Tag archive: strategy

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, Sourcing, Strategy

Vendor 5G readiness evaluation

Northstream assisted a European mobile operator to assess vendors’ readiness in their 5G offering, as part of the radio network RFQ evaluation. Based on direct input from all involved vendors, Northstream individually and comparatively assessed the respective vendors’: current product offerings in terms of upgradability and reusability in the evolution to future 5G network; clarity […]
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Published September 28, 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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Engagements, Strategy

5G strategy development support for automotive OEM

A leading automotive manufacturer engaged Northstream to assist them in the development of their 5G strategy for connected cars, by providing an overview of 5G technology and future developments, as well as technological and commercial implications for their specific industry vertical. Based on Northstream’s expertise and client input, Northstream analysed future 5G developments and their […]
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Engagements, Strategy

Second opinion on strategy and support in value proposition formulation for an IoT platform vendor

Northstream’s client is a global actor within IoT. The client requested Northstream’s advice in providing a second opinion on their growth strategy as well as support in better formulating their value proposition in order to strengthen the client’s position against competitors and better communicate the benefits of the client’s solution. Northstream started by first gaining […]
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Published March 16, 2016 in , , , .


Engagements, Strategy

Analysis of Omnichannel and Single Customer View for telecom operators

Northstream performed an independent study, commissioned by a CRM platform vendor to evaluate the potential business benefits of Omnichannel and Single Customer View (SCV). The study included a cross-industry perspective, where Northstream conducted extensive interviews and complimentary research in the retail and finance industry. The research and lessons learned from the vertical industries served as […]
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Engagements, Strategy

Northstream analyzes the impact and benefits of SDN and NFV

As Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) are moving from hype to reality, there is a need to understand and quantify the benefits that operators can expect to achieve. Northstream was engaged by an industry player to assess the impact of SDN and NFV in a number of use cases – data center, […]
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Published February 4, 2015 in , , , , .


Strategy

Northstream assists a data analytics vendor with pricing support for a new solution.

A data analytics vendor was launching a new prediction application in their analytics portfolio, which is targeted to operator customers and aimed at improving network maintenance. The client needed help to set the correct pricing level for the solution. Northstream analyzed the vendor’s product material and proof of concept results and through the engagement provided […]
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Published October 17, 2014 in , , , .


Strategy

Northstream analyzes Enterprise PBX market.

A European operator needed to improve its understanding of certain aspects of the local enterprise PBX market as part of the strategy work for optimizing the operator’s PBX portfolio. The focus of Northstream’s engagement was to explore both the supply and demand side for PBX solutions as well as key trends impacting the market in […]
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Published October 17, 2014 in , , , .


Strategy

Northstream provides second opinion on an operator’s TV strategy

Northstream was engaged by a European group operator to provide second opinion on their TV strategy. The operator was facing the external challenges of value chain fragmentation in the TV industry, rising content costs and increasing competition from OTT players such as Netflix, as well as the internal challenges of time to market, legacy systems and […]
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Published September 24, 2014 in , , .