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AMD completes purchase of Xilinx

US chip vendor AMD has acquired fellow semiconductor player Xilinx for around $50 billion, in what it describes as the largest ever merger in the sector.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Nokia, X2 and Big Tech

The middle of quarterlies season gives the lads plenty of corporate arcana to bang on about in this week’s pod. They start by reviewing Nokia’s numbers and what they say about the progress the Finnish kit vendor is making in its strategic turnaround. Iain then takes things even deeper into the weeds by introducing a technology Scott had never heard of that could have a major impact on the OpenRAN movement, before they conclude with a look at the fortunes of US Big Tech companies and what they mean for the broader economy.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: OpenRAN, 5G C-band and metaverse

We’re delighted to welcome our first guest of the year in John Baker of Mavenir. His company is a major player in the OpenRAN scene so we spend the majority of the pod chatting about that, during which Scott and Iain challenge John to justify the hype around it. They eventually move on to look at the silliness going on in the US to do with the C-band spectrum and conclude with the latest on the metaverse, which threatens to take over our lives.

Is OpenRAN a reset for the GSM MoU?

Open RAN networks and technology continue to capture attention across telecoms industry. What is it about the technology that is whipping up the storm?

The Telecoms.com Podcast: OpenRAN, roaming and Huawei

After an extended break due to Christmas and Omicron, the lads are back in the studio. They start with an assessment of the Rona situation as we start the year and what that means for MWC. The main segments have a forward-looking feel, starting with a look at the prospects for OpenRAN and specifically Rakuten’s role in it. They move on to discuss the dilemma UK operators face regarding the reintroduction of roaming charges before concluding with a look at Huawei’s prospects.

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