Category: Core


The Telecoms.com Podcast: Ukraine, 5G SA and Twitter

The guys are joined by Telecoms.com Deputy Editor Andrew Wooden this week and start by discussing a recent interview of his with the CTO of Ukrainian operator Kyivstar, about the challenges of keeping communications online in a country under invasion. They move on to review the state of play with the big switch to standalone 5G before finishing with a quick look at the latest developments in the Twitter acquisition saga.

BT shares its 5G network vision

UK telecoms group BT has offered an update on how things are progressing with its 5G network and where it’s headed.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Core, public cloud and supply chain

Following a slight delay to accommodate their hectic social lives, the lads are delighted to once more welcome a special guest – Erlend Prestgard, CEO of Working Group 2. They start by learning all about his company, which seeks to disrupt the network core sector via the ‘as a service’ model. This inevitably leads the conversation towards the role of public cloud giants in the telecoms world, before they conclude with a quick look at some of the supply chain challenges faced by the industry.

Bouygues taps Ericsson for 5G SA core

France’s Bouygues Telecom aims to unlock a whole host of advanced 5G use cases with the deployment of an Ericsson 5G standalone (SA) core network.

Where is all the 5G standalone we were expecting?

Telcos have launched just 19 standalone 5G networks to date and that slow pace of development is understandably having an impact on mobile core spending, according to a new analyst report by Dell’Oro Group.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: China Mobile, Orange and Facebook

We’ve run out of guests for the time being so you’re just stuck with boring old Scott and Iain. They start by reviewing the latest 5G tender from China Mobile and what it might mean for the future of the global telecoms industry. Orange had a strategy day earlier in the week, which they both attended, so them move on to review that before concluded with the latest dramas around Facebook.

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