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Comviva discusses NextGen marketing technologies for telcos

At Mobile World Congress 2022 we spoke to Greg Armstrong, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer, Consumer Value Solutions at Comviva Technologies. He discussed about how their NextGen MobiLytix Marketing Studio is meeting Telcos marketing objectives and much more.

Intracom Telecom innovations @ MWC Barcelona 2022

During MWC Barcelona 2022 Intracom Telecom presented its technological innovations on the 28 GHz FDD hub radio WiBAS™ G5 dual-BS and on the 24/26/27/28 GHz TDD hub radio WiBAS™ G5 smart-BS that enhance the density of subscribers and the speed of connection. The company also demonstrated a new ground-breaking 30 Gbps E-Band radio using a single 2 GHz channel, the UltraLink™-XR80 that is ideal for use in 5G-era RAN xHaul use cases.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Live from MWC 2022

This special episode of the pod was recorded on the Orange stand at Mobile World Congress 2022 so, technically, it’s not ‘live’ but you know what we mean. Scott decides to tag-team three guests and starts by chatting to Phillipe Lucas of Orange to get his impressions of this first full version of the show for three years. That line of conversation is carried over to friend of the Pod Mary Clark and then Telecoms.com Deputy Editor Andrew Wooden, with Iain Morris of Light Reading apparently having better things to do than turn up.

Tecnotree Launches B2B2X Ecosystem Revenue Monetisation Platform in Nigeria for 60 Million Subscribers

The multi-experience partner ecosystem offering aims to create lifestyle bundles of content, applications and connectivity through a pre-integrated digital partner ecosystem for global, local and glocal high-demand and hyper growth sectors. The platform will attract leading partners across different sectors such as education, entertainment, gaming, sports, health and wellness, to enter Nigeria and using direct customer billing to convert ecosystem partners into instant revenue generators across enterprise and consumer segments.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: MWC 2022 preview

After being blown off course by hurricane Dave last week, the lads return for a special episode devoted to anticipating the major themes of Mobile World Congress next week. Inevitably 5G will dominate, with the pandemic-induced three-year gap between shows offering the opportunity to reflect on progress made over that time. Not many people were talking about OpenRAN and public cloud at MWC 19, but those technologies will be prominent this year, so they anticipate those chats too.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Consolidation, 6G and online safety

The lads start this week’s pod by looking forward to the full return of Mobile World Congress, while lamenting the amount of Covid-related aggro they will have to endure to attend. The main item for discussion is consolidation in the telecoms industry, its probability and desirability. They move on to ask whether 6G is even necessary and conclude with a look at the UK government’s desire to police online speech.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Nokia, X2 and Big Tech

The middle of quarterlies season gives the lads plenty of corporate arcana to bang on about in this week’s pod. They start by reviewing Nokia’s numbers and what they say about the progress the Finnish kit vendor is making in its strategic turnaround. Iain then takes things even deeper into the weeds by introducing a technology Scott had never heard of that could have a major impact on the OpenRAN movement, before they conclude with a look at the fortunes of US Big Tech companies and what they mean for the broader economy.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Ericsson, Sigfox and Spotify

No guest but a new studio for this week’s pod as the lads move down the road. Pausing only for customary reflections on the state of the rona, they start by dissecting Ericsson’s latest numbers and what they tell us about the company’s direction of travel. They move on to reflect on the apparent demise of IoT company Sigfox before concluding with a look at the latest attempt to censor podcaster Joe Rogan by attacking Spotify, which publishes him.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: OpenRAN, 5G C-band and metaverse

We’re delighted to welcome our first guest of the year in John Baker of Mavenir. His company is a major player in the OpenRAN scene so we spend the majority of the pod chatting about that, during which Scott and Iain challenge John to justify the hype around it. They eventually move on to look at the silliness going on in the US to do with the C-band spectrum and conclude with the latest on the metaverse, which threatens to take over our lives.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: OpenRAN, roaming and Huawei

After an extended break due to Christmas and Omicron, the lads are back in the studio. They start with an assessment of the Rona situation as we start the year and what that means for MWC. The main segments have a forward-looking feel, starting with a look at the prospects for OpenRAN and specifically Rakuten’s role in it. They move on to discuss the dilemma UK operators face regarding the reintroduction of roaming charges before concluding with a look at Huawei’s prospects.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: UK OpenRAN, public cloud and VMO2

As the shadow of Omicron lockdowns looms, only a midday G&T can save the day. Unapologetically, Iain and Scott start by discussing OpenRAN once more, this time because the UK government has been banging on about it. They move on to another favourite in the form of the public cloud, after AWS suffered an outage in the US, and conclude by drinking to Virgin Media O2’s latest achievement.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: OpenRAN, chips and big tech

Pausing only to reflect on the latest rona drama and a top night out with Huawei, the lads revert back to the hot topic of OpenRAN to kick off this week’s pod. They then move on to the semiconductor sector, which grows more central to the global economy with every passing day, before concluding with a look at the latest moan from operators for big tech to contribute to the cost of networks.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Ericsson, Orange and eco masts

There’s a downbeat start to this week’s pod as Scott battles the elements, infirmity, and portentous news. The Hazy Jane soon works its magic, however and they commence with a look at Ericsson’s biggest ever acquisition. Operator boardroom shenanigans provide the next topic before they conclude with a look at Vodafone’s bid to free itself from the electrical grid.

Global Telecoms Awards 2021 winners event

Once more, exceptional circumstances prevented us from hosting a live Glotel Awards event this year. Instead Telecoms.com Editor Scott Bicheno invited comedian Geoff Norcott into the studio to talk telecoms and announce the winners on video. The event was first broadcast on the afternoon of 23 November 2021 and this is the recording of it. We hope you’ll enjoy it and look forward to hopefully returning to the live format next year.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: OpenRAN, Ericsson and retail tech

Scott embarks on his second recording of the day, having shot the Glotel Awards vid previously. The lads are compelled to lead with OpenRAN once more, because that’s what was going on again that week, specifically European operators using it as a pretext to beg for state cash. They move on to talk about Ericsson, which launched some software that promises to play nice with OpenRAN before concluding with a look at cashierless technology that is creeping into the UK retail sector.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: OpenRAN, broadband and Google

Both the lads are a bit worse for wear after a proper session with BT the previous day. They start by reviewing the professional pretext for the sesh, which was to talk OpenRAN, as was Iain’s trip to Paris the day before that. UK fibre once more made the news this week, but the middle segment was rebranded ‘broadband’ to avoid repetition, and they conclude with a look at how Google’s legal team fared recently.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Huawei, fibre and C-band

Just Scott and Iain this week as the pod’s run of special guests runs dry for now. They start by taking a more in-depth look at the current state of play at Huawei, especially its consumer division and fixed-line fortunes. The latter topic leads to a broader discussion of the current state of play in the fibre market, before they conclude with a look at a strange story concerning C-band spectrum in the US.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: 5G, Meta and quarterlies

The crew is delighted to welcome another special guest in telecoms analyst Dean Bubley. After a ridiculously long introduction they finally get to the topic of 5G, specifically sorting the hype from the reality. Facebook recently decided to rename itself Meta, so they move on to discuss that and the concept pf the metaverse that it refers to, before concluding with a couple of highlights from quarterly earnings season.

CXO Dialogue: Lead Digital Transformation in Africa with Platform Stickiness

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