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Live from MWC 2019

2/26/2019
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Scott, Jamie and Iain take a moment to report from a bar in the middle of the Fira at Mobile World Congress 2019. They reflect on the biggest underlying themes of the show – spoiler alert: it’s 5G innit – and compare notes on their experiences, both during the days and long into the nights. As if that alone isn’t all the pod action you could ask for, they also get special guests Bengt Nordstrom and Mary Clark involved.

Duration:00:44:18

MWC 2019 preview

2/21/2019
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This special episode of the pod was shot early so you can all listen to it on the plane to Barcelona for Mobile World Congress 2019. The regular team is joined by special guest Paul Nolan of CC Group to give us a perspective from the many, many years he has been attending. They compare thoughts on the show itself and then discuss what are likely to be the major themes of the show, including 5G phones and the mounting aggro between the US and China that Europe is stuck in the middle of.

Duration:00:58:55

Huawei, 6G and smartphones

2/17/2019
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It wouldn’t be a 2019 Telecoms.com podcast without a fair bit of chat about Huawei so the guys decide to get it out of the way first this week. Then, just for a laugh, they decide to have a go at 6G even though 5G hasn’t even got going yet and we’ll let you decide whether or not that was a good idea. With MWC nearly upon us they conclude with a look at the smartphone market and wonder if it will ever surprise us again.

Duration:00:45:46

Europe, Huawei, O-RAN and Legere

2/10/2019
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The guys can’t resist talking about Europe, with the Brexit moment of truth fast approaching, and debate whether one consequence of it will a return to the bad old days of roaming charges and bill shock. They move on, inevitably, to Huawei and its ongoing drama, before concluding with a look at the growing O-RAN Alliance and the unique qualities of T-Mobile US boss John Legere.

Duration:00:53:26

Huawei, Nokia and GDPR

2/3/2019
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Everyone’s favourite, award-winning, telecoms industry podcast is back with the usual suspects wearing the effects of the inaugural Telecoms.com Meetup the previous night. Inevitably Huawei leads the agenda once more, with the US accusing it of a bunch of crimes and misdemeanours, and Jamie has a juicy conspiracy theory to share. They move onto Nokia’s quarterly numbers and its disappointing market outlook before concluding with a look at developments in GDPR enforcement.

Duration:00:55:21

Ericsson, Huawei and Vodafone

1/27/2019
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With everyone belatedly getting their acts together, the boys are back in town for the first pod of the year. They delayed long enough to hit the start of quarterly earnings season and Scott starts with a look at Ericsson’s numbers. That eventually leads to discussion of Huawei’s latest geopolitical challenges, with it braving the elements at Davos to plead for reason. Jamie and Iain conclude with a look at Vodafone’s numbers and some potential existential challenges.

Duration:00:56:16

2019, digital media and coffee mishaps

12/16/2018
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The last pod of the year sees Scott and Jamie joined by special guest Ed Barton from analyst firm Ovum. Ed starts by looking ahead to next year from a digital media perspective, including a look at the trend of telecoms companies trying to buy their way into content. They move onto a look at a Nokia managing to have a great week without doing anything and conclude with reflections on the rise of digital censorship. Along the way Jamie manages to pour coffee all over himself, which is amusing.

Duration:00:52:04

Cloud, Huawei, 5G phones and Orange

12/6/2018
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In this special pod recorded on location in Portugal Scott is outnumbered by no less than three Light Reading hacks, including a first appearance from US editor Phil Harvey. They start by reviewing what little they’re allowed to discuss from the highly confidential 2020 Vision summit that brought them there, before reflecting the big telecoms news of the week concerning Huawei’s misfortunes. Scott then reflects on the imminence of the first 5G smartphones and Iain tells us about his lunch...

Duration:00:41:14

Diversification, consolidation and aggravation

12/2/2018
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The core team of Jamie, Iain and Scott are beck in town and they start by mulling over the faltering attempts of by operators to diversify away from their core business in the endless search for margin and growth. That moves them seamlessly onto the topic of operator consolidation and what is the optimal number of MNOs. Elsewhere suspicion of Chinese kit vendors remains the story that keeps on giving and Iain reckons there may be trouble ahead for 5G.

Duration:00:27:19

Africa, Italia, UK and US

11/18/2018
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A globetrotting podcast this week features Ray from Light Reading as Scott’s only conversational partner, but since he equates to at least two regular pundits that’s fine. They discuss the recent AfricaCom event in Cape Town, before moving onto the latest corporate shenanigans at Telecom Italia, which unhelpfully took place between the recording and publication of this podcast. They conclude with a look at EE and Virgin Media getting in trouble with Ofcom and Oracle trying to buy its way...

