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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.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: core network, Huawei and Facebook boycott

The usual crew brave a British heatwave to struggle through another pod for you, dear listener. They start with a review of some developments around the core of the mobile network and the emerging open ecosystem. Inevitably they move on to Huawei, which continues to expand its presence in the UK, despite everything, and conclude with growing calls to boycott social media giant Facebook unless it censors its users more.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Nokia, Huawei and social media censorship

After a brief delay, the usual crew returns to give you your essential fix of telecoms banter. They start by reviewing various bits of Nokia news and what they may say about the fortunes of the company. A similar investigation follows into Huawei news, with the broader geopolitical context thrown into the mix and they conclude by discussing Scott’s bugbear of social media censorship in the light of a few recent developments.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Huawei UK, China and facial recognition

An eventful week started with Huawei communicating directly with the UK population, so the lockdown crew start by reviewing that story. They move on to the latest developments in the great geopolitical arm-wrestle between China and the US and conclude with a look at the attitude of some tech companies to how their facial recognition technology is being used.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: NEC, Balkanisation and India

Iain’s back in the team this week after a well-earned rest and he starts by explaining why NEC is in the telecoms news all of a sudden. They move on to the tech industry megatrend of Balkanisation, with countries striving for self-reliance, and conclude with an update on the Indian telecoms market.

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