Archives: Interviews

The Telecoms.com Podcast: MWC, Huawei and state subsidies

It was déjà vu all over again this week as Ericsson and Nokia pulled out of the rescheduled Mobile World Congress 2021, to Iain and Scott start by looking at what this means for the show. They move on to an update on the legal and regulatory circus that surrounds Chinese kit vendor Huawei before concluding by discussing the pros and cons of throwing public money at private enterprise.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: trade press, telco economics and Apple

This week’s pod features an unprecedented remote guest. Paul Nolan from CC Group joins Iain and Scott to talk about a new study his company has done that concluded telecoms trade press is great. They move on to examine the broader economic trends in the industry, with a focus on a wave of redundancies, before concluding with a look at the growing antitrust pressure faced by Apple.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: mid-band 5G, US politics and patents

Pausing only to fantasise about what they’ll get up to once the lockdown lifts, Scott and Iain quickly get out of their depth discussing the technical pros and cons of mid-band 5G spectrum. Continuing to throw caution to the wind they wade into the murky world of US politics before concluding with a look at whether it matters who holds the most patents.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: tech monopolies, cloud and Huawei

The guys are delighted to have a new Bribe of the Week to announce on this week’s pod, which helps the conversation flow. They start by reviewing the growing menace of US tech giants, who operate near monopolies in many markets. That leads them on to the state of the European tech industry, especially from a cloudy perspective, before a review of the latest shenanigans from Huawei.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Broadband, Huawei and chips

Global geopolitics dominates this week’s pod, with Iain and Scott starting by discussing the overlooked fact that Chinese vendors are even more prominent in the fixed line telecoms market than they are in mobile. This topic wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Huawei, so they move on to a recent media briefing offered by its founder, before reviewing the global semiconductor drought and concluding, once more, with a Scott pet peeve.

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

With earnings season still well underway Iain and Scott start by reviewing Nokia’s numbers, which point to another lean year for its long-suffering investors. UK Parliament increasingly fancies its own chances in the telecoms sector and the guys move on to dissect its latest round of top tips, before concluding with a look at how Vodafone is managing to muddle along despite having no MPs in its executive team.

Huawei’s Jack Wang reflects on winning a Glotel award

At the recent Global Telecoms Awards, Huawei won the Project Delivery Perfection category for its work with partner with Sunrise Communications on optimizing its 5G network. In this video Jack Wang, President of Service and Software Marketing & Solution Department at Huawei, reflects on the special qualities of the project that contributed to it winning the award.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Ericsson, Rakuten and short selling

Scott persuades Iain to end his dry January two days early on this week’s pod, so the guys are nice and relaxed. They start by reflecting on Ericsson’s latest earnings and anticipate future challenges. One of those is OpenRAN, which leads into another look at Rakuten and its increasingly defensive attitude to the nascent tech. They conclude tangentially by discussing the recent short-selling drama instigated by a bunch of amateur investors on Reddit.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: FCC, OpenRAN and spectrum auctions

Iain and Scott start this week by looking at how the increasingly politicised US telecoms regulator, the FCC, will be affected by the change in government. As if to show it’s no less inclined to politicise telecoms, European operators joined forces to plead for state assistance with OpenRAN, which the guys discuss next, before concluding with a look at recent mobile spectrum auctions.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Public cloud, OpenRAN and towers

Week 2 of Lockdown 3 sees Scott and Iain open with another look at the pros and cons of the public cloud after watching AWS throw its weight around. They move on to OpenRAN, which is increasingly becoming a political football and conclude with an analysis of consolidation in the telecoms towers sector.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: US v China, UK fibre and lockdown moaning

The team is back after the Christmas break, but lockdown level 400 means they’re not allowed into the studio. They start with a recap of the latest aggro between the US and China, which has immediately picked up where it left off last year. Moving closer to home, they take a look at the political fuss being made over UK telecoms infrastructure, before concluding with an extended moan about starting the year in a state of lockdown.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: 6G, cloud and Facebook

In the final pod of a remarkable year the guys get straight into appropriately dystopian subject matter. They start by looking at plans for 6G to create a hive mind that anticipates your every need, before moving on to mulling how sensible it is to move all your technology into the public cloud and concluding with the US government’s absurd attempt to sue Facebook for being too successful.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: automation, industry metrics and OpenRAN

Scott and Iain worry about being replaced by machines and algorithms as they kick off this week’s pod by discussing automation. They move on to review some of the telecoms industry numbers being published as we get towards the end of the year, before concluding with a look at why Western governments are suddenly so keen on OpenRAN.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: digital economy, private networks and China

Vows to avoid going off on too many tangents are soon broken when Ian and Scott discuss the digital economy and attempted state interventions in it. The move on to private networks and specifically whether that’s where the 5G ROI is to be found, before reflecting on China’s deteriorating relationship with the rest of the world.

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.

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