Tag archive: IoT

Engagements, Strategy

Key considerations for operators investing in IoT

Over the past years, operators have seen IoT as a growth opportunity, which has led them to increase focus on IoT strategy and make investments in developing and acquiring necessary capabilities. After a few years of targeted efforts, many operators are evaluating the results achieved in IoT revenue and connections growth and looking to understand […]
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Published August 13, 2018 in , .


In the news, Insights

Light Reading – Telco IoT in 2018: Firework or Flop?

Despite the bullish sentiment that has long surrounded it, IoT continues to underwhelm, as far as most operators are concerned. Data gathered by Northstream, a Swedish consultancy, and shared with Light Reading in late 2017 showed that IoT revenues as a percentage of total sales were just 1.59% for Vodafone Group plc (NYSE: VOD), 1.18% for Verizon Communications […]
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Published April 18, 2018 in , , .


Engagements, Strategy

5G Analysis: drivers and impact of 5G in 2018-2022

As the telecom community prepares for the introduction of 5G, there is a lot of discussion about what are the needs/drivers for 5G and the opportunities this next generation of mobile technology will create. The client, an investment management firm with shareholdings in the TMT industry, engaged Northstream to provide an independent view and analysis […]
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Published April 4, 2018 in , , .


In the news, Insights

Capacity Magazine – Smart Routes to Smart City Business: Why Carriers Must Court Partners

Bengt Nordström, CEO of strategic consultancy Northstream, believes carriers need to carve out their markets quickly if they don’t want to be pigeonholed or left behind. For Nordström, pragmatic areas to focus on include network adaption, particularly encompassing indoor coverage and developing platforms that enable services. They should look to others who are leading the […]
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Blog, Insights

The show must go on

Once again, the big one in the mobile communication industry, the Mobile World Congress, is approaching and this time, the nowadays behemoth-sized event is yet again bigger than ever before. As industry professionals across the world are finalizing their preparations for the event, more than 100.000 visitors will soon land in Barcelona and enter the […]
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Published February 21, 2018 in , , , , , , , , , , , , , .


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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