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The Telecoms.com Podcast: Public cloud, OpenRAN and towers

Week 2 of Lockdown 3 sees Scott and Iain open with another look at the pros and cons of the public cloud after watching AWS throw its weight around. They move on to OpenRAN, which is increasingly becoming a political football and conclude with an analysis of consolidation in the telecoms towers sector.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: US v China, UK fibre and lockdown moaning

The team is back after the Christmas break, but lockdown level 400 means they’re not allowed into the studio. They start with a recap of the latest aggro between the US and China, which has immediately picked up where it left off last year. Moving closer to home, they take a look at the political fuss being made over UK telecoms infrastructure, before concluding with an extended moan about starting the year in a state of lockdown.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: 6G, cloud and Facebook

In the final pod of a remarkable year the guys get straight into appropriately dystopian subject matter. They start by looking at plans for 6G to create a hive mind that anticipates your every need, before moving on to mulling how sensible it is to move all your technology into the public cloud and concluding with the US government’s absurd attempt to sue Facebook for being too successful.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: automation, industry metrics and OpenRAN

Scott and Iain worry about being replaced by machines and algorithms as they kick off this week’s pod by discussing automation. They move on to review some of the telecoms industry numbers being published as we get towards the end of the year, before concluding with a look at why Western governments are suddenly so keen on OpenRAN.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: digital economy, private networks and China

Vows to avoid going off on too many tangents are soon broken when Ian and Scott discuss the digital economy and attempted state interventions in it. The move on to private networks and specifically whether that’s where the 5G ROI is to be found, before reflecting on China’s deteriorating relationship with the rest of the world.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: M&A, IoT and Huawei

Scott and Iain return to the studio with an extended rant about mergers and acquisitions, which encompasses Brexit, dodgy French accents and US media bias. They move onto IoT and its competing LPWAN technologies, having both attended a Zoom discussion on the matter, before concluding with the inevitable Huawei round-up.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: 6G, antitrust and Huawei

Turns out the lockdown is a bit more chilled this time, so no Zoom pod, you’ll be pleased to hear. Iain and Scott start by looking at the state of 6G, such as it is, and the reasons it’s already being spoken about. That leads on to discussion of some of the antitrust heat being experienced by US tech giants before they conclude with the traditional update on the Huawei saga.

Global Telecoms Awards 2020 Online Event

Organised by Telecoms.com, the Global Telecoms Awards (GLOTEL AWARDS) recognize innovation and excellence from any company involved in advancing and transforming today’s telecoms industry.

This year’s much-anticipated winners were announced on the 6th November during a special online event hosted by Telecoms.com Editorial Director Scott Bicheno.

So get comfortable, sit back and enjoy the awards ceremony as we celebrate the very best of the telecoms industry in 2020.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: US election, OpenRAN and Huawei

On the eve of another UK lockdown, the lads rush into the office to get one last studio pod out. They can’t resist reflecting on the US general election that has just taken place but has yet to yield a clear winner. With just three days of news to draw from they retreat to the familiar ground of OpenRAN and Huawei, both of which are also heavily politicised matters.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Nokia, Section 230 and Ericsson

In what could be the last studio pod for a few weeks, Scott brings in a couple of bottles of wine to ensure the conversation with Iain flows nicely. They start with a review of Nokia’s quarterly earnings, which laid bare the challenge faced by its new CEO. They move on to a piece of US law called Section 230 that means internet platforms aren’t liable for the content they publish and conclude with a look at Ericsson’s first, tentative, foray into OpenRAN.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Quarterlies, China and OpenRAN

Iain and Scott laugh in the face of both viral peril and crumbling sound-proofing to once more to bring you a studio pod. They start with a review of the latest quarterly earnings announcements from Ericsson and Huawei. This inevitably leads on to a discussion of the China situation, which continues to develop rapidly, and the guys conclude with an analysis of recent news concerning OpenRAN.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: US tech giants, Apple, public cloud

Scott and Iain show their selfless devotion to podcasting by donning their face masks and trekking into the studio once more. They start by looking at a couple of stories illustrating the increasing conflict between giant US tech companies and the state. Sticking with big tech, they move on to compare notes on the latest Apple iPhone launch and conclude by discussing Nokia’s decision to move its tech infrastructure into the Google public cloud.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Nokia, Huawei and OpenRAN

Iain and Scott dodge the impending lockdown once more to pod in person. They start with a look at Nokia’s improved 5G fortunes and what that says about their competitors. One of the biggest is Huawei, but its days in Europe seem numbered, the evidence for which is what the guys move on to, before concluding with a look at how companies focusing on OpenRAN technology are being valued.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: China, 5G and telco cloud

Braving pre-lockdown London once more, Iain and Scott make it into the studio for the second week in a row. They start by reviewing all the geopolitical mucking about involving China and the US, as it affects the telecoms world. They move on to 5G, specifically the launch of Rakuten’s version and conclude with a look at the latest developments in the public cloud for telcos.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Huawei, OpenRAN and MWC

After a long summer delay, the Telecoms.com podcast returns refreshed and ready for action, albeit minus one podder. Scott and Iain start as they left off a couple of months ago by looking at the latest drama around the hounding of Huawei by the US. They move on to chart the rapid progress being made by the OpenRAN movement, thanks largely to Rakuten and conclude by considering the prospects for Mobile World Congress 2021.

Huawei in Europe, towers and India

The usual team are together for probably the last time, but you’ll have to watch the pod to find out why. They start by talking about Huawei for a change, specifically its prospects in the rest of Europe. The move on to the surprisingly exciting world of towers and passive infrastructure, before concluding with the latest from the increasingly dysfunctional Indian telecoms market.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Huawei, 6G and data privacy

The guys brave pestilent London once more, in their quest for podcasting perfection. The UK decision to ban Huawei from its 5G networks made that the unavoidable lead topic, before our intrepid podders move on to pontificate about 6G and conclude by considering the implications of a European Court ruling in the transfer of data to the US.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: swapping out, Open RAN and Softbank

Aaand they’re back in the room. Four months and 15 pods since the last one, the team are finally reunited in the studio. They start by exploring claims about how much it costs to swap out telecoms equipment, move on to the latest deployments around the Open RAN movement and conclude with a review of Softbank’s performance as a venture capitalist.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Huawei, broadband and ad boycott

On what may be the final remote-recorded podcast, the team decided to get the inevitable Huawei segment out of the way first this week, with a look at its dwindling prospects in the UK. They move on to review recent moves around broadband and fibre investment and conclude with a look at the growing trend towards corporate activism as expressed through a Facebook advertising boycott.

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Polls

What role will consumers expect telcos to play when COVID-19 is behind us?

  • As a reliable utility similar to the role they have managed to play during the pandemic (45%, 13 Votes)
  • Rolling out new technologies and services to support new customer behaviours (28%, 8 Votes)
  • Turning special service offerings during the pandemic into standard offerings (17%, 5 Votes)
  • As a digital platform that they have struggled to change into since the pre-COVID times (10%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 19

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