Category: Wearables


The Telecoms.com Podcast: AI, UIs and WTF

Another special episode this week as Scott and Wei visit the Ovum Digital Futures summit and are joined by Analyst Ed Barton. They have the bright idea of starting the recording outside, which not only results in a regrettable amount of wind noise but also tiresome bureaucratic interference (after 10 minutes), both of which are resolved by a move inside. In keeping with the theme of the event the three of them discuss trends in media consumption, the role of artificial intelligence in consumer tech and whether the voice user interface is useful.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: GDPR SNAFU

Scott and Jamie are joined by Ray from Light Reading this week, who can barely contain his excitement at the prospect of talking about regulation. The guys reflect on the entirely predictable SNAFU that has been the first week of GDPR, before reflecting on Nokia’s more recent devices misadventures following the failed Withings experiment. Ray concludes with a look at where we are now regarding virtualization which is so authoritative that the other two wisely decide not to try to pick holes in it, preferring instead to ask about ham, egg and chips.

Clothes are getting smarter

Imagine if that very smart T-shirt you were wearing was actually really smart. As in connected smart. And imagine if it could read, hold and send data about you and your condition over a mobile network to a doctor or an emergency services team.

Breakthrough for wearables predicted, yet again

Wearables have been a promise for the technology industry ever since science fiction movies showcased wonderful uses for the gear, but time and time again, we’ve been disappointed. That said, CCS Insight think it’s about to kick off.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: A little ray of sunshine

This week’s pod had to battle the odds to take place at all, with Jamie and Iain both on holiday and Telecoms Towers undergoing refurbishment, but Ray from Light Reading found a window in his hectic schedule to keep Scott company. First we heard about Ray’s trip to sunny Valencia to learn all about the state of European fibre. He expressed frustration at the apparent lack of urgency in building fibre to the building as it’s as important piece of infrastructure as any and the potential returns on investment are considerable. Then Scott explores a move that definitely hasn’t yielded any ROI as Nokia looks to move out of the digital health business only a couple of years after buying Withings for its expertise in that area. They finish with a reminder to make sure you download our MWC 2018 preview special before you fly out to Barcelona.

Ericsson jumps on the tetherless bandwagon

Ericsson has released new VoLTE based core network multi-SIM voice call functionality, to essentially allow operators to offer voice services on multiple SIM-based devices.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Back in business

Scott and Jamie put the band back together with the help of Iain from Light Reading. The telecoms tyrants pick up where they left off by arguing the toss over net neutrality, Europe’s 5G progress and some new gadgetry for IFA. In classic journalistic tradition they end up debating whether any of it actually matters and completely fail to come to a unanimous conclusion on anything.

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