Archives: Interviews

Qualcomm’s Future of 5G event: Durga Malladi

At Qualcomm’s recent Future of 5G event in San Diego we spoke to Durga Malladi, SVP and GM of 4G/5G at Qualcomm, who talked us through the 5G development and roll-out timeline, as well as highlighting some key features of the technology currently available.

Qualcomm’s Future of 5G event: Dino Flore

At Qualcomm’s recent Future of 5G event in San Diego we spoke to Dino Flore, Head of Technology and Product for Qualcomm in Europe, who gave us an overview of how 5G has progressed in the European region in the past year and where it’s headed.

Qualcomm’s Future of 5G event: Jeff Lorbeck

At Qualcomm’s recent Future of 5G event we spoke to Jeff Lorbeck, GM of IoT at Qualcomm, who talked us through Qualcomm’s IoT strategy and gave an overview of where the sector is headed.

Qualcomm’s Future of 5G event: Rahul Patel

At Qualcomm’s recent Future of 5G event we spoke to Rahul Patel, SVP and GM of Connectivity and Networking at Qualcomm, about the importance of Wi-Fi 6 and how it complements 5G.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: KPN, 5G Core Summit, Huawei

Scott is joined by Iain and Wei in this last podcast for a few weeks because producer Pierre has better things to do. They start by reflecting on the soap opera at KPN in which they pulled the plug on their new CEO before she had even started. They move on to a review of the recent 5G Core Summit event before concluding with a look at some rare good news for Huawei.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Automotive, edge and Huawei smartphones

Iain returns to join Scott this week and they welcome special guest Paul Myles, Editor of TU Automotive. They start by looking at the connected car from both the telecoms and car industry perspectives, before moving on to a discussion of the growing importance of mobile edge computing. To conclude they question why anyone would buy a Huawei Android smartphone now that they’re not supported by Google.

If operators want to own the edge they need to be decisive and brave

At the recent Edge Computing Congress event in London Telecoms.com Editor Scott Bicheno discussed the main talking points from the keynotes with Light Reading Editor Ray Le Maistre. A central theme was the opportunity telcos have to own the edge infrastructure, but the window is small so they need to act quickly and be prepared to take risks in order to get the rewards.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Apple, network sharing and AT&T

Scott taps the excellent Telecoms.com bench this week to bring on super-subs Ray from Light Reading and Wei from Telecoms.com Intelligence. They start with a look at the recent Apple mega-launch, move on to the hot topic of network sharing and conclude with a review of some recent corporate intrigue at AT&T.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Digital services, Brexit and Guinness

In this special podcast shot on location in a Dublin pub, Scott and Jamie welcome special guest Niall Norton, CEO of Openet. They focus on discussing the prospects for telcos to become ‘digital service providers’ thus taking on the likes of Google, Netflix, etc in the battle for digital revenues. They do manage to sneak in a bit of Brexit talk at the end as well as taking care of a couple of pints of Guinness each over the course of the pod.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: SVOD, content investment and Ericsson

Jamie’s back this week and he and Scott are joined by returning special guest Ed Barton, Analyst at Ovum who focuses on digital content. They start with a discussion on the rapidly-evolving subscription video on demand (SVOD) market, move on to examine whether or not digital content is a good area of investment for telcos and conclude with a quick look at the latest Ericsson rumours.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Huawei, China and Three

Scott returns from sunny Suffolk and is joined by Iain and Wei. They start by discussing the latest suspension of hostilities between the US and Huawei, which leads naturally to a broader discussion of the geopolitical tussle between China and the West. They conclude with an update on Three UK, which is daring to go all-in on Huawei for its RAN.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Three, Samsung and Sprint/T-Mobile

In Scott’s absence Jamie hosts the pod this week, with him and Iain staying out of the pub just long enough to welcome special guest Dan Warren from Samsung. They start by discussing Three UK’s 5G FWA initiative, move on to the latest developments at Samsung and conclude with another update on the interminable Sprint/T-Mobile US merger.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Smartphones, industry crisis and Africa

Special guest Paula Gilbert, Editor of Connecting Africa, joins Iain and Scott for this pod. They start with a look at the latest smartphone shipment numbers, then move on to ask if the telecoms industry is in crisis and conclude with a discussion of the African market.

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