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Its all about own-brand baked beans

4/10/2017
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On this weeks’ episode, Scott and Jamie discuss Huawei’s money problems, the pros and cons of own brand vs. Heinz baked beans, Jio’s latest efforts to shake things up in India, WhatsApp’s entry into mobile money and where in the world AI is going to have the biggest negative impact. Long-time listeners will also have a chance to put a voice to the name, as we drag Brad out in front of the mic for his final podcast :(

Duration: 00:38:47


Telecoms Feat. L Reading Innit

4/2/2017
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Scott and Jamie are joined by Ray and Iain from Light Reading as the elite of global telecoms journalism apply their collective wisdom to the week’s burning issues. The gang start by dissecting Ericsson’s new cunning plan but opinion is divided on the new CEO and specifically when he’s going to get his magic wand out. They move on to the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8 by DJ Koh, feat. MC Bixby and once more the team struggle for consensus, especially on the matter of placing potentially...

Duration: 00:38:11


From The Dull To The Downright Dodgy

3/20/2017
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It’s ‘just the two of us’ as Scott and Jamie go it alone on the general topic of devices. They are left bored by the lack of excitement around the delayed Samsung Galaxy S8 launch, awed by Apple’s ability to take people to the cleaners and floored by an attempt to charge ten grand for a phone. Later the lads discuss jostling in the connected car market, the Yahoo ballyhoo and the curious case of the connected sex toy.

Duration: 00:37:28


Capitulation Acceleration And Observation

3/13/2017
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In the first podcast of the post-Skinner era, the team is joined by super-sub Iain Morris from Light Reading. Among the key conversation-points of the week include BT finally caving in to Ofcom’s demands for the ‘legal separation’ of Openreach – whatever that means. The guys also mull over the pros and cons of accelerating 5G NR by itself and reflect on the apparent ability of the CIA to hack our devices in order to keep an eye on us.

Duration: 00:44:26


To 5G or not to 5G

3/3/2017
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The team is joined once more by the incomparable Mary Clark, who is no longer living on the edge but still has plenty to say about roaming. With talk at the recent MWC 2017 trade show dominated by 5G they try to reel in the hype and question the return on investment from all this 5G-ness we’re supposed to be getting so excited about. Later they conclude Nokia is the Sri Lankan bus driver of the telecoms industry, discuss the pros and cons of walls and Tim walks out for the very last time.

Duration: 00:40:48


Awkward Endings

2/13/2017
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While the gang ponders how smartphone sales have grown, a bit of a debate ensues over how big a deal video will really be in the future. 5G gets a new logo, and no one is really that bothered. Parents don’t understand kids. Jamie finds a deep fried burger. Tim finds a beef doughnut. Scott nearly sneezes. Jamie gets surprisingly annoyed by a pointless IoT-shirt. Scott gets a bit condescending, and Tim storms off.

Duration: 00:46:26


Arriving Late To The Party

1/30/2017
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Tim’s back from his mid-winter holiday to pry the hot seat from Scott’s grasp. The reunited trio go over the troubles facing the smartphone market in 2017 as well as a landmark case of Microsoft vs the US government. Elsewhere AT&T’s CEO gets his hands dirty following Trump’s arrival; Ericsson and Cisco each have a refocus on this year’s strategy; BT edges closer to hating everyone after a difficult week in Europe, and the Apple joins the Partnership for AI as a founding partner… four...

Duration: 00:44:56


Meet The New Boss

1/23/2017
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Tim, Jamie and Ray have all abandoned Scott this week, but Iain Morris from Light Reading is still in town to make sure Mr. Bicheno doesn’t end up rambling into a microphone on his own for 45 minutes. The two of them chew the fat about Ericsson and Cisco’s ludicrously friendly relationship. Elsewhere, Trump gets to work on… whatever an unexpected President does; and a long and expensive investigation into the exploding Note7 concludes it was down to a faulty battery… well no sh!t…

Duration: 00:43:31


The Moment Of Truth

1/16/2017
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The Week In Wireless posse sees Tim debatably upgraded to Ray from Light Reading for the time being. The plucky telecoms hacks soldier on regardless and discuss the apparent moment of truth faced by their industry, which faces the prospect of connectivity costing more to deliver than it makes in revenue. In an attempt to lighten things up they then talk about some of the shininess unveiled at CES, but soon fall out over connected fridges. They sign off by looking at the task faced by...

Duration: 00:38:59


Predicting 2017 - The New Year Special

1/5/2017
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The Week In Wireless gang is back for 2017 with another special episode featuring all of your favourites. Tim, Jamie, Scott, Mary, Richard, Alex and Henry all return to the podcast studio to forecast the biggest trends we can all expect in telecoms and technology across the coming 12 months. Will Nokia and Ericsson right 2016’s wrongs and renew the three-way battle with Huawei? Will anyone find a proper use for wearable? Will Mary go off on another rant? Will Tim ever get over his...

