Category: Smart Home


The Telecoms.com Podcast: Smart moans

The usual suspects start by discussing an Ericsson interview Scott did at MWC but soon go off onto a random tangent about devices, about which Jamie claims to be indifferent despite being umbilically attached to his. Inevitable comparisons with Nokia ensue and they speculate about who is doing better. They both need to catch up with Huawei and they will probably be helped in that aim by Donald Trump, who seems determined to make it as difficult as possible for China to do business with the US, and Iain wonders why. They conclude with a look at the smart home market and dare to dream about the potential wonders of a smart pub.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Talking turmoil

Our team of talkative telecoms trouble-makers turn their sceptical gaze onto the turmoil at the top of TIM this week, where Vivendi is exercising far more control than its 24% shareholding would seem to allow. Later they wrestle with the many challenges surrounding the smart home, which in Scott’s case includes even being able to say it properly. Lastly the guys tackle the age-old question of how operators can best move with the times and ask whether they’re even capable of change.

Smart speaker battle starts to get nasty

Amazon and Google are miles ahead in the battle for the living room, and the fight was always going to get sour at some point. Withdrawing YouTube from Echo Show was the first shot.

Polls

Do you agree public funding should be used to support mobile operators to more broadly deploy Open RAN?

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