Archives: Interviews

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Information overload

Scott and Jamie are joined by Ray from Light Reading and go straight into the big story of the week: Cambridge Analytica. The guys more or less agree that it’s ultimately all about how little control we have over our personal data and wonder what can be done about it. More importantly they also speculate about which Star Wars characters they are. Ray steers conversation onto 5G for a change and stresses that it’s all very well banging on about clever radio technology, but unless you deal with the unsexy stuff none of it is going to happen. Finally Jamie manages to find a window in his cryptocurrency trading schedule to tell us about his chat with Vodafone’s UK CEO, who was refreshingly honest about the challenges he faces.

Rohde & Schwarz Addressing New Developments in Mobile Network Testing

Hanspeter Bobst, Vice President of Rohde & Schwarz Mobile Network Testing, discusses the biggest themes and challenges he sees within the cellular industry from a mobile network testing perspective and the solutions Rohde & Schwarz are providing with these new developments.

Qualcomm’s 5G Day, 5G momentum and IoT

Dino Flore, VP of Technology at Qualcomm, explains the thinking behind Qualcomm’s recent 5G day and the sheer scale of opportunities that will be created by the next generation of wireless technology.

European 5G progress and Qualcomm diversification

Dino Flore, VP of Technology at Qualcomm, discusses how Europe is progressing towards 5G and how Qualcomm is combining its support for 5G with and increasingly diverse product set, designed to support the many use-cases 5G is expected to enable.

The first 5G modem – Qualcomm Snapdragon X50

Sherif Hanna, Director of Product Marketing at Qualcomm, demonstrates the world’s first announced 5G modem – the Snapdragon X50 – performing a 5G millimetre wave connection with the throughput topping 4 Gigabits per second.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Smart moans

The usual suspects start by discussing an Ericsson interview Scott did at MWC but soon go off onto a random tangent about devices, about which Jamie claims to be indifferent despite being umbilically attached to his. Inevitable comparisons with Nokia ensue and they speculate about who is doing better. They both need to catch up with Huawei and they will probably be helped in that aim by Donald Trump, who seems determined to make it as difficult as possible for China to do business with the US, and Iain wonders why. They conclude with a look at the smart home market and dare to dream about the potential wonders of a smart pub.

Intelligent flow management and traffic analytics solution for communication service providers

Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity, a leading network analytics provider, and Radisys® Corporation (NASDAQ: RSYS), a global leader of open telecom solutions, showcased their joint solution for communication service providers at Mobile World Congress 2018. The high-powered partnership delivers an unique high performance networking solution designed for line-rate load balancing and traffic steering through the network to perform traffic classification and analyze the communication in real-time.

BriteBill on customer billing

Alan Coleman, CEO and Founder of BriteBill shares the latest innovations for customer billing and the opportunities to create more proactive communications.

Comviva’s Mobiquity Money Crosses 100 Million Mobile Money Customers

Comviva’s flagship mobile money product, mobiquity(R) Money, has crossed the 100 million registered customers mark across 60 deployments in 45 countries. Moreover, the product processes 3.6 billion mobile money transactions, valuing over $60 billion annually. In celebration of completing a decade of mobiquity(R) Money, the company unveiled a coffee table book chronicling the role the product has played in empowering customers and societies globally. The book provides a selection of human interest stories from mobile money deployments in Asia, Africa, Middle East and Latin America.

Q&A with Hakan Demir, Founder and CEO at Fenercell

With the number of connected devices expected to reach 20.8 billion by 2020 (Gartner) and the rise of new technologies such as IoT, e-SIM and Blockchain, MVNOs are faced with an always changing market, yet disruptive, but with many opportunities for growth and co-operation. To give you an update on these topics, the MVNOs Series […]

TCTS: Fireside Chat on the Future of Telco

Fireside Chat: BUILDING THE FUTURE TELCO – SIMPLIFY | AUTOMATE | INNOVATE with Madhusudhan MR, Chairman & CEO Tata Communications Transformation Services (TCTS) and Nik Willetts, CEO TM Forum at MWC2018 Barcelona.

Local Break-out that doesn’t break the network… and a stepping stone to 5G!

Athonet gives us a tour of their mobile-edge solution in collaboration with Qwilt and Orange
Athonet launched its innovative Mobile Edge Offload (SGW-LBO) solution at the Mobile World Congress. The solution was demonstrated in collaboration with Qwilt, the video caching solution provider, and Orange.
SGW-LBO (SGW Local Break Out) is a software function/VNF that, deployed close to the RAN, provides a local secure network for placing locally offloaded content and services. Operators are seeing that a lot of their traffic, and in some cases as high as 60-70%, is video traffic. Our solution allows this secure content to be cached and served locally. This improves user perceived quality and reduces the amount of backhaul required in a network. It may also enable new business with content providers and other low latency services. The SGW-LBO is a modified SGW function which has been enhanced by Athonet to allow traffic to be broken-out and steered locally to support i) caching of video and other content and ii) other applications that require low latency or local offload (smartcity, autonomous cars etc.).
The benefit of this approach is that it allows specific traffic (not all traffic) to be offloaded for key applications that are implemented at the network edge without impacting the existing network or breaking network security. It also provides a bridge and upgrade path to 5G where the User Plane Function can be deployed flexibly at the network edge. We therefore believe that it is the optimal enabler for MEC (Mobile Edge Computing).

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