Duration:00:30:39

Glotels 2018 special

11/11/2018
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The Telecoms.com and Light Reading teams put in a quick quarter of an hour at the end of the Global Telecoms Awards 2018 because none of them felt like coming in the next day. They reflect on a top night featuring the hilarious Russell Kane before recapping on some of the events they had attended that week. There are also impromptu guest appearances featuring Liz from sales and Analyst Paolo Pescatore.

Duration:00:14:02

Broadband, 5G and Q3 numbers

10/28/2018
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The usual suspects assemble once more in order to record their incoherent ramblings for your pleasure. They have all been travelling, with Jamie and Iain recalling their experiences at the Broadband World Forum event in Berlin, which included reckless consumption of absinthe. Scott, meanwhile, schlepped all the way over to Hong Kong in order to hang out with Qualcomm and talk incessantly about 5G. They conclude with a look both at the latest numbers served up by the big kit vendors and also...

Duration:00:55:21

Innovation, OTTs and the smart home

10/14/2018
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Scott and Jamie are joined by special guest Mary Clark – CMO of Synchronoss – this week. Playing to some of Mary’s many strengths they focus on the relationship between operators and their customers, especially in the areas of product innovation and customer experience. Mary offers insights into how this stuff gets discussed at the top table and the challenges involved. They conclude with a look at the smart home as a battleground between operators and OTTs for access to the consumer.

Duration:00:59:39

Cheeky China, real 5G and net neutrality

10/7/2018
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Jamie, Ian and Scott take a look at the emerging story regarding allegations that some tech kit coming out of China contains a tiny chip which enables some degree of espionage. Everyone involved in the report is denying it but someone must be lying. On that note the debate moves on to what constitutes a genuine 5G launch as opposed to the many ‘5G firsts’ being claimed by late-stage trials. They conclude with a look at the continued dispute in the US over net neutrality regulations and other...

Duration:00:50:44

Vodafone, NB-IoT and so much more

9/30/2018
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It’s back to the usual suspects this week, with Jamie and Iain reflecting on their recent visit to Vodafone’s HQ for an update about what the operator group has been up to. Among the highlights were a holographic communications demo that even managed to impress Jamie. A number of other topics come up including, God help us, 6G, before they move onto the growing momentum behind the NB-IoT LPWAN standard and why we should care. The pod concludes with a spot of globe trotting, which includes...

Duration:00:50:18

AI, UIs and WTF

9/23/2018
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Another special episode this week as Scott and Wei visit the Ovum Digital Futures summit and are joined by Analyst Ed Barton. They have the bright idea of starting the recording outside, which not only results in a regrettable amount of wind noise but also tiresome bureaucratic interference (after 10 minutes), both of which are resolved by a move inside. In keeping with the theme of the event the three of them discuss trends in media consumption, the role of artificial intelligence in...

Duration:00:31:47

5G, IoT and Apple iPhone

9/16/2018
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The pod has a special guest this week in the form of Telecoms Consultant William Webb, who joins Scott along with the no-less special Iain Morris of Light Reading. They start by noting that, even by recent standards, the 5G hype reached hysterical levels in the build up to MWC Americas. They move on to IoT and contemplate whether operators are even capable of moving up the value stack, before concluding with a look at the new iPhone and the significant of Apple supporting e-SIM.

Duration:01:02:18

Puzzling times

9/9/2018
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Jamie and Scott are joined by Ray from Light Reading, who kicks things off by analysing why the big telecoms vendors seem to be stepping up their M&A activity – spoiler alert: it’s all about automation and being cloud-native. Conversation moves seamlessly on to the jigsaw puzzle that is 5G as, more than any previous generation, a lot of pieces have to be in place for it to work properly. After some meandering tangents the guys conclude with a look at the growing hostility by western...

Duration:00:39:29

Business as usual

8/19/2018
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Scott is back from his challenging summer holiday and just can’t wait to hang out with his podcast chums Jamie and Iain once more. They start by talking about T-Mobile US and its distinctly conservative ‘uncarrier’ event, and ponder what operators can do to make a difference. They eventually move on to discuss the thorny issue of social media censorship and conclude with a growing trend towards protectionism and countries trying to become more self-reliant on telecoms kit.

Duration:00:50:57

Scraping the barrel

8/12/2018
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With ‘the talent’ all on holiday we’re left with just Jamie and Ray for this week’s instalment. Ray had a chat with a senior Ericsson dude about its cunning investment plans, of which he approves. Meanwhile Jamie offers an update on what Samsung is up to, including a bunch of AI investments, and wonders what the hell the point of Bixby is. Lastly Ray ponders the implications of Cisco losing the head of its service provider business but declines to make himself available for the vacancy.

Duration:00:29:57