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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.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: OpenRAN, Ericsson and retail tech

Scott embarks on his second recording of the day, having shot the Glotel Awards vid previously. The lads are compelled to lead with OpenRAN once more, because that’s what was going on again that week, specifically European operators using it as a pretext to beg for state cash. They move on to talk about Ericsson, which launched some software that promises to play nice with OpenRAN before concluding with a look at cashierless technology that is creeping into the UK retail sector.

Chinese optical-fibre cables face punitive EU tariff

Optical-fibre imported from China could face up to a 44% tariff after an EU investigation has supported allegations of state-backed distortion and dumping behaviours, and Deutsche Telekom isn’t happy.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: 5G, Meta and quarterlies

The crew is delighted to welcome another special guest in telecoms analyst Dean Bubley. After a ridiculously long introduction they finally get to the topic of 5G, specifically sorting the hype from the reality. Facebook recently decided to rename itself Meta, so they move on to discuss that and the concept pf the metaverse that it refers to, before concluding with a couple of highlights from quarterly earnings season.

Non-wireless business propels Nokia to improve outlook

Nokia slightly improved its full-year outlook after delivering a healthy quarter, driven mainly by its network infrastructure and licensing business groups, partly offset by weakness in the mobile networks business.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: China Mobile, Orange and Facebook

We’ve run out of guests for the time being so you’re just stuck with boring old Scott and Iain. They start by reviewing the latest 5G tender from China Mobile and what it might mean for the future of the global telecoms industry. Orange had a strategy day earlier in the week, which they both attended, so them move on to review that before concluded with the latest dramas around Facebook.

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