Tag archive: spectrum

Predictions

#2 – Put mmWave and low band on hold – 3.5 GHz will be the primary band for 5G

Both the mmWave and sub-1 GHz spectrum bands, which are viewed as candidates for 5G deployment, have certain challenges and limitations. The mmWave band, popular for pre-5G FWA deployments, presents challenges with mobility support and providing consistent user experience. Sub-1 GHz spectrum is occupied with previous generations of mobile technologies and is not suitable to […]
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Published December 8, 2017 in , .


Engagements, Strategy

Network Capacity Validation for a Network Sharing Initiative

A leading northern European Mobile Network Operator (MNO) was in the process of establishing a Network Sharing agreement with another MNO and wanted to validate the impact of the partnership on their own network capacity. The operator consulted with Northstream to develop a network capacity model to determine this capacity impact and to identify the capacity […]
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Published June 7, 2017 in , , .


Engagements, Strategy

Regulator Communication Support for Spectrum and Capacity Constraints

A northern European mobile operators engaged Northstream to draft a report to the Telecom Regulator highlighting the need to additional spectrum to meet the growing market demands and to stay in a competitive position. Northstream based on its experience and expertise in the telecom space, developed a report by analysing existing spectrum assets owned by the […]
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Published June 7, 2017 in , , .


Engagements, Strategy

Support for spectrum valuation

A mobile operator requested Northstream to support the spectrum valuation in preparation for an upcoming auction. Northstream expert developed a spectrum valuation model to estimate the impact of spectrum on the network cost (OPEX/CAPEX) covering various permutations of different scenarios such as future spectrum acquisition/license renewals in the coming decades, possible network sharing arrangements and […]
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Published June 21, 2016 in , , , .


Strategy

Technical survey of license regulations for mobile operators.

Northstream was asked to perform a survey by a Middle Eastern operator who faced increased levels of service requirements by the regulator in their 2G and 3G networks. In preparations for a hearing with the regulators, the mobile operator required a comprehensive understanding of international practices for spectrum license holders. Northstream supported the mobile operator […]
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Published October 15, 2014 in , , , .


Engagements, Strategy

Technical due diligence on a European mobile operator

As part of their strategy reassessment, the client invited Northstream to carry out a technical due diligence that would serve to validate the technical aspects of their business plan (BP). The objectives of the assignment were to appraise the client’s capability to deliver the goals set out in the BP by reviewing the client’s network […]
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