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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.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: The robots are coming!

This weeks podcast is all about AI as Scott and Iain are joined by Aaron Boasman-Patel of the TM Forum. The trio explore the possibilities for AI in the telco industry as well as the ethical development of the buzziest of buzzwords

The Telecoms.com Podcast: What is digital transformation?

We welcome special guest Jennifer Kyriakakis from digital commerce software vendor Matrixx this week, so Scott and Jamie spend the whole hour trying to work out what the hell ‘digital’ actually means in the telecoms environment. The three of them discuss best practice, why digital transformation is important and who, if anyone, is doing it well.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Vodafone 5G, Xi vs Trump and Apple innovation

This week’s episode starts with a review of Vodafone’s big UK 5G launch event, which both Jamie and Iain attended and which revealed a novel approach to phone tariffs. They move on to the ongoing spat between the leaders of China and the US that is causing Huawei so much trouble and conclude by asking whether Apple has lost the art of innovation.

Trade wars, 5G wins and phone bills

The new studio is finally complete and we celebrate with a brand new intro sequence, courtesy of Producer Pierre. This week Scott, Jamie and Iain start by discussing the trade war between the US and China, especially as it involves Huawei. They follow with a look at the various claims from operators to be leading the 5G pack and conclude with a look at O2 UK’s attempt to save subscribers money.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Nokia, Orange and US politics

The new studio finally gets its foam wallpaper, which hopefully shows in the audio as the usual suspects give it its first outing. They start by discussing Jamie’s recent chat with Nokia UK, move on to Iain’s meeting with Orange EMEA and conclude with Scott banging on about US politics as it affects the telecoms and tech sectors.

From 5G to 6G

We caught up with Stéphane Téral of IHS Markit at the recent 5G World event to talk, appropriately enough, about 6G. Téral offers an early look at some of the thinking going into the sixth generation of wireless communications technology, including frequencies approaching visible light and perfecting some of the stuff introduced in 5G.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: ‘Live’ from 5G World!

This week’s episode has Scott, Jamie and Iain out at the Excel for 5G World, and funnily enough 5G was big on the agenda. Aside from some posturing in the 5G race, UK Secretary of State Jeremy Wright also gave some ‘nuanced’ insight into the on-going Huawei saga.

New 5G NR device and network testing solutions unveiled by Rohde & Schwarz at 5G World 2019

Principle Technology Manager Meik Kottkamp provides an overview of the status of 5G, highlights new test requirements that its emergence brings and how Rohde & Schwarz is addressing them. In particular, Meik describes new capabilities from Rohde & Schwarz for device testing and measuring end user Quality of Experience using commercially available 5G NR smartphones.

Nexign talks digital transformation in the 5G era

At the recent Digital Transformation World event in Nice we spoke to Alexey Vedin, Product Director, Network Monetisation at Nexign. We discussed the evolution of CSPs to DSPs, digital transformation in the 5G era and the importance of digital partnerships.

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