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The Wireless Watch Podcast complements the Wireless Watch weekly strategy bulletin, as we dive deeper into the dynamic factors of the wireless market. We discuss the week’s key issues, while providing insight into our own research and forecasts to give clearer direction of where momentum is building through the industry. From 5G deployments, to Open RAN and the road to 6G, we’ll be keeping track of all the important developments in the global wireless communications market. Guests welcome for future episodes. Write to [email protected] for details.

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12 June 2024

The Wireless Watch Podcast - Episode 21: Groans at the Rakuten presser, HAPS lifted by renewed interest, Qualcomm hopes for bright PC future

Join Alex, Phil, and Elly, as they discuss the latest happenings in the cellular and wireless industry – as covered in Wireless Watch.

  1. Japanese consortium give HAPS a commercial boost
  2. Qualcomm rides AI wave into PCs, promises wins in smartphones

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5 June 2024

The Wireless Watch Podcast - Episode 20: Rohde & Schwarz event, 5G in primary healthcare, and TXO's circular economy findings

Join Alex, Phil, and Elly, as they discuss the latest happenings in the cellular and wireless industry – as covered in Wireless Watch.

  1. Rohde & Schwarz bemoans 5G split and stresses security issues
  2. 5G ready for bigger impact in primary healthcare
  3. TXO gets evangelical about decommissioning opportunity

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29 May 2024

The Wireless Watch Podcast - Episode 19: 6G Summit gets cold water dunking, Elisa explores 5G SA janitors, EU backs Lettas's single market overhaul

Join Alex, Phil, and Elly, as they discuss the latest happenings in the cellular and wireless industry – as covered in Wireless Watch.

  1. BT, ComReg pour cold water on 6G at London summit
  2. Elisa extends 5G SA to include ‘Super Janitor’ use cases
  3. EU backs Letta competition report, kicks next deadline into 2025

Read more from this week’s Wireless Watch ⁠⁠⁠⁠here

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24 May 2024

The Wireless Watch Podcast - Tiago Rodrigues, Wireless Broadband Alliance

Join Alex Davies as he chats to Tiago Rodrigues, CEO of the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) – an industry organization that promotes technologies that enable WiFi collaboration convergence with cellular.

The conversation spans the journery from standalone networks to collaborative ones, and given the needs for cellular densification, WiFi plays a very important role in network offload. So, tune in to learn the challenges at play, and the future roadmap.

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22 May 2024

The Wireless Watch Podcast - Episode 18: 5G Broadcast and compression speculation, BT finally proves shortsellers wrong, Nvidia underwhelms with energy metric

Join Alex, Phil, and Elly, as they discuss the latest happenings in the cellular and wireless industry – as covered in Wireless Watch.

  1. 5G teams up with ML to deliver rich content, 5G Broadcast Collective emerges
  2. BT strategy finally wins over investors
  3. Nvidia calls for new energy metrics, but nothing up empty sleeves

Read more from this week’s Wireless Watch ⁠⁠⁠here

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17 May 2024

The Wireless Watch Podcast - Fabian Kochem, 1NCE

Join Alex Davies as he chats to Fabian Kochem, Head of Global Product Strategy at 1NCE, an IoT MVNO with the backing of Deutsche Telekom and SoftBank.

Of particular note, you’ll hear about IoT customer concerns and approaches, the challenges of upselling, the evolution of the IoT and its protocol suite, and how to crack Brazil.

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15 May 2024

The Wireless Watch Podcast - Episode 17: Transatel's global IoT MVNO gets satellites, Japan's shared network makes good/small gains, Telefonica whiffs bigly on NFTs

Join Alex, Phil, and Elly, as they discuss the latest happenings in the cellular and wireless industry – as covered in Wireless Watch.

  1. Transatel adds satellite connectivity to global IoT roaming
  2. Japanese MNOs extend shared 5G networks, Malaysia struggles
  3. Telefonica plays buzzword bingo in disappointing fashion

Read more from this week’s Wireless Watch ⁠⁠here

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9 May 2024

The Wireless Watch Podcast - Episode 16: Vodafone and Nokia in Open RAN win, FCC bails on MNO punishments, stock market still unsure on wireless fortunes

Join Alex, Phil, and Elly, as they discuss the latest happenings in the cellular and wireless industry – as covered in Wireless Watch.

  1. Vodafone, Nokia claim performance equality in Open RAN trial
  2. FCC gives US operators an easy ride
  3. Vendor readjustments continue, as Operators threaten turnaround

Read more from this week’s Wireless Watch ⁠⁠here

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1 May 2024

The Wireless Watch Podcast - Episode 15: India's FWA blasts past fiber data usage, UK's Shared Rural Network takes several steps back, Hiya shows just how bad voice call fraud has got

Join Alex, Phil, and Elly, as they discuss the latest happenings in the cellular and wireless industry – as covered in Wireless Watch.

  1. Fixed Wireless Access blasts past fiber for data traffic in India
  2. The UK’s Shared Rural Network needs a rework
  3. Hiya State of the Call report shows MNOs still don’t have grip on spam

Read more from this week’s Wireless Watch ⁠⁠here

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29 April 2024

The Wireless Watch Podcast - Upendra Pingle, CommScope

Join Alex Davies as he chats to Upendra Pingle, SVP Intelligent Cellular Networks, CommScope, to discuss public and private networks, cellular and WiFi, and DAS and small cells – in the