Tag archive: spectrum auction

In the news, Insights

Total Telecom – 4 5G Fanfare – Will overpaying for spectrum come back to haunt the UK’s big 4?

“The 3.4GHz spectrum band is hugely important for 5G, as it lets operators add extra capacity to their existing networks without having to add many new base station sites. This explains why the operators’ bids for this band were so much higher than expected,” he said.  Despite the necessity of investing in spectrum, Nordstrom fears […]
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Published April 18, 2018 in , , , , .


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Light Reading – UK’s £1.4B ‘5G’ Auction Looks Bad for Industry

The 3.4GHz spectrum band is hugely important for 5G, as it lets operators add extra capacity to their existing networks without having to add many new basestation sites,” said Bengt Nordström, the CEO of the Northstream consulting business, in emailed comments. “This explains why the operators’ bids for this band were so much higher than expected.”… In […]
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Published April 18, 2018 in , , , , , .


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The Telegraph – O2 splashes £500m in 5G spectrum auction to remove obstacle to blockbuster float

Bengt Nordstrom of consultancy Nordstream said: “The 3.4GHz spectrum band is hugely important for 5G, as it lets operators add extra capacity to their existing networks without having to add many new base station sites. This explains why the operators’ bids for this band were so much higher than expected. “That operators paid higher than […]
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Published April 6, 2018 in , , , .


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Telecoms.com – UK 5G auction: O2 and the state win, Three and consumers lose

“That operators paid higher than expected prices is good for HM Treasury but not so good for consumers, as it leaves the operators with less money to invest in their 5G networks and services. In today’s market, operators are capex constrained,” said Bengt Nordstrom of telecoms consultancy Northstream. “It would have made more sense for […]
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Published April 6, 2018 in , , , .


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Light Reading – Huawei Dwarfs Ericsson, Nokia on R&D Spend in 2017

Telcos including Vodafone Group plc and NTT DoCoMo Inc. have also said they do not expect capital expenditure to rise as a percentage of sales with the rollout of 5G networks. Unless sales increase dramatically, bucking the trend of the last few years, the implication is that most operators will take around seven years to build out nationwide […]
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Published April 6, 2018 in , , , .


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Capacity Magazine – UK’s 5G spectrum auction raises £1.4bn

According to Bengt Nordstrom, the CEO of telecoms consultancy Northstream, the fact that operators paid “higher than expected” amounts for the spectrum could have a negative impact on consumer experience as it may impact further investments in 5G infrastructure. He said: “The results of the auction confirm our view that the mobile industry has passed […]
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Published April 6, 2018 in , , , , .


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Mobile Europe – O2 deemed winner, Three loser of UK spectrum auction

The auction surprised some onlookers by concluding sooner and raising more money that was originally expected, at £1.4 billion. Bengt Nordstrom, CEO at Northstream, said: “The 3.4GHz spectrum band is hugely important for 5G, as it lets operators add extra capacity to their existing networks without having to add many new base station sites. This explains […]
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Published April 6, 2018 in , , , .


Engagements, Strategy

Spectrum auction litigation and regulator communication support

A leading mobile network operator in a high-growth market enlisted Northstream’s support in a spectrum auction litigation about timing and spectrum slicing. Northstream was responsible to develop a technical spectrum- and capacity model to support the client’s argument that proceeding with the auction as planned would be in the best interest of all stakeholders. Northstream’s […]
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Published February 19, 2018 in , , , , .


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Market Intelligence – UK spectrum auction’s legal challenges pressure country’s 5G migration

A monthslong delay to the U.K.’s planned spectrum auction due to legal disputes over the auction’s rules will further slow 5G rollouts in the country, telecommunications experts said. “When you allow a merger between BT and EE, you are creating a company that collectively has £24 billion in revenue,” said Bengt Nordström, CEO of telecoms consultancy Northstream. […]
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Published September 12, 2017 in , , , , , , .