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The Telecoms.com Podcast: Live, Latin fibre and telco AI

This week’s pod features the usual suspects but in a novel environment, the lobby of the Montcalm Marble Arch hotel. Our intrepid podders were between events, having just finished the inaugural Telecoms.com LIVE event with the Glotel Awards evening to come. They start with a recap of the event, move on to fibre innovation in Latin America and conclude with a review of the recent Telco AI Summit event.

LIVE interview: Rosalind Singleton, UK5G Chair

At the recent Telecoms.com LIVE event we spoke to the Chair of the UK 5G Advisory Board, Rosalind Singleton, about how the incentives for UK infrastructure investment could be improved.

LIVE interview: Greg Mesch, CEO, CityFibre

At the recent Telecoms.com LIVE event we spoke to CityFibre CEO Greg Mesch to get his perspective on the current state of UK telecoms infrastructure and what could be done to improve it.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Smartphone numbers, India and Fitbit

The pod A-team of Jamie, Iain and Scott are back together this week and they start with a look at the latest global smartphone shipment numbers and specifically Huawei’s extraordinary performance. Conversation moves onto the ongoing soap-opera that is the Indian telecoms market before concluding with analysis of Google’s decision to buy wearables specialist Fitbit.

Interview: Andreas Morawietz, Giesecke & Devrient

Andreas Morawietz, Head of Product Management for eSIM Management Solutions and SIM Convergence at Giesecke & Devrient, spoke to the e-SIM Connect team about developments in the eSIM market.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: UK coverage, monetizing 5G and Nokia

Scott and Iain from Light Reading are joined by returning special guest, telecoms analyst William Webb this week. They start by looking at the latest coverage aspirations for the UK market, move on to look at how much progress the industry is making towards monetizing 5G now that it has been launched and conclude with an analysis of Nokia’s latest earnings announcement.

Broadband World Forum 2019 video review

Jamie chats to Ray from Light Reading at the recent Broadband World Forum event in Amsterdam as the two of them reflect on the key themes of the show.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Q3 numbers, BBWF and new iPhone

Pierre’s back, which means the pod is too. Scott once more the filling in a Light Reading sandwich, joined as he is by Iain and Ray. After some extensive plugging they start by reviewing some Q3 earnings numbers, then Iain and Ray report from the recent Broadband World Forum event before they conclude with an ad hoc review of Iain’s new iPhone.

Qualcomm’s Future of 5G event: Durga Malladi

At Qualcomm’s recent Future of 5G event in San Diego we spoke to Durga Malladi, SVP and GM of 4G/5G at Qualcomm, who talked us through the 5G development and roll-out timeline, as well as highlighting some key features of the technology currently available.

Qualcomm’s Future of 5G event: Dino Flore

At Qualcomm’s recent Future of 5G event in San Diego we spoke to Dino Flore, Head of Technology and Product for Qualcomm in Europe, who gave us an overview of how 5G has progressed in the European region in the past year and where it’s headed.

Qualcomm’s Future of 5G event: Jeff Lorbeck

At Qualcomm’s recent Future of 5G event we spoke to Jeff Lorbeck, GM of IoT at Qualcomm, who talked us through Qualcomm’s IoT strategy and gave an overview of where the sector is headed.

Qualcomm’s Future of 5G event: Rahul Patel

At Qualcomm’s recent Future of 5G event we spoke to Rahul Patel, SVP and GM of Connectivity and Networking at Qualcomm, about the importance of Wi-Fi 6 and how it complements 5G.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: KPN, 5G Core Summit, Huawei

Scott is joined by Iain and Wei in this last podcast for a few weeks because producer Pierre has better things to do. They start by reflecting on the soap opera at KPN in which they pulled the plug on their new CEO before she had even started. They move on to a review of the recent 5G Core Summit event before concluding with a look at some rare good news for Huawei.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Automotive, edge and Huawei smartphones

Iain returns to join Scott this week and they welcome special guest Paul Myles, Editor of TU Automotive. They start by looking at the connected car from both the telecoms and car industry perspectives, before moving on to a discussion of the growing importance of mobile edge computing. To conclude they question why anyone would buy a Huawei Android smartphone now that they’re not supported by Google.

If operators want to own the edge they need to be decisive and brave

At the recent Edge Computing Congress event in London Telecoms.com Editor Scott Bicheno discussed the main talking points from the keynotes with Light Reading Editor Ray Le Maistre. A central theme was the opportunity telcos have to own the edge infrastructure, but the window is small so they need to act quickly and be prepared to take risks in order to get the rewards.

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