Tag archive: OTT

In the news, Insights

European Communications – Opinion: Under-The-Top disruption has arrived, but it doesn’t have to be a threat to telcos

By Bengt Nordstrom, Co-Founder and CEO of independent telecoms business consultancy Northstream Over the past decade, telcos have faced tough competition and disruption from OTT players who’ve launched cloud-based voice and messaging services to rival the telcos’ own. While these services have eroded telcos’ traditional voice and messaging revenues, they’ve also bolstered the telcos’ primary […]
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Published November 23, 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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Engagements, Strategy

Strategy Analysis: Fixed-Mobile Convergence

With the trend of consolidation and fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) across Europe, many Communication Service Providers (CSPs) are examining the relevance of this trend to their business. The client commissioned Northstream to formulate a strategic framework considering various FMC scenarios and drivers. Northstream’s methodology set out to firstly define a set of potential strategic options to […]
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Engagements, Strategy

Operator & OTT Collaboration: The dynamics and potential of future collaborations.

Northstream carried out an independent study, commissioned by a software and IT services provider, which was aimed at analysing the potential upsides of operator/OTT collaborations as enabled by open platforms. The study first examined the contrast between the traditional collaboration models versus forward-looking models that are based on open platforms, then defined specific use cases […]
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Published October 17, 2014 in , , , , .