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The Telecoms.com Podcast: BT, Open RAN and state censorship

The guys start this week’s pod by reflecting on a meeting with BT that resulted in a Monday night out. The original purpose of it was to offer a network strategy update so they reflect on that before moving on to the Open RAN for the second week running, because that’s where the telecoms action is these days. They conclude with a look at activities on both side of the pond that speak of governments trying to exert more control over online speech.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Satellites, Open RAN and big tech

The guys finally return from their respective summer breaks, tanned, refreshed and ready to pod. They start by mulling over the renewed interest in the satellite-direct-to-phone sector, catalysed by Elon Musk’s recently stated ambitions in that direction. They follow that with a look at the pros and cons of VMO2 dabbling with Open RAN before concluding by assessing the merits of European calls for big tech to contribute to the cost of telecoms networks.

Mavenir and Quickline deploy 5G SA Open RAN network

Rural broadband specialist Quickline Communications has teamed up with Open Ran focussed software outfit Mavenir to launch a commercialised 5G SA, cloud-based, Open RAN network in North Yorkshire.

Dell’Oro bullish on Open RAN growth

A recently released report by the Dell’Oro Group, a telecoms market research firm, sees forecasts for Open RAN kit revenues revised upwards.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Neutral host, small cells and state intervention

In this final episode before everyone clears off for their summer holidays, the pod is delighted to welcome special guest Mike Ferris – Chief Network Architect of Dense Air. They start by exploring the concept of neutral host infrastructure and how that could provide the solution to a lot of the coverage challenges presented by 5G. That will involve the rollout of a lot of small cells, so they move on to discuss how that is best done, before concluding with a look at the pros and cons of state intervention in telecoms.

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