Category: Backhaul


3 + BT + SSE = 5G, FYI

UK MNO Three has announced a new deal that gives it access to a bunch of BT local exchanges to augment its backhaul. This will be handy for 5G, we’re told.

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.

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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