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Rakuten says it will have “No More Secrets”

Rakuten’s CTO Tareq Amin told analysts and media that the company will soon disclose all prices it pays its suppliers, in a new drive for commoditisation of telecoms hardware and software.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: OpenRAN, Altice and public cloud

The guys battle through a self-imposed beer shortage to bring you this week’s pod. They start with Iain’s deep dive into the OpenRAN vendor environment, which is looking less open by the day. They move on to the decision by Altice to buy a big chunk of BT before concluding by contemplating what a global internet outage says about our reliance on the public cloud.

Rakuten: No Ordinary Telco

Rakuten Group, a Japanese internet services company, has been dubbed “the Amazon of Japan.” It offers a huge range of services from banking and credit cards to ecommerce, travel and video entertainment. In this report, TM Forum analysts assess Rakuten as a whole, its businesses, culture and partner ecosystem, and focus on how they are […]

3 Key Considerations for Virtual Radio Access Network Growth

With the rollout of 5G, digital service providers have an opportunity to create new revenue streams. By virtualizing your radio access network (RAN), you can quickly scale software-based network functions, increase network capacity, improve performance, and reduce operational complexity. In this infographic, learn 5 tips for creating a flexible and scalable RAN that is ready […]

Open RAN: Is it Destined to be Closed?

Date: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 Time: 2:00 p.m. BST Will open RAN create an expanded ecosystem of interchangeable RAN vendors, lowering costs and speeding innovation, or will it bring more complexity and cost, and lead to vendor-specific siloed implementations? Join Appledore principal analyst, Francis Haysom, and Spirent 5G strategic lead, Stephen Douglas, as they discuss […]

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Automation, Harmony OS and US trade policy

The lads lament the late spring weather but resolve to go out after recording the pod regardless. They start by looking at automation, specifically as it affects headcount among major operators. They move on to the launch of Huawei’s HarmonyOS Android alternative and discuss how likely it is to succeed, before concluding with a critique of America’s increasingly heavy handed approach to trade.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Huawei, censorship and OpenRAN

The guys are reduced to drinking water this week as adulthood finally catches up with them. They start by discussing a leaked Huawei internal memo that seemed to indicate a more belligerent stance. They move on to Scott’s pet topic of censorship, with social media companies competing with governments to see who can restrict speech more, before concluding with Iain’s critique of regulators poking their nose into OpenRAN.

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