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The Telecoms.com Podcast: Smartphones, Huawei and Three UK

In this week’s pod the usual suspects are reunited, but in a new location, as Telecoms.com and Light Reading move offices. They start with a look at the global smartphone market and wonder what can be done to return it to growth. Huawei, inevitably, requires further discussion especially as Jamie was recently hanging out with them in China, and they conclude with a look at Three UK, who Iain spent some time with in London recently.

South Korea adds 260k 5G subscribers in one month

Sceptics will suggest consumer 5G launches will fall flat, an answer to a non-existent problem, but 260,000 subscriptions after one month suggests there is an appetite for 5G in South Korea.

A weak France overshadowed Orange’s Q1

The telecom operator Orange reported a flat Q1, with a weak performance in its home market partially compensated by the strength in Africa and the Middle East.

KPN bans Huawei from its 5G network core

The Dutch operator announced that it has signed an agreement with Huawei to build the 5G radio network but will only select a western vendor for 5G core.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Huawei, Apple/Qualcomm and 5G

With Jamie gallivanting around China he is replaced, appropriately enough, by Telecoms.com’s Wei Shi, for this episode. Wei starts by taking us through some research into the ownership of Huawei and what the significance of it might be. Scott then introduces an overview of the litigation between Apple and Qualcomm that recently came to a conclusion, while Iain reflects on a recent trip to Paris to hear Orange and its partners talk about commercialising 5G.

EE 5G festival claims cause a Ruckus

UK operator EE has claimed yet another 5G first but wireless tech company Ruckus Networks reckons it might have stuck its neck out too far.

Nokia laments a weak first quarter

Finnish telecom vendor Nokia reported a disappointing Q1 of flat revenue and expanding loss. The company blamed competition and slow ramp-up of 5G.

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