Search and evaluation of potential component providers for client’s OSS portfolio

A network equipment vendor felt that a partnership or acquisition was required to overcome technical and time to market limitations of their product. They asked Northstream to help them find a suitable candidate.

The client and a team of OSS experts from Northstream developed technical requirements for a candidate solution and commercial requirements for the corresponding candidate partner. The Northstream team collected a broad industry roundup and filtered the solutions / companies using those criteria. Once a short list of candidates was selected, interviews and demonstration sessions were organized and the candidates were further evaluated. Northstream presented the accumulated information and made a recommendation on how to proceed.