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Mobile World Live – Blog: Is it time to take consumer IoT seriously?

Bengt Nordstrom, CEO of analyst company Northstream, told MWL other operators would be carefully monitoring the success of Vodafone’s model. He added a mixture of improvements in battery life, networks and consumer awareness of new technology meant the time could be right for a serious consumer IoT push from many of the world’s largest operators. “Until now […]
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Published December 18, 2017 in , , , .


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Light Reading – Vodafone CTO: 5G Is Overhyped & It’s Mainly About Cost

“There is little to support the idea that enhancing networks with 5G will increase revenues,” says Bengt Nordström, the managing director of the Northstream consulting group, pointing out that telco revenues in western Europe have been declining since 2008 despite the rollout of higher-speed technologies. “For me 5G is about efficiency,” adds Nordström. “It is a tool […]
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Published November 23, 2017 in , , , , .


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Bloomberg – Telcos Move to Sharing Economy as Fiber Dream Grips Europe

Preliminary talks reported this week between Vodafone and BT Group Plc in the U.K., where full-fiber coverage sits at 2 percent, may widen a trend that’s also taken hold in Spain and Portugal, where fiber is directly available to more than 70 percent of buildings. “The cost of fiber is a problem,” said Bengt Nordstrom, a telecom […]
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Published September 12, 2017 in , , , , .


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Bloomberg – Future Holds Lean Times, Maybe IT Mergers for Nokia, Ericsson

Nokia Oyj and Ericsson AB need to get used to lean times as their phone carrier customers hold back on network investments while next-generation 5G wireless technology offers scant hope of a material spending boost, according to industry consultant Bengt Nordstrom. “Operator revenue trends are flat or negative, while many forecasters are still too optimistic,” Nordstrom, […]
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Published November 16, 2016 in , , , , , , .