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The Telecoms.com Podcast: 5G race, coronavirus and optical

No Jamie this week so Iain and Scott are joined by Ray from Light Reading, on what may well be his last ever appearance on the pod. They start by reviewing Iain’s investigation into the competing claims of 5G leadership among the big kit vendors. In a week in which the coronavirus outbreak was upgraded to a pandemic, they move on to discuss how it’s affecting the business world and then conclude with a look at how optical networks are now arguably more important than ever.

The impact of 5G on the secondary device market

Not only will 2020 see a huge number of 5G smartphone upgrades, it will also see hundreds of millions of used device trade-ins. In this interview, Alan Bentley, President, Global Strategy at Blancco will reflect on the extent of the used device deluge facing operators, OEMs and third party logistics providers in 2020 and the steps they must take to guarantee the best possible user experience and preserve data integrity.

F-Secure: Identity Theft Prevention

Tom Gaffney from F-Secure talks us through the phenomenon of Account Takeover, and its big brother, full blown ID Theft, why Europe is only now catching up with North America where such protection services have been mainstream for years, and why many of those existing ID Protection offerings out there are not as complete as we’d like to think. Find out more on www.f-secure.com/identity-protection

F-Secure: Connected Home Security

We’re all aware that the number of IoT devices in homes is increasing exponentially, from Smart speakers to connected cameras, and some of those things we already take for granted, like Smart TVs and Playstations, while simultaneously the debate around securing personal data in such a connected home is still raging. Steven talks about the risks and threats, and comes up with a surprisingly simple way for Operators to solve this conundrum at a stroke. Check out the interview and read more at www.f-secure.com/connected-home-security

The Telecoms.com Podcast: MWC fallout, CEO departures and satellites

Scott and Jamie are joined by returning special guest Paul Nolan from CC Group PR. They start by reviewing the business implications of the cancellation of MWC 2020 and what it might mean for future events. It was a tough week for telecoms industry CEOs and they move on to reflect on a couple of casualties, before concluding with a look at the growing interest in using satellites for mobile connectivity.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Nokia, ZTE and telecoms investment

The core team remained healthy enough for one more week to manage another pod. Presciently they start by discussing Nokia, which has plenty of stuff going on with it these days. They move on to ZTE, which is on the up thanks in part to taking Chinese market share from Nokia and conclude with a look at the investment climate around fixed-line infrastructure.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Huawei, coronavirus and Deutsche Telekom

The usual crew overcome various degrees of incapacitation to drag themselves into the studio this week. They start with a review of Huawei’s recent event in London that was originally intended as an MWC preview. They move on to other things the coronavirus outbreak has ruined, before concluding with a look at how Deutsche Telekom is doing.

Interview with Matthew Short of Omdia

In a video interview recorded before the cancellation of Mobile World Congress 2020 Matthew Short, Senior Research Director, Internet of Things at research firm Omdia, stresses the importance of security, with IoT set to explode following the introduction of 5G.

Interview with Paul Erickson of Omdia

In a video interview recorded before the cancellation of Mobile World Congress 2020 Paul Erickson, Senior Research Analyst, Service Provider Technologies at research firm Omdia, takes a look at how operators could make better use of the opportunities presented by video streaming platforms.

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.

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