Tag archive: m&a

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Telecoms.com – For 5G to succeed European operators need a new deal on regulation and consolidation

Telecoms.com periodically invites third parties to share their views on the industry’s most pressing issues. In this piece Bengt Nordstrom of Northsteam explains how regulation, M&A and consolidation in the European telecoms market have divided opinion over the industry’s future direction. Europe’s large operators have long argued that anti-M&A measures by regulators undermine their future […]
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Published October 23, 2018 in , , , , , , .


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S&P Global – Push for scale, convergence and PE interest drives Nordics telecoms M&A

For Bengt Nordström, CEO of mobile industry consultancy Northstream, the market’s maturity combined with slower revenue growth adds a strain on operators, who are in need of network investment to meet the skyrocketing demand for data. “When you have this much pressure on networks but revenues are not growing, that is pushing the market in […]
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Published September 7, 2018 in , , , .


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Total Telecom – 2 M&A in 2018 – T-Mobile and Sprint merger is just the beginning

“The European market is long overdue for consolidation. As Europe continues to take its cues from the US, this might lead regulators to recognise the opportunity these mergers present to the market and approve consolidation in the EU,” said Bengt Nordstrom, CEO of Northstream. Whether or not the European Commission relaxes its rules on consolidation, […]
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Published May 3, 2018 in , , , , , .


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S&P Global – European telecoms industry weighs value of betting big on content

More recently, Sweden’s second-largest mobile operator, Tele2 AB, acquired Swedish cable TV company Com Hem Holding for $3.2 billion. In a saturated and mature industry with limited growth opportunities, content acts as a potential new source of revenue for companies in fixed broadband and in mobile broadband, according to Bengt Nordström, CEO of telecom consultancy Northstream. “It is not in […]
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Published March 9, 2018 in , , , , , .


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Total Telecom – What is the best way for telcos to grow in 2018?

As the year begins with a burst of proposed M&A activity within the global telecoms space, Chris Kelly spoke with Bengt Nordstrom, CEO at Northstream, to find out what 2018 has in store for the telecommunications sector 2018 could see a flurry of M&A activity in the global telecoms market, particularly amongst the smaller sized […]
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Published February 7, 2018 in , , .


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In-market consolidation – more critical than crossing borders

Some argue that European operators need bigger scale, achieved through cross-border consolidation, in order to become global players and increase their ability to invest and expand. Consolidation through M&As seems inevitable in Europe, but before greeting potential cross-border consolidation, it appears that in-country consolidation is the next (and more viable) step, much to the objection of telecom regulators or competition authorities.
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Published February 18, 2014 in , , , , .