Tag archive: IoT

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.connec 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 startup

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. Aimed at enterprises contemplating implementing IoT solutions,  Northstream’s report covered the key requirements and typical use cases of massive IoT, the different technical strengths and business focuses of emerging IoT connectivity technologies, the unique characteristics of flat […]
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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 , , , , , .


Insights, White papers

From product to connected product-as-a-service

A guide to transforming the business model through IoT IoT is high on the agenda for many enterprises. The initial business case for connecting products is usually focused on realizing cost savings and most companies that have deployed IoT are still at this initial stage. However, there is a large opportunity that lies in redefining […]
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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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In the news, Insights

Computer Sweden – Operatörerna jagar nya intäkter när gamla affären tryter

– Den övergripande trenden är att man går från en tal- och meddelandecentrisk marknad till en datacentrisk marknad. Under de senaste åtta åren har det varit fallande i Europa, med minskade intäkter för operatörerna. Nu börjar det finnas tecken på att det stabiliserats. Det kanske inte ökar, men ligger i alla fall ganska platt intäktsmässigt, […]
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Published April 28, 2017 in , .


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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