White papers

Taking the temperature on green telecom

Environmentally related messages are nowadays frequent in equipment vendors’ marketing messages. Increasingly, one also meets industry representatives with titles such as “Director Environmental Affaires” and “Head of Climate Change”. Additionally, the latest Mobile World Congress in Barcelona reflected this increasing environmental focus where sustainability was one of the keywords. But how much long-term substance can […]
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Published June 16, 2009.


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LTE – When the time’s right

The next evolution step of mobile broadband technology has already appeared on the horizon: Long Term Evolution, or LTE. The technology is expected to deliver a better service experience to end users and lower cost to operators. Many industry experts believe that a number of commercial LTE launches will take place as early as 2010 […]
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Published April 22, 2009.


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Network sharing – From paper product to bottom line impact

On the outset, the benefit seems obvious; Network sharing saves cost = increased profitability But is it always straightforward or are there pitfalls to consider? The most talked about potential downside is of course how to ensure a collaborative spirit between competitors. Another obvious one is the technical integration with the respective non-shared portions of […]
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Published February 11, 2009.


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Software platforms for mobile devices

The market for mobile software platforms experienced major changes in 2008, driven by the iPhone 3G launch, Symbian’s transformation and the market entry of Android. A growing number of operating systems are battling for market share and attention from the endorsement ecosystem and end users. This happens in a growing market – but industry players […]
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Published February 11, 2009.


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Delivering profitable mobile broadband

In many developed markets, mobile broadband experienced continued strong growth in 2008 and competes with SMS for the best selling service after voice. However, traffic and resulting costs are becoming so high that operators need to take action in order to manage profitability. The rules known from the mobile voice business no longer work: Broadband […]
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Published February 11, 2009.


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UMA catalyses convergence revenue battle for mobile operators

Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) has been a conference and presentation fixture in various forms for many years, but little has so far materialized. Now, the convergence winds of change are fast approaching storm force, whipped up not least by the strong advances of Voice over IP on the one hand and the fixed-mobile substitution trend […]
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Published October 6, 2005.


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Weighing in: VoIP over WLAN for Europe

VoIP over WLAN has received considerable press coverage lately. In this white paper Northstream concluded that VoIP in general constitutes an evolution of the way operators implement the services, rather than a revolution of user behavior. The document examines VoIP over WLAN in further detail to determine which use cases are expected to generate revenue […]
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Published August 31, 2005.


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Mobile viruses a threat, but epidemics can be stopped at the gate

Mobile viruses infecting phones through Bluetooth and MMS create a growing need for the wireless industry to act. While such viruses are still rare and so far only affect smartphones, the damage they could do to users, but also to service providers and handset vendors cannot be ignored. Mobile users could be harmed by loss […]
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Published March 23, 2005.


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What is required for a successful people tracking service?

This is an extended version of the white paper “The Next step for Location Based Services”. In this white paper we discuss the potential of a dedicated people tracking service, and take a look of a few services available on the market today. There are a number of tracking services available, but so far none […]
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Published March 14, 2005.


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3G stands firm in battle with alternative access technologies

Lately, alternative access technologies like WiMAX, Flarion’s FLASH-OFDM, and IPWireless’s TDD-WCDMA have frequently been mentioned in reports and trade press as potential candidates for delivering the next generation of mobile networks. At the same time, mobile operators are presented with “natural” technology evolution paths by the vendors who sold them their current 3G networks. The […]
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Published February 14, 2005.