategy for Apple who usually let Mr. Jobs deliver the big news on stage – but it nevertheless made a […]
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Published June 8, 2011 in , .


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The rise of the machines

There are grand expectations in the growth of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications where a device such as your electricity meter communicates with your utility company to report usage and other things. Northstream made a prediction end of 2010 that there will be about 10 billion devices connected in mobile networks by 2015, including tablets and the […]
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Published May 24, 2011 in , .


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Ring ring…

Nokia released the new communicator, Nokia E7, last month in few selected Western European markets. Operators in Finland have stated that the sales have been good, especially among the business users (ranking on 13th place in February among the most sold phones of Elisa). I found the patriot in me, and decided to support the […]
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Published March 17, 2011 in , .