Archives: Interviews

New IP Agency Plans Test for NFV Interoperability

Interoperability for Management and Orchestration (MANO) in the NFV space will be thoroughly tested at Light Reading’s third annual Big Communications Event (BCE) in Austin, Texas next month.

Telecoms.com Podcast: Its all about own-brand baked beans

On this weeks’ episode, Scott and Jamie discuss Huawei’s money problems, the pros and cons of own brand vs. Heinz baked beans, Jio’s latest efforts to shake things up in India, WhatsApp’s entry into mobile money and where in the world AI is going to have the biggest negative impact. Long-time listeners will also have a chance to put a voice to the name, as we drag Brad out in front of the mic for his final podcast :(

Vodafone discusses its video strategy

The head of Vodafone’s Video Center of Excellence – Wolfgang Zeller – talks at TV Connect 2017 about his company’s video strategy, including challenges faced and how it has worked with Huawei to overcome them.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Telecoms feat. L Reading innit

Scott and Jamie are joined by Ray and Iain from Light Reading as the elite of global telecoms journalism apply their collective wisdom to the week’s burning issues. The gang start by dissecting Ericsson’s new cunning plan but opinion is divided on the new CEO and specifically when he’s going to get his magic wand out. They move on to the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8 by DJ Koh, feat. MC Bixby and once more the team struggle for consensus, especially on the matter of placing potentially volatile devices next to their old chap, and ponder what can be done about dirty data.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: from the dull to the downright dodgy

It’s ‘just the two of us’ as Scott and Jamie go it alone on the general topic of devices. They are left bored by the lack of excitement around the delayed Samsung Galaxy S8 launch, awed by Apple’s ability to take people to the cleaners and floored by an attempt to charge ten grand for a phone. Later the lads discuss jostling in the connected car market, the Yahoo ballyhoo and the curious case of the connected sex toy.

Mastercard: What’s Next for Mobile Payments?

2017 marks the fifth consecutive year for Mastercard at Mobile World Congress and it was a great time to reflect on the amazing advances the payments industry as well as discuss “What’s Next” in the digital commerce future. We spoke to James Anderson, executive vice president, digital payments at Mastercard about everything – from digital wallets to tokenization to robots and commerce-enabled IOT devices – and how Mastercard is working to ensure that every one of its accounts is as digital as the people using them.

Mastercard: Two Billion Adults “Trapped” in Cash Economy

Despite advances made in the last several years, two billion adults around the world are trapped in a cash economy and lack what we take for granted – a safe way to receive, save and use money. Shamina Singh, executive vice president, Sustainability & President, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth chats about how Mastercard is developing new ways to facilitate electronic payments and serve more consumers around the world, extending opportunities for financial inclusion and empowering social change.

Mastercard: Payment from Every Device

A world where everything and everyone is connected creates new points of interaction for commerce. These digital experiences cannot be developed in isolation and instead require an ecosystem to drive mass consumer and enterprise adoption and create better consumer engagement. Predicting when that growth will happen is difficult, but always keeping the end user in mind and building solutions that solve existing pain points is a good starting point. Kiki Del Valle senior vice president, commerce for every device program at Mastercard shares how Mastercard is bringing the future forward and delivering unique connected moments to a consumer’s daily life.

AccelerComm first to 5G Polar Code IP

AcclerComm is a semiconductor IP-core company that provides patented turbo coding technology. In this video, they demonstrate their turbo decoder at Mobile World Congress.

Vodafone Germany and Huawei innovate in predictive maintenance with robust network services

In this video Klaudius Koschella, Head of Access & Transmission Network Operations Department, Vodafone GmbH explained why and how to change operation model from Reactive to Proactive and Predictive network maintenance? And How is Robust Network Services supporting this change? He also talked with telecoms.com journalist about the key benefits of cooperation with Huawei and Vodafone’s vision in Huawei-VDF cooperation in next 3-5years.

Spotlight on Huawei Global Services VIP Showcase

Every year Huawei sets a Huawei Global Services VIP Showcase in Renaissance Hotel separates from Fira Gran Via in order to sit down with customers to and have deep discussion about hot topics of Digital transformation. In the video Weibing, CMO of Huawei Global Services talked about digital transformation and the objective this year.

Rohde & Schwarz at MWC 2017

Christian Müller from Rohde & Schwarz’s mobile network testing unit introduces new products for cable and antenna testing at Mobile World Congress 2017.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: capitulation, acceleration and observation

In the first podcast of the post-Skinner era, the team is joined by super-sub Iain Morris from Light Reading. Among the key conversation-points of the week include BT finally caving in to Ofcom’s demands for the ‘legal separation’ of Openreach – whatever that means. The guys also mull over the pros and cons of accelerating 5G NR by itself and reflect on the apparent ability of the CIA to hack our devices in order to keep an eye on us.

Technicolor on future home-centric devices

David Baylis, vice president of product management for next-generation gateways at Technicolor, explains how Open Intelligent Gateways will alter the Connected Home landscape.

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