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Open RAN takes to the battlefield

AT&T, Fujitsu, and US defence contractor Northrop Grumman believe open architecture could hold one of the keys to military victory.

RAN market flat despite 5G opportunities

The global market for radio access networks (RAN) is no longer growing, and may even decline over the next five years, despite the fact that operators are still spending on 5G.

The Podcast: CES, Qualcomm and Open RAN

New year, same old train strikes, so the first pod of 2023 is another Zoom one, unfortunately, but it’s still great. Deputy Editor Andrew Wooden joins to offer an overview of the major themes from the Consumer Electronics Show. They move on to a couple of Qualcomm announcements from the show before concluding with a look at a major European Open RAN development.

What will 2023 hold for the telecoms industry?

It’s that time of year again when we ask some leading lights from the industry to gaze into their crystal balls and take a punt on what we’ll be talking about next year in the world of telecoms.

UK lines up international allies on Open RAN

Australia, Canada and the US have agreed to back the UK’s vision for the development of Open RAN, a move that is all about improving vendor diversity in the telecoms space.

The Podcast: BT, Meta and Open RAN

The pod is delighted to welcome back special guest Neil McRae, the departing Chief Architect at BT. They start by asking him why he’s clearing off and what, if anything, that says about BT’s technology strategy. Moving on to recent news, the three of them reflect on the carnage in the big tech jobs market, before concluding with a quickfire question round designed especially for McRae.

BT tightens its belt to the tune of £500 million

BT has announced an additional half a billion pounds worth of cost savings to its target for the next couple of years due to inflation and a growing capex burden associated with network rollout.