Tag archive: internet of things

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Telekomnyheterna – 5G, IoT och smart näthantering hajperna inför MWC i Barcelona

Förväntningarna inför Mobile World Congress som startar i Barcelona på måndag är stora och årets mest trendiga ämnen spås bli 5G och Internet of Things. Det tror i alla fall konsultfirmorna Northstream och Strand Consult, som båda har spekulerat i årets hetaste diskussionsämnen. De trender som de båda pekar på är just 5G, Internet of […]
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Published February 27, 2015 in , .


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When I wish upon a star…

It’s that time of the year again, time for the mobile communication industry’s biggest affair – the Mobile World Congress. It’s the 25th time I make the journey to discuss industry happenings and meet our global clients. The Mobile World Congress has evolved from an “intimate” gathering of some five-six hundred mobile executives to being THE place […]
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Published February 23, 2015 in , .


In the news

Telecoms.com – 12 telecoms industry predictions for 2015

10.   The move to soft SIMs gathers speed Northstream has historically been outspoken about operators’ need to reduce their dependency on legacy processes, systems and technologies. SIM cards are no exception. 2015 will be the year when the business case for operators to abandon SIM cards and move to soft SIM technology becomes impossible to ignore. […]
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Published January 5, 2015 in , .


In the news

Mobile Europe Magazine – 2015: A year of more virtualisation, LTE and IoT experimentation

Nordström expects a fully soft SIM will be announced by the end of 2015. He says: “There’s a pressing need for it in the Internet of Things market. Everything service-wise will require a completely different cost structure than what we see today.” He argues this is potentially good news for networks, given the high costs […]
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Published December 16, 2014 in , .


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 , .