Tag archive: IoT

Engagements, Strategy

Market expansion strategy for edge AI

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. Northstream’s report, which was aimed at enterprises contemplating implementing IoT solutions, covered key requirements and typical use cases of massive IoT, the different technical strengths and commercial merits of emerging IoT connectivity technologies, […]
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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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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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