Archives: Interviews

The Telecoms.com Podcast: MWC cancelled, Ericsson and India

A muted and sombre pod from the usual suspects this week, coming as it did just days after Mobile World Congress 2020 had been cancelled. They start by reflecting on that, before moving on to an Ericsson event intended as an event preview, but which went ahead regardless. They conclude with a look at the Indian mobile market, which is in danger of becoming a monopoly.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Coronavirus, Balkanisation and Vodafone

Jamie’s watching the rugby so Wei is promoted from the bench to join Iain and Scott this week. They start by discussing the coronavirus outbreak and the effect it may have on the imminent MWC trade show. This leads naturally to the threat of the telecoms industry becoming Balkanised as the US and China vie for supremacy and they conclude with a look at a few developments from Vodafone.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Brexit, Huawei, and ORAN

Jamie and Scott are joined by super-sub Ray in a pod recorded on Brexit day. So they decided to start with a look at the roaming implications of Brexit between the UK and the rest of Europe, before moving on to good old Huawei, with a review of the announcement on its involvement in the UK’s 5G networks and concluding with an examination of ORAN as a potential solution to vendor drama.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Orange, content and Huawei

With Scott manning the Spanish office this week, TMT Analyst Paolo Pescatore takes the opportunity to get an easy ride from Jamie and Iain. They start with their thoughts on the latest cunning plan to come from operator group Orange, move on to the highly competitive and fast-moving SVoD market and conclude, as they so often do, with the latest on the gift that keeps on giving that is Huawei.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Open RAN, Europe and US convergence

Iain, Jamie and Scott start this week’s pod by talking about the Open RAN initiative, which they insist is more exciting than it sounds. They move on to Europe and its adoption of an increasingly provocative stance towards the US over 5G and conclude by congratulating US operator Verizon on finally getting the convergence memo.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: CES, Huawei and farmers

The core podding crew return after a scandalous month of inactivity, refreshed by festive jaunts around southern Britain. They start by looking at such telecoms news as there was from CES, move on to the latest developments regarding the political football that is Huawei and conclude with an obscure dispute between telcos and Northern Irish farmers.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: year in review

Only Scott and Iain were around this week so they decided to look back on the year in telecoms over a few beers. The main story was 5G, of course, and they discuss whether or not it was worth the wait. Either way it has fast become a political football, so they spend the second half of the pod reflecting on the effect politics had on the telecoms industry in 2019.

Huawei winning at the GLOTELs 2019

At the GLOTEL 2019 awards dinner, Ahmad Bilal from Huawei talked about their award-winning automation initiative (AUTIN) and how it helps telcos to improve and innovate automation services.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: media, edge and cunning plans

This week’s podcast is brought to you from the Ritz Carlton Vienna, where Scott attended the Light Reading Executive Summit and roped Phil and Iain from LR into doing a pod with him. They start by discussing where operators should get involved in media, move on to whether they should get into bed with AWS over the mobile edge and conclude by wondering whether or not they have a cunning plan at all.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: private networks, SI competition and Huawei

Jamie takes the helm this week as the filling in a Light Reading sandwich completed by Ray and Iain. They start by reflecting on the Private Networks in the 5G Era event they all recently attended, which naturally leads to a discussion of whether systems integrators are allies or competitors to operators in this space and others. To finish off Jamie dares to tackle the topic of Huawei allegedly suing people who say things it doesn’t like.

AfricaCom interview: Ericsson, 5G and Africa

At the recent AfricaCom event we spoke to Chafic Traboulsi, Head of Networks for Ericsson, Middle East and Africa. The main topic of conversation was a look at the challenges and opportunities associated with the roll out of 5G across the African continent.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: AT&T, India and 5G races

Jamie buys Iain a birthday present of half a bottle of manky, generic Scotch and Scott joins them in welcoming the hair of the dog after big nights out for all. They gather themselves long enough to start with a look at AT&T’s tendency to get carried away with its marketing, then move on to the car crash that is the Indian telecoms market and conclude with a discussion of whether or not it matters who has the most 5G deal wins.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: ‘Free’ broadband, AfricaCom and OpenRAN

We’re back in the studio this week after Scott, Jamie and Iain have returned from their travels. Scott starts by reviewing the UK Labour party’s plans to nationalise the broadband network if they win the election. Then Jamie reviews the talking points from his visit to the AfricaCom event in Cape Town and Iain concludes by reporting on Vodafone’s big OpenRAN announcement at the TIP Summit in Amsterdam.

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.

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