Category: Operator


The rise of scam calls and the ‘Holy Grail’ of telecoms

Britons are getting hit with more dodgy calls and texts than ever before, prompting Ofcom to nudge the telco industry into doing something about it. We spoke to Eli Katz, CEO, XConnect about what can be done to bat away the spam.

AT&T is working on a US$15 billion fibre JV

AT&T is the latest international telecoms operator believed to be looking to partner up to fund faster fibre rollout and this deal – if it comes to fruition – is set to be a big one.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: BT, chip wars and fair contribution

Just the two core podders this week, with Scott still recovering from Deputy Editor Andrew Wooden’s stag weekend. They start by reviewing a reshuffle among BT’s top technology team, which features the departure of a former podcast guest. Iain wrote an analysis of the collateral damage from America’s chip war on China, so they dig into that, before concluding with a look at the latest developments in the ‘fair contribution’ debate.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: 5G, Vodafone/Three and Orange

We’re delighted to welcome special guest Gabriel Brown to the pod this week. He is an analyst at Heavy Reading, specialising in mobile infrastructure, so the guys take the opportunity to pick his brains about the latest developments in 5G. They move on to dissect the big news story of the week – the potential merger of UK mobile operators Vodafone and Three – before finishing with a quick recap of Iain’s recent trip to France with Orange.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Digital Transformation World and Africa

The pod is blessed by no less than two special guests this week. First we chat to Analyst James Crawshaw from Omdia about the recent Digital Transformation Event they all attended in Copenhagen and reflect on the eponymous topic as well as whatever larks were had on tour. James then makes way for Paula Gilbert who edits the Connecting Africa site. She and the guys discuss the latest telecoms developments in South Africa and elsewhere on the continent.

Telecoms at war: How Ukraine is fighting to stay connected

As the Ukrainian army continues to push back Russian forces in the east of the country, we spoke to Volodymyr Lutchenko, CTO of Ukrainian operator Kyivstar, about the challenges of keeping communications online in a country under invasion.

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