Tag archive: IoT

In the news, Insights

Affärsvärlden – Enorma förväntningar

Utsikterna förbättras inte av att många av världens operatörer går på knäna. När andra generationens mobilsystem lanserades var operatörerna snabbt växande och mycket lönsamma. Så ser det inte längre ut. William Webb är inte ensam om att peka på operatörernas svaga lönsamhet som en förklaring till att 5g kan dröja. Bengt Nordström, vd på managmentkonsultbolaget […]
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Published August 17, 2017 in , , , , , .


Blog, Insights

Battle without retreat: From Over-the-Top to Under-the-Top disruption

Part 1: The challenge Telcos have been facing disruption from Over-the-Top (OTT) players over the past decade as voice and messaging services migrate to the internet (cloud), ultimately resulting in the decline of telcos’ share of the markets and revenues. Despite some good fights, telcos as a whole have not been able to fully materialize […]
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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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In the news, Insights

Reuters – Exclusive – Ericsson scraps push for new clients beyond telecoms

Ericsson has ditched its goal of winning more clients beyond the telecoms industry to refocus on selling networks to mobile phone companies in a move to cut costs and halt a dramatic fall in its share price. Ericsson sees opportunities to sell products to telecom clients which will need to upgrade their networks to address […]
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Published June 27, 2017 in , .


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 platform 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

5G strategy development support for automotive OEM

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 analysed future 5G developments and their […]
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In the news, Insights

Elektroniktidningen – Ögonöppnare för IoT-sugna

Digitalisering är likt IoT ett modeord. Samtidigt gör tekniken skillnad, men för att nå ett lukrativt resultat kan det vara på sin plats att tänka igenom sin affärsmodell ett varv extra innan strategin omsätts i verklig handling. Det menar teknikkonsulten Northstream i en dagsfärsk IoT-guide. – De ursprungliga affärsmässiga anledningarna till att koppla upp produkter […]
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Published April 4, 2017 in , , , , .