Insights by Northstream

#4 – 2020 will be the year when AI is brought into the operator’s value chain

Artificial Intelligence is a hot topic throughout most industry verticals. The banking and telco industries resemble each other with their complex legacy systems, consumer pressure and commodity shaped services – yet the banking industry is ahead of telecom in the AI adoption journey. We expect operators to get inspired by banking, to work around the […]
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#5 – Indoor 5G rollout will ramp up in Europe, unlocking innovative 5G use cases

As the 5G wave is picking up pace around the world, the indoor 5G deployment will be a critical part for providing homogenous 5G user experience, due to the outdoor 5G signal’s poor propagation as well as the network requirement of latency-critical 5G applications such as VR and AR. WiFi will no longer be able […]
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5G Outlook in Europe

Is Europe overall ready for 5G? One argument made by European regulators and MNOs is that it makes more sense to wait and learn from their Asian and American peers before ramping up 5G deployments themselves. They would then be able to catch up once the time is right, buoyed up by the good amount […]
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Smart Buildings: the way forward for landlords

Ever more people are seeking housing and employment within urban areas while our expectations for living and working space are rapidly evolving. Smart Buildings have emerged as a window of opportunity for real estate players to address new tenant needs while meeting environmental standards and lowering building maintenance cost. However, few existing or newly constructed […]
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ComputerSweden – Nu stärker Accenture sina 5G-muskler – köper Northstream

Konsultjätten Accenture köper telekomanalysföretaget Northstream. Syftet är att möta efterfrågan inom tjänster kopplade till 5G och internet of things. – Vi är oerhört glada över att kunna förena våra olika kompetenser och på så sätt stärka vår förmåga att hjälpa våra kunder att skapa nya värden och nå framgång på en starkt konkurrensutsatt marknad, säger […]
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Realtid – Accenture köper Northstream

Accenture köper telekomkonsulten Northstream, med en årsomsättning på cirka 45 miljoner kronor, för att bredda sin kompetens inom kommunikations- och nätverkstjänster. Northstreams vd och medgrundare Bengt Nordström säger att bolaget under lång tid haft en plan om att någon gång vilja passa in i “ett större sammanhang”. Read full article
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SmartCitiesWorld – Telecom operators and smart cities: What’s the best strategy?

Bengt Nordstrom looks at what telcos can offer cities, and what they require in return for mutual benefit. Read full article
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Total telecom – What does Vodafone’s Liberty Global acquisition mean for Europe’s telecoms market?

‘Game-changer’ is perhaps too strong of a term since Vodafone for at least the last ten years has been on a journey from being a pure mobile operator to becoming a convergent telecoms provider. At the same time, the approval of the acquisition puts Vodafone in the lead of convergent telcos in Europe. The overall […]
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Reuters – Exclusive: In push to replace Huawei, rural U.S. carriers are talking with Nokia and Ericsson

“It’s important to be in the U.S. and these operators may be bought by bigger operators later on and then they have positioned themselves,” said Bengt Nordstrom, head of Stockholm-headquartered consultancy firm Northstream which advises telecom operators and vendors. Read full article
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Göteborgs-Posten – Hemlighetsfull telejätte öppnar nytt i Göteborg

Enligt Bengt Nordström, telekom- expert och vd för telekomkon- sultbolaget Northstream, har Hu- aweis Sverigechef en poäng med att USA:s bevis mot Huawei hittills varit tunna. – Från amerikansk sida har man inte presenterat några starka bevis i det som har släppts offentligt. Read full article
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