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OpenRAN opens the door to innovation

The RIC function introduced by the O-RAN Alliance enables CSPs to virtualise the RAN Centralized Units and Distributed Units and to deploy cloud-native control and management apps.

Samsung bags a tasty Dish Open RAN deal

Dish is definitely, definitely, probably about to launch its 5G network in the US, and this week it revealed Samsung will supply some of the kit it needs.

Interview with Julia Lopez MP

In partnership with the Open RAN World event, Telecoms.com interviewed Julia Lopez MP, who is also the Minister of State for Media, Data, and Digital Infrastructure. The conversation focused on the UK government’s role in supporting and catalysing the domestic Open RAN market, as well as public policy regarding telecoms infrastructure in general.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: BT, 5G and streaming

The lads are delighted to welcome special guest Neil McRae to the pod this week, who is no less than the Chief Architect for BT. They start by exploring what such a grown-up job title entails, in the process learning a fair bit about what makes BT tick from a strategic point of view. That naturally leads onto topics like Open RAN and 5G, including concerns about the latter not being all its cracked up to be, before they conclude with a look at difficulties faced by some major streaming services.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Russia, T-Mobile US and nothing

Iain was knackered after a half marathon when we recorded this pod as was Pierre’s audio mixer, which gave up an hour or so into the recording. Nonetheless the lads manage to open with another look at the Russia/Ukraine conflict as it affects the telecoms business, before moving on to discuss the latest update from T-Mobile US. The final segment would have been called Nothing, appropriately, but you’ll never know what we said.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Network slicing, Rakuten and online safety bill

The lads are full of the joys of spring, despite everything, this week. They start by reflecting on a Vodafone event they both attended, at which network slicing was a major theme, and question what the point of it is. Iain takes the lead for the middle segment, having written a couple of pieces about Japanese trailblazer Rakuten, before they conclude with the inevitable Scott bugbear, this time the UK online safety bill.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: MWC, Ericsson and Ukraine

We’re back in the studio and reunited with Iain this week. Seeing as they weren’t able to pod together at the show, the lads start with a recap of Mobile World Congress. They move on to talk about the awkward situation Ericsson has found itself in over its historical activities in Iraq before concluding with a look at the implications for the telecoms industry in the Ukraine conflict.

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