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The Telecoms.com Podcast: Rakuten Mobile, Big 5G Event and Ericsson

The lads are delighted to welcome special guest Geoff Hollingworth, CMO of Rakuten Symphony, this week. Unsurprisingly they start by discussing all things Rakuten, including its entry into mobile and the creation of Symphony. Everyone on the pod except Scott was at the Big 5G Event in the US last week so they move on to a review of that, before finishing with a quick look at the latest Ericsson news.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: BT Sport, mmWave and Russia

No guest this week but we do have a special member of the audience this as the Telecoms.com empire continues to grow. The guys start by looking at BT’s latest attempt to rescue its sport division and what that says about telcos betting on content. They move on to ponder the matter of how useful millimetre wave spectrum is before concluding with a look at the effect Russia sanctions are having on the industry.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Adtran, optical and the fibre market

Time discipline is restored this week by the presence of another grown-up guest and the absence of beer. We’re delighted to welcome Ronan Kelly, CTO of Adtran, and get straight into his day job that focuses on fixed-line networking kit. This inevitably leads to an exploration of the arcane world of optical technology and concludes with a look at the current state of play of the global fibre market.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Twitter, Nokia and the edge

All pretence at time discipline is abandoned this week as the lads break the two-hour mark despite not even having a guest. The main reason for this is the decision to lead with Twitter, which opens up several other cans of worms. They eventually move on to Nokia, which recently announced its latest numbers, and conclude by trying to work out what the point of edge computing is.

Interview with Julia Lopez MP

In partnership with the Open RAN World event, Telecoms.com interviewed Julia Lopez MP, who is also the Minister of State for Media, Data, and Digital Infrastructure. The conversation focused on the UK government’s role in supporting and catalysing the domestic Open RAN market, as well as public policy regarding telecoms infrastructure in general.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: BT, 5G and streaming

The lads are delighted to welcome special guest Neil McRae to the pod this week, who is no less than the Chief Architect for BT. They start by exploring what such a grown-up job title entails, in the process learning a fair bit about what makes BT tick from a strategic point of view. That naturally leads onto topics like Open RAN and 5G, including concerns about the latter not being all its cracked up to be, before they conclude with a look at difficulties faced by some major streaming services.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Ericsson, M&A and Twitter

Both Iain and Scott were carrying bugs when this was recorded but it will take more than that to keep them from their podding duties. They start by reflecting on Ericsson’s quarterly earnings announcement, specifically concerning the trouble the company is in regarding its historical activities in Iraq. Rumours of a Vodafone UK acquisition yield a chat about telco M&A before they conclude with the then breaking news of Elon Musk bidding to buy the whole of Twitter.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: 5G NR, backhaul and metaverse

Scott manages to limp in for an episode with just Iain and, of course, Pierre this week. They start by devoting a whole segment to 5G New Radio, questioning whether it’s all it’s cracked up to be. They move on to the often overlooked matter of backhaul and what it means for one operator to be dependent on another for that sort of thing, before concluding with a look at plans to develop a metaverse for kids.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: decentralization, deglobalization and Huawei

We’re delighted to welcome special guest Maria Lema of Weaver Labs this week. Maria’s company develops software designed to decentralize the whole process of accessing network services, using some of the principles and technologies associated with the evolution of Web3, which prompts lots of conversational tangents. They eventually get around to a couple of items from the week’s news, specifically the affect of the use of sanctions on globalization and Huawei’s recent annual report.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Russia, T-Mobile US and nothing

Iain was knackered after a half marathon when we recorded this pod as was Pierre’s audio mixer, which gave up an hour or so into the recording. Nonetheless the lads manage to open with another look at the Russia/Ukraine conflict as it affects the telecoms business, before moving on to discuss the latest update from T-Mobile US. The final segment would have been called Nothing, appropriately, but you’ll never know what we said.

5G – where were we 5 years ago and where are we today? Enrico Salvatori, Qualcomm, talks about an important moment for the role of digital in the new design of automotive technologies

5G, combined with AI, will be transformative in many industry sectors, but one area adopting this kind of technology particularly rapidly is automotive. Qualcomm aims to deliver in the three domains of digital chassis – connectivity and telematics, cockpit technology and autonomous design and thus enable the optimisation of performance. Expanding the parameters of connectivity is today’s reality and dramatically improves the user experience, ensuring consumers can get the same experience inside their car that they do on their smartphone. This will be the next step forward.

Enrico Salvatori, Qualcomm, delves deeper into both the evolution and future of 5G, and highlights the connected intelligent edge as a key component for success

As Qualcomm continues to increase its stake in the 5G game, Enrico Salvatori, , SVP & President, Qualcomm Europe/MEA QUALCOMM Europe, Inc. Italy Branch Office, discusses how Qualcomm will be focussing on phase two of 5G’s evolution. Now that objects can be interconnected, true evolution and digital transformation requires intelligence to be given to the devices, with end-to-end connectivity of applications and services to the cloud – otherwise known as connected intelligent edge. Edge itself will be a critical to achieving low latency, real-time and security.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Network slicing, Rakuten and online safety bill

The lads are full of the joys of spring, despite everything, this week. They start by reflecting on a Vodafone event they both attended, at which network slicing was a major theme, and question what the point of it is. Iain takes the lead for the middle segment, having written a couple of pieces about Japanese trailblazer Rakuten, before they conclude with the inevitable Scott bugbear, this time the UK online safety bill.

Etiya highlights @MWC Barcelona 2022

As a software company that provides customer experience focused AI-driven digital transformation, Etiya was @MWC Barcelona, and we spoke to Apostolos Kallis CCO, Etiya. He underlined how they can help telcos to monetize their 5G investments and improve their transformation process by creating the best CX.

Accelerating Intelligent Operations: China Unicom and Huawei win GLOTEL Best Digital Transformation Project Award

China Unicom and Huawei accelerate digital operations transformation together, which brings automation and intelligence to every step of the daily operation and maintenance to deliver higher quality and efficiency, and helping operators move towards Zero Service Impact, Zero Touch NOC and Zero Code Development. The project was recognized with the Best Digital Transformation Project Award at the GLOTEL Awards.

Why are MNOs drawn to the enterprise market?

IoT roaming and A2P messaging are driving mobile operators’ focus towards the enterprise market, creating new business opportunities and incremental revenue. Learn more from Howard Stevens, TOMIA CEO.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: MWC, Ericsson and Ukraine

We’re back in the studio and reunited with Iain this week. Seeing as they weren’t able to pod together at the show, the lads start with a recap of Mobile World Congress. They move on to talk about the awkward situation Ericsson has found itself in over its historical activities in Iraq before concluding with a look at the implications for the telecoms industry in the Ukraine conflict.

Comviva discusses the latest developments in the Digital BSS space

We spoke to Jens Voigt, Head of Product Management – BlueMarble Solutions, Comviva Technologies, at Mobile World Congress 2022. He explained the importance of modern business support systems being agile, flexible and modularized, among many other related topics.

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