White papers

Operational Models: Change is a Must

This Northstream white paper discusses ways that operators can adjust their operational models to adapt to a changing business climate. In an industry of legacy organizations, operators are having a difficult time being agile enough to keep pace with the quickly changing mobile communications landscape. We take a look at the way that a couple of new-entry operators have designed a very efficient business model, and how this can be applied on a larger scale.
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Analytics beyond the hype: CSPs achieve tangible benefits

This Northstream white paper examines the opportunities for communications service providers (CSPs) to improve all areas of their business through the applications of data analytics. With ongoing expansion of data sources, data types and data volumes, CSPs are facing the opportunities and challenges of big data. Big data is a buzz term used loosely to […]
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Published September 4, 2013.


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LTE and the 1800 Mhz opportunity

This Northstream white paper examines the take-up and status of LTE two years after the first commercial launch and analyses the key aspects that will determine its future success. It is widely recognised that mobile data usage growth, whether on smartphones, laptops or tablets, will continue. In such a market situation, there are a number […]
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Published March 23, 2012 in .


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Upgrading the sourcing function to a strategy facilitator

The fast paced change in telecoms requires sourcing to be at the intersection of strategy and execution. In telecoms, Sourcing as a process and organizational role is often highly focused on price of equipment and services. Habitually, success is measured by the obtained price per unit or system. In light of this, the sourcing process […]
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Published March 31, 2011.


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LTE – The bigger picture

Is LTE delivering on its promises? With data speeds of 80 Mbit/s and above, LTE is much awaited by the industry. As the first commercial services are launched in Stockholm and Oslo there are user and operator experiences to assess. Meanwhile, operators ponder how and when LTE fits into their roadmap. Northstream provides an update […]
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Published June 14, 2010.


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Smartphones 2010: Time for Operators to Take an End-to- End View

Smartphones have developed into one of the most lucrative segments of the mobile industry. Shipments have increased dramatically, and so has the number of vendors, OS and applications. Operators can benefit from this development, but also need to understand the risks. Northstream recommends operators addressing the potential of smartphones in an end-to-end approach, embracing four […]
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Published February 12, 2010.


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Your next BMV will come from an app store…

The media frenzy over mobile applications continues. Consumer brands launch applications. Mobile OS providers scramble to position their platforms as attractive for an applications business. Operators try to open application stores. Are applications THE killer-app?? This white paper charts different application store efforts and cautions operators to consider the relative merits of focusing on applications. […]
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Published January 18, 2010.


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User Data Management – A key to digital service profitability

Today, interactivity and communication has become the name of the game, driven by web companies that have improved the relevance and user-friendliness of digital consumer services. User Data Management (UDM) is a key enabler for such innovation and is an umbrella term describing the creation, storage, processing and delivery of digital user data such as […]
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Published December 16, 2009.


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Time to Top-Up the Prepaid User Experience

How an effective top-up strategy can improve operator performance metrics and accelerate mobile payments Facing flattening growth in prepaid revenue, many European operators see the need to cut costs, find new revenue sources and increase subscriber loyalty. This white paper presents the results of a Northstream study on the Western European prepaid market, with a […]
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Published June 21, 2009.