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Live, Latin fibre and telco AI

11/10/2019
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This week’s pod features the usual suspects but in a novel environment, the lobby of the Montcalm Marble Arch hotel. Our intrepid podders were between events, having just finished the inaugural Telecoms.com LIVE event with the Glotel Awards evening to come. They start with a recap of the event, move on to fibre innovation in Latin America and conclude with a review of the recent Telo AI Summit event.

Duration:00:40:13

Smartphone numbers, India and Fitbit

11/3/2019
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The pod A-team of Jamie, Iain and Scott are back together this week and they start with a look at the latest global smartphone shipment numbers and specifically Huawei’s extraordinary performance. Conversation moves onto the ongoing soap-opera that is the Indian telecoms market before concluding with analysis of Google’s decision to buy wearables specialist Fitbit.

Duration:00:58:54

UK coverage, monetizing 5G and Nokia

10/27/2019
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Scott and Iain from Light Reading are joined by returning special guest, telecoms analyst William Webb this week. They start by looking at the latest coverage aspirations for the UK market, move on to look at how much progress the industry is making towards monetizing 5G now that it has been launched and conclude with an analysis of Nokia’s latest earnings announcement.

Duration:01:02:28

Q3 numbers, BBWF and new iPhone

10/20/2019
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Pierre’s back, which means the pod is too. Scott once more the filling in a Light Reading sandwich, joined as he is by Iain and Ray. After some extensive plugging they start by reviewing some Q3 earnings numbers, then Iain and Ray report from the recent Broadband World Forum event before they conclude with an ad hoc review of Iain’s new iPhone.

Duration:00:48:41

KPN, 5G Core Summit, Huawei

9/30/2019
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Scott is joined by Iain and Wei in this last podcast for a few weeks because producer Pierre has better things to do. They start by reflecting on the soap opera at KPN in which they pulled the plug on their new CEO before she had even started. They move on to a review of the recent 5G Core Summit event before concluding with a look at some rare good news for Huawei.

Duration:00:52:45

Automotive, edge and Huawei smartphones

9/22/2019
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Iain returns to join Scott this week and they welcome special guest Paul Myles, Editor of TU Automotive. They start by looking at the connected car from both the telecoms and car industry perspectives, before moving on to a discussion of the growing importance of mobile edge computing. To conclude they question why anyone would buy a Huawei Android smartphone now that they’re not supported by Google.

Duration:01:01:22

Apple, network sharing and AT&T

9/12/2019
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Scott taps the excellent Telecoms.com bench this week to bring on super-subs Ray from Light Reading and Wei from Telecoms.com Intelligence. They start with a look at the recent Apple mega-launch, move on to the hot topic of network sharing and conclude with a review of some recent corporate intrigue at AT&T.

Duration:00:48:35

Digital services, Brexit and Guinness

9/8/2019
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In this special podcast shot on location in a Dublin pub, Scott and Jamie welcome special guest Niall Norton, CEO of Openet. They focus on discussing the prospects for telcos to become ‘digital service providers’ thus taking on the likes of Google, Netflix, etc in the battle for digital revenues. They do manage to sneak in a bit of Brexit talk at the end as well as taking care of a couple of pints of Guinness each over the course of the pod.

Duration:00:58:43

SVOD, content investment and Ericsson

9/1/2019
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Jamie’s back this week and he and Scott are joined by returning special guest Ed Barton, Analyst at Ovum who focuses on digital content. They start with a discussion on the rapidly-evolving subscription video on demand (SVOD) market, move on to examine whether or not digital content is a good area of investment for telcos and conclude with a quick look at the latest Ericsson rumours.

Duration:00:45:50

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Huawei, China and Three

8/22/2019
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Scott returns from sunny Suffolk and is joined by Iain and Wei. They start by discussing the latest suspension of hostilities between the US and Huawei, which leads naturally to a broader discussion of the geopolitical tussle between China and the West. They conclude with an update on Three UK, which is daring to go all-in on Huawei for its RAN.

Duration:00:29:58

Three, Samsung and Sprint/T-Mobile

8/18/2019
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In Scott’s absence Jamie hosts the pod this week, with him and Iain staying out of the pub just long enough to host special guest Dan Warren from Samsung. They start by discussing Three UK’s 5G FWA initiative, move on to the latest developments at Samsung and conclude with another update on the interminable Sprint/T-Mobile US merger.

Duration:01:03:59

Smartphones, industry crisis and Africa

8/4/2019
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Special guest Paula Gilbert, Editor of Connecting Africa, joins Iain and Scott for this pod. They start with a look at the latest smartphone shipment numbers, then move on to ask if the telecoms industry is in crisis and conclude with a discussion of the African market.

Duration:00:51:56

The robots are coming

7/22/2019
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This weeks podcast is all about AI as Scott and Iain are joined by Aaron Boasman-Patel of the TM Forum. The trio explore the possibilities for AI in the telco industry as well as the ethical development of the buzziest of buzzwords

Duration:00:52:11

What is digital transformation?

7/14/2019
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We welcome special guest Jennifer Kyriakakis from digital commerce software vendor Matrixx this week, so Scott and Jamie spend the whole hour trying to work out what the hell ‘digital’ actually means in the telecoms environment. The three of them discuss best practice, why digital transformation is important and who, if anyone, is doing it well.

Duration:00:57:10

Vodafone 5G, Xi vs Trump and Apple innovation

7/7/2019
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This week’s episode starts with a review of Vodafone’s big UK 5G launch event, which both Jamie and Iain attended and which revealed a novel approach to phone tariffs. They move on to the ongoing spat between the leaders of China and the US that is causing Huawei so much trouble and conclude by asking whether Apple has lost the art of innovation.

Duration:01:03:34

Trade wars, 5G wins and phone bills

6/30/2019
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The new studio is finally complete and we celebrate with a brand new intro sequence, courtesy of Producer Pierre. This week Scott, Jamie and Iain start by discussing the trade war between the US and China, especially as it involves Huawei. They follow with a look at the various claims from operators to be leading the 5G pack and conclude with a look at O2 UK’s attempt to save subscribers money.

Duration:00:56:17

Nokia, Orange and US politics

6/23/2019
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The new studio finally gets its foam wallpaper, which hopefully shows in the audio as the usual suspects give it its first outing. They start by discussing Jamie’s recent chat with Nokia UK, move on to Iain’s meeting with Orange EMEA and conclude with Scott banging on about US politics as it affects the telecoms and tech sectors.

Duration:00:52:49

'Live' from 5G World!

6/16/2019
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This week's episode has Scott, Jamie and Iain out at the Excel for 5G World, and funnily enough 5G was big on the agenda. Aside from some posturing in the 5G race, UK Secretary of State Jeremy Wright also gave some 'nuanced' insight into the on-going Huawei saga.

Duration:00:43:14

Global 5G, tech regulation and telecoms jobs

6/9/2019
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Same crew, different furniture this week as the guys take to the sofa. They start with a look at how the global 5G rollout is going and who may be winning among the vendors. Conversation moves onto the increasing regulatory pressure faced by US tech giants and concludes by reflecting on the trend towards job losses at operators.

Duration:00:49:37

EE 5G, TMUS/Sprint and cryptocurrency

6/2/2019
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It’s all Telecoms.com as Jamie, Wei and Scott try out a new room to record the pod this week, which is very exciting. They start with a look at the big UK 5G launch by EE, move onto the latest developments in the merger between T-Mobile US and Sprint and finish with some discussion around cryptocurrency.

Duration:00:46:10