Duration: 00:49:18


The Christmas Special

12/16/2016
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It’s Christmas time and the Week in Wireless gang is here with your favourite guests from 2016. Mary Clark, Richard Fogg, Henry Burrell and Alex Wood join Tim, Scott and Jamie to go over everything the last twelve months brought us. Full of festive cheer, Christmas dinner and lovely lovely beer, the gang reflect on the highs, the lows and the hilarious of 2016. So pour yourself a glass of sherry, sit down by the fire, get comfortable and let A Week In Wireless guide you through the year...

Duration: 00:47:52


IoT Saves The Day

12/12/2016
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This week Tim’s husky voice even makes AT&T’s dodgy billing sound sexy. Ofcom turns the tables on the Fix Britain’s Internet’ perennial moaners by giving them the chance to do fibre themselves. The gang examine the names behind the internet’s biggest companies, Amazon opens the super store of the future, Bluetooth says it’s going to do more Bluetoothing, and IoT saves the day for one car owner in the States – oh and the guys come with the industry’s sexiest new acronym: Super-aaS.

Duration: 00:48:18


iPhones Are For Girls

12/6/2016
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With a work-shy Scott skiving off again, Iain Morris joins Tim and Jamie to explore the ramifications of governmental spying in the US and the UK. Trump gets hostile on net neutrality; BT has another mare with Ofcom and Openreach; and if you’re listening to this on an iPhone, you’re probably a girl.

Duration: 00:48:11


BeeTeeHeeHee

11/28/2016
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This week Tim, Jamie and a returning Scott chew the gristle of BTEE’s unsolicited and gloating-not-gloating Christmas letter to all its MNO buddies. The government’s £1 billion investment in fibre and 5G comes at the cost of no one being allowed to watch freaky porn anymore, and a super-battery being developed by some clever bods over at the University of Central Florida threatens to shake up the whole electronics industry. Oh, and Scott talks IoT sheep while Jamie gets defensive over his...

Duration: 00:48:58


Meanwhile In Africa

11/21/2016
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Meanwhile in Africa, Tim and Ray greet Amy Turner to the pod as the gang digests the happenings from AfricaCom. The guys are live from the AfricaCom Awards, with Beyoncé and 50Cent in tow, going over the biggest trends from the show. Taking a bit of a reality check from the marketing-fuelled buzzwordy world of telecoms, the podders wrap up the biggest key theme emerging from the show: bringing fundamental electricity and cellular connectivity to more than 600 million African citizens. If...

Duration: 00:21:36


Technology Top Trumps

11/14/2016
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This week Tim and Jamie are left to their own devices so go off on one about what happened over in America last week. Politics aside the podders muse over what Trump’s surprise Presidential Election victory will mean for technology industries. They cover the principal areas of Trump’s policy, and whether the telecoms market will be affected as a result; followed by a bit of conspiracy-generation over whether Google knew Trump and Brexit was going to happen. Finally, they wrap up by asking...

Duration: 00:36:27


Awards, A Celebrity And A Bottle Of Red Wine

11/4/2016
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It was the Global Telecoms Awards last night so we decided to bring you, dear listener, a one-off special podcast live-ish from the awards featuring funny-person-off-the-telly Katherine Ryan! Katherine joins Tim, Jamie and Ray to go over the awards, what she learned about telecoms (including a reference to ‘the internet of a thing’), and how it feels to finally make it big and host the industry’s most awesomest awards! The guys do end up talking shop for a few minutes, covering Facebook’s...

Duration: 00:26:49


The Magic Quad-Rant

10/31/2016
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This week the lads get Andy Tiller in from AsiaInfo to pick holes in Gartner’s industry yardstick tool – the Magic Quadrant. Andy’s got some pretty large bees in his bonnet, and it made for a pretty unapologetic conversation – but at no point do we call them corrupt. Honest. Later on we go over Apple’s bad week, followed by a bit of natter about why no one likes smartwatches. Vodafone gets a pittance of a record-breaking fine, and we bleat on about a Halloween app for Goat-lovers everywhere.

Duration: 00:48:17


The Internet Is For Porn

10/23/2016
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This week the guys go over a torrid week for the government following a grilling from Openreach and Virgin Media at last week’s Broadband World Forum; with pretty much everyone in agreement that Britain’s broadband is kinda broken. Next, we get Alex Wood from The Memo in to the studio to fill Scott’s seat and explain to Tim and Jamie why porn is helping the VR industry take off. Turns out there’s some pretty shady stuff going on out in them internets, and the boys try and take stock of how...

Duration: 00:45:11


Noting A Meltdown

10/16/2016
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Samsung is still hilarious, and refuses to stop being hilarious. Meanwhile Yahoo relentlessly shoots itself in the foot and Ericsson starts trimming the fat and warns it’s not bringing home that much bacon. Elsewhere the podders ponder who gets to call victim with online harassment – AKA doxing – while the UK and US have basically said AI’s nothing without government meddling. Virgin and BT break up, and BT rebounded by snapchatting some grannies. Oh, and John Legere if you’re listening:...

Duration: 00:47:07

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