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The Telecoms.com Podcast – The Christmas Special

It’s Christmas time and the Week in Wireless gang is here with your favourite guests from 2016. Mary Clark, Richard Fogg, Henry Burrell and Alex Wood join Tim, Scott and Jamie to go over everything the last twelve months brought us.

Full of festive cheer, Christmas dinner and lovely lovely beer, the gang reflect on the highs, the lows and the hilarious of 2016. So pour yourself a glass of sherry, sit down by the fire, get comfortable and let A Week In Wireless guide you through the year that was.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: IoT Saves the Day

This week Tim’s husky voice even makes AT&T’s dodgy billing sound sexy. Ofcom turns the tables on the Fix Britain’s Internet’ perennial moaners by giving them the chance to do fibre themselves. The gang examine the names behind the internet’s biggest companies, Amazon opens the super store of the future, Bluetooth says it’s going to do more Bluetoothing, and IoT saves the day for one car owner in the States – oh and the guys come with the industry’s sexiest new acronym: Super-aaS.

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The Telecoms.com Podcast – iPhones are for Girls

With a work-shy Scott skiving off again, Iain Morris joins Tim and Jamie to explore the ramifications of governmental spying in the US and the UK. Trump gets hostile on net neutrality; BT has another mare with Ofcom and Openreach; and if you’re listening to this on an iPhone, you’re probably a girl.

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BBWF 2016 – Joseph Sulistyo of Radisys talks open source

Joseph Sulistyo, Senior Director of Open Networking Solution and Strategy at Radisys, talks at Broadband World Forum 2016 about the importance of open source in the broadband industry, especially in enabling collaboration.

BBWF 2016 – Bart Vercammen, VP of Product Management at Technicolor

Bart Vercammen, Vice President of Product Management at Technicolor, talks at Broadband World Forum 2016 about ultra-broadband and the market forces driving it. He reviews some of the underyling technologies enabling ever greater data speeds and details how Technicolor is helping to deliver ultra-broadband.

Huawei OTF 2016 – Thomas Staneker, Head of TVSC, Deutsche Telekom

Thomas Staneker, who heads up the TV service centre at Deutsche Telekom Europe, explains how TV and telecoms is not a natural fit, but insists that shouldn’t stop telcos seizing the massive opportunities offered by the IP TV era. DT was quick to recognise this opportunity and Staneker talks us through some of the challenges it has had to overcome, to become a TV player.

Data centre evolution can change the future of Africa – flexenclosure

The future of delivering data centre scalability lies in modular building blocks, according to Dave King, CEO of flexenclosure. King was speaking to Tim Skinner at AfricaCom2016 about how scalable data centre architectures can be delivered using smaller, more mobile architectures.

Cummins on the power challenges facing the African market

Eric Flechet from Cummis explains the geographical, terrain and logistical challenges of providing reliable power sources to parts of Africa requiring generators for cell towers, construction and more. Flechet was speaking to Tim Skinner at AfricaCom 2016 for Telecoms.com.

An entire generation may avoid set top box – Conax

Conax’s Tor Helge Kristiansen, EVP and Principal Architect, says securing authorisation keys now for TV is essential in Africa as a new generation of connectivity emerges; while predicting an entire generation may avoid the set top box entirely. Kristiansen spoke to Tim Skinner at AfricaCom 2016

The Telecoms.com Podcast – BeeTeeHeeHee

This week Tim, Jamie and a returning Scott chew the gristle of BTEE’s unsolicited and gloating-not-gloating Christmas letter to all its MNO buddies. The government’s £1 billion investment in fibre and 5G comes at the cost of no one being allowed to watch freaky porn anymore, and a super-battery being developed by some clever bods over at the University of Central Florida threatens to shake up the whole electronics industry. Oh, and Scott talks IoT sheep while Jamie gets defensive over his sense of humour.

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Making digital assets sweat to boost ARPU – Mahindra Comviva

Mahindra Comviva’s Amit Sanyal explains how customer value management and making existing digital assets sweat can help drive ARPU and reduce churn in the next generation of telecoms. Sanyal is the VP of Consumer Value Solutions and was speaking to Tim Skinner at AfricaCom 2016

Triple play services are changing the African landscape – Satcab

Martin Jahn from Satcab explains to Telecoms.com how end-to-end systems integration solutions are vital for effective video solution delivery; before Augusto Silva from Celfocus explains how the growth in triple play is changing the African landscape for operators.

Prysmian on the future of fibre networking

Ian Griffiths from fibre specialist Prysmian Group explains how fundamental changes in network fibre nodes is enabling a broader uptake of fibre connectivity through the industry. Griffiths was speaking with

The set top box will be the smart home gateway – Abox42

Abox42 told Telecoms.com that the future set top box will act as an entry point for IoT in the smart home in the next generation of TV services. Oliver Soellner spoke to Tim Skinner at AfricaCom 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa.

ZTE – Video can change services forever

Video is the next big thing for enabling services and generating new revenue streams for service providers, according to Ding Kun, ZTE’s VP of Multimedia Service Products. ZTE spoke to Telecoms.com at AfricaCom 2016 to explain how video can change the future of service delivery.

The Telecoms.com Podcast – Meanwhile in Africa

Meanwhile in Africa, Tim and Ray greet Amy Turner to the pod as the gang digests the happenings from AfricaCom. The guys are live from the AfricaCom Awards, with Beyoncé and 50Cent in tow, going over the biggest trends from the show.

Taking a bit of a reality check from the marketing-fuelled buzzwordy world of telecoms, the podders wrap up the biggest key theme emerging from the show: bringing fundamental electricity and cellular connectivity to more than 600 million African citizens.

If you work in African telecoms, this week’s episode is for you. If you don’t, this year’s AfricaCom was an eye-opener. Oh, and Tim ate a cheeseburger pie.

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Fixed wireless can change Africa – Green Packet

Dr. Michael Hamer, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Green Packet, talks at AfricaCom 2016 about his company’s LTE-based plug-and-play fixed wireless solutions. This is an especially useful thing in regions like Africa, he says, where FTTx infrastructure is often prohibitively expensive.

BBWF 2016 – Rahul Patel, SVP and GM, Connectivity Group, Qualcomm

Rahul Patel, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Qualcomm’s Connectivity Group, talks at Broadband World Forum 2016 about the gap between what the market expects of broadband and what we’re currently able to supply, especially via wifi. Patel also talks us through Qualcomm’s live wireless backhaul demonstration.

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