Category: Digital Economy


The Telecoms.com Podcast: 6G, cloud and Facebook

In the final pod of a remarkable year the guys get straight into appropriately dystopian subject matter. They start by looking at plans for 6G to create a hive mind that anticipates your every need, before moving on to mulling how sensible it is to move all your technology into the public cloud and concluding with the US government’s absurd attempt to sue Facebook for being too successful.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: digital economy, private networks and China

Vows to avoid going off on too many tangents are soon broken when Ian and Scott discuss the digital economy and attempted state interventions in it. The move on to private networks and specifically whether that’s where the 5G ROI is to be found, before reflecting on China’s deteriorating relationship with the rest of the world.

The antitrust dragnet closes on Google

As the EU faces fresh calls to investigate Google for abusing its market dominance, the internet giant flexes its muscles once more by starting to charge for Google Photos.

Uber and Lyft win big in California

While California may be resolutely Democrat when it comes to politics, its electorate has voted to keep the state out of the lives of rideshare drivers.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Nokia, Section 230 and Ericsson

In what could be the last studio pod for a few weeks, Scott brings in a couple of bottles of wine to ensure the conversation with Iain flows nicely. They start with a review of Nokia’s quarterly earnings, which laid bare the challenge faced by its new CEO. They move on to a piece of US law called Section 230 that means internet platforms aren’t liable for the content they publish and conclude with a look at Ericsson’s first, tentative, foray into OpenRAN.

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Polls

What role will consumers expect telcos to play when COVID-19 is behind us?

  • As a reliable utility similar to the role they have managed to play during the pandemic (45%, 13 Votes)
  • Rolling out new technologies and services to support new customer behaviours (28%, 8 Votes)
  • Turning special service offerings during the pandemic into standard offerings (17%, 5 Votes)
  • As a digital platform that they have struggled to change into since the pre-COVID times (10%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 19

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