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The Telecoms.com Podcast: MWC 2019 preview

This special episode of the pod was shot early so you can all listen to it on the plane to Barcelona for Mobile World Congress 2019. The regular team is joined by special guest Paul Nolan of CC Group to give us a perspective from the many, many years he has been attending. They compare experiences of the show itself and then discuss what are likely to be the major themes being discussed this year, including 5G phones and the mounting aggro between the US and China that Europe is stuck in the middle of.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Huawei, 6G and smartphones

It wouldn’t be a 2019 Telecoms.com podcast without a fair bit of chat about Huawei so the guys look to get it out of the way first this week. Then, just for a laugh, they decide to have a go at 6G even though 5G hasn’t even got going yet and we’ll let you determine whether or not that was a good idea. With MWC nearly upon us they conclude with a look at the smartphone market and wonder if it will ever surprise us again.

TIM 5G Innovation Hub launch overview

The TIM 5G Innovation Hub was launched in Rome late last year. The event featured several partners showing various 5G demos, including millimetre wave, connected car, smart factory, virtual reality and prototype smartphones.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Europe, Huawei, O-RAN and Legere

The guys can’t resist talking about Europe, with the Brexit moment of truth fast approaching, and debate whether one consequence of it will be a return to the bad old days of roaming charges and bill shock. They move on, inevitably, to Huawei and its ongoing drama, before concluding with a look at the growing O-RAN Alliance and the unique qualities of T-Mobile US boss John Legere.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Huawei, Nokia and GDPR

Everyone’s favourite, award-winning, telecoms industry podcast is back with the usual suspects wearing the effects of the inaugural Telecoms.com Meetup the previous night. Inevitably Huawei leads the agenda once more, with the US accusing it of a bunch of crimes and misdemeanours, and Jamie has a juicy conspiracy theory to share. They move onto Nokia’s quarterly numbers and its disappointing market outlook before concluding with a look at developments in GDPR enforcement.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Ericsson, Huawei and Vodafone

With everyone belatedly getting their acts together, the boys are back in town for the first pod of the year. They delayed long enough to hit the start of quarterly earnings season and Scott starts with a look at Ericsson’s numbers. That eventually leads to discussion of Huawei’s latest geopolitical challenges, with it braving the elements at Davos to plead for reason. Jamie and Iain conclude with a look at Vodafone’s numbers and some potential existential challenges.

TIM 5G Innovation Hub launch: Ericsson

At the TIM 5G Innovation Hub in Rome we spoke to Federico Rigoni, Head of Italy and South East Mediterranean at Ericsson. He gave us an overview or the current state and future potential of 5G from an infrastructure perspective.

TIM 5G Innovation Hub launch: Sony

At the TIM 5G Innovation Hub in Rome we spoke to Alessio Marcobelli, Head of Customer Portfolio Management for Europe at Sony Mobile Communications. He explained that his company demonstrated the world’s first smartphone prototype that supports 5G over millimetre wave at the event.

TIM 5G Innovation Hub launch: Nokia

At the TIM 5G Innovation Hub in Rome we spoke to Massimo Mazzocchini, VP MED and AD at Nokia Italia, who talked us through some of the industry applications of 5G Nokia was demonstrating at the event.

TIM 5G Innovation Hub launch: LG

At the TIM 5G Innovation Hub in Rome we spoke to David Draghi, Mobile Communication Unit Director at LG. He gave us the LG perspective on the current state of 5G and where it’s headed.

TIM 5G Innovation Hub launch: Qualcomm

At the TIM 5G Innovation Hub in Rome we spoke to Enrico Salvatori, Senior Vice President and President of Qualcomm EMEA. He detailed the importance of 5G and explained the reasoning behind partnering with TIM on the Innovation Hub.

TIM 5G Innovation Hub launch: TIM

At the TIM 5G Innovation Hub in Rome we spoke to Mario Di Mauro, Chief Strategy, Innovation and Customer Experience Officer at TIM. He explained the thinking behind the creation of the 5G Innovation Hub and how TIM is helping Italy with its digital evolution.

TIM 5G Innovation Hub launch: Demonstrations

At the TIM 5G Innovation Hub in Rome we spoke to Atillio Somma, Head of Innovation at TIM. He talked us through some of the technologies and use cases on show at the opening of the Hub.

TIM 5G Innovation Hub launch: Xiaomi

At the TIM 5G Innovation Hub in Rome we spoke to Albert Shan, Head of Head of Product in the Global Business Division of Xiaomi Communications. He showed us Xiaomi’s new 5G smartphone that features a novel form factor.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: 2019, digital media and coffee mishaps

The last pod of the year sees Scott and Jamie joined by special guest Ed Barton from analyst firm Ovum. Ed starts by looking ahead to next year from a digital media perspective, including a look at the trend of telecoms companies trying to buy their way into content. They move onto a look at a Nokia managing to have a great week without doing anything and conclude with reflections on the rise of digital censorship. Along the way Jamie manages to pour coffee all over himself, which is amusing.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Cloud, Huawei, 5G phones and Orange

In this special pod recorded on location in Portugal Scott is outnumbered by no less than three Light Reading hacks, including a first appearance from US editor Phil Harvey. They start by reviewing what little they’re allowed to discuss from the highly confidential 2020 Vision summit that brought them there, before reflecting the big telecoms news of the week concerning the first of Huawei’s misfortunes. Scott then reflects on the imminence of the first 5G smartphones and Iain tells us about his lunch with Orange.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Diversification, consolidation and aggravation

The core team of Jamie, Iain and Scott is back in town and they start by mulling over the faltering attempts by operators to diversify away from their core business in the endless search for margin and growth. That moves them seamlessly onto the topic of operator consolidation and what is the optimal number of MNOs. Elsewhere suspicion of Chinese kit vendors remains the story that keeps on giving and Iain reckons there may be trouble ahead for 5G.

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