Tag archive: IoT

Blog, Insights

From 3GSM to IoTernity

There is always something to celebrate at Mobile World Congress. This is the 12th time it’s being hosted by Barcelona, and the Mobile World Capital is thus leaving Cannes on the French Riviera safely behind in the record books. Though some of us have very fond memories of Cannes, perhaps because the industry was smaller […]
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In the news, Insights

Telecoms Tech – Opinion: IoT as a share of operator revenues will increase three-fold, at least for some

In essence, the Internet of Things (IoT) is an extension of the digitalisation trend that has been going on for years. In addition to regular digitalization procedures, such as automating processes or creating web-enabled platforms for services, companies are also equipping their machines, products, and factories with sensors and connectivity modules. We’ve seen similar trends […]
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Published February 17, 2017 in , , , .


Insights, White papers

Connectivity Technologies for IoT

Selecting the most suitable connectivity technology is one of the critical decisions that a company needs to make in its Internet of Things launch strategy. But making the choice is challenging with a wide range of technologies available for IoT, such as traditional cellular 2G/3G/4G, Low Power Wide Area, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and more. To guide companies towards […]
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Published January 31, 2017 in , , .


In the news, Insights

Light Reading – DT, EE, Orange, Vodafone Open Up on 5G

By contrast, IoT presents a “greenfield” market for most operators and one in which 5G could evidently play a key role. In that respect, it seems far likelier to fuel sales growth. The question is: How much? Swedish consulting company Northstream predicts that most operators will in future generate no more than 1% of their […]
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Published January 31, 2017 in , , , .


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Light Reading – 5G: Another Next-Generation Disappointment?

Experience also suggests that higher speeds will not spur any kind of sales growth. “We have been increasing the data bucket since the launch of 4G and yet the revenue trend is negative and has been declining since 2008,” says Bengt Nordström, the CEO of the Northstream market research and consulting business. “Launching 5G doesn’t […]
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Published January 11, 2017 in , , , , .


In the news, Insights

European Communications – The IoT will contribute max 5% to operator revenues, say market watchers

Bengt Nordstrom, CEO at Northstream, told the European Communications/Mobile Europe IoT Conference 2016 in London last week that the best telecoms practitioners were making, perhaps, one percent of their total revenue from IoT services currently, and that such gains have comes after years of careful strategy and execution in the space. “The telco industry acts […]
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Published December 8, 2016 in , , , .


Insights, Predictions

#1 – 5G still 6+ years away, but 4G gears up

Commercial deployments of fully standardized, standalone mobile 5G technology are not expected to happen before 2019-20. Although Verizon is set to begin piloting 5G in the form of fixed wireless access (FWA) towards the end of 2017, we expect mass 5G deployments to still be at least 6 years away. Until then, Northstream predicts that […]
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Published December 2, 2016 in , , , , , .


Insights, Predictions

#2 – Speech Recognition goes mainstream, but Europe is left in the dark

In 2017, Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) will approach maturity and go from hype to everyday life, from a niche market technology to mainstream adoption. It will have broad applications and a huge impact on both smartphone and IOT devices. However, in stark contrast to historical trends, Europe will trail behind the US and China in […]
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Published December 2, 2016 in , , , , .


Insights, Predictions

#5 – IoT makes waves, operator divergence emerges

Globally, operators’ IoT revenues as a share of total revenue have been increasing steadily over the last few years. Some operators are now generating up to 1% of their revenue from IoT services and Northstream expects that though most will remain under or around 1% in 2017, a selection of leading operators will succeed in reaching […]
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Published December 2, 2016 in , , , .


In the news, Insights

Elektronik Tidningen – Telenors guide till IoT

Det finns en uppsjö med val för den som vill koppla upp en produkt eller tjänst till molnet. För att förbättra sikten i IoT-djungeln har Telenor Connexion bett konsultbolaget Northstream att ta fram en vägledning som går igenom för- och nackdelar med olika lösningar. – Ingen enskild teknik eller lösning är idealisk för alla IoT-lösningar […]
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Published October 19, 2016 in , , .