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Do telcos have the right business model for the 5G era?

In part one of this Telecoms.com interview with HPE, we talk to VP and General Manager, Communications Technology Group Tom Craig (pictured) about the current state of 5G, Open RAN, and how operators can evolve and grow into new business frontiers.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: 5G, Vodafone/Three and Orange

We’re delighted to welcome special guest Gabriel Brown to the pod this week. He is an analyst at Heavy Reading, specialising in mobile infrastructure, so the guys take the opportunity to pick his brains about the latest developments in 5G. They move on to dissect the big news story of the week – the potential merger of UK mobile operators Vodafone and Three – before finishing with a quick recap of Iain’s recent trip to France with Orange.

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.