Category: Digital Transformation


But what about the human cost of automation?

New research from recruitment agency Robert Half has outlined the jobs which are under threat from automation, but when are we actually going to talk seriously about the dark side of AI?

M1 NB-IoT TLC IRL FTW

M1 has announced the launch of, what it claims, is South-east Asia’s first commercial nationwide NB-IoT in Singapore.

T-Mobile US encourages smartphone promiscuity

T-Mobile US has a habit of doing things that people don’t expect, to such an extent that it’s now expected. One of the latest moves is to have a go at rejuvenating the subsidized smartphone model.

The 7 August Recap

A recap of the week’s telecoms talking points. Facebook AI programmers had a bit of a brain-fade as they allowed one of its AI applications to invent its own, more efficient use of English. Deutsche Telekom has shown that you have to spend money if you want to make money. And in the US, the FCC is back up to full strength with the appointment of two Commissioners, Brendan Carr and Jessica Rosenworcel.

BT wins in US – neat

BT has produced a handy little win in the US after the General Services Administration (GSA) selected BT Federal as one of the companies to be eligible to propose to provide services.

The 31 July Recap featuring our mate in NYC Dan

A slightly different format this week as Jamie has a quick catch-up with Light Reading’s Dan Allen. Over in the US, Foxconn plans to build a couple of plants in a $10 billion commitment, while Amazon’s Jeff Bezos is named the world’s richest man. Quarterly earnings calls are painting a troubled landscape in the network infrastructure game, and what is the human cost of automation?

Nokia shows Ericsson how it’s done

Both were giants in the industry, both were eclipsed by Huawei and both are scrambling to reinvent themselves, but only one is showing tenuous signs of recovery.

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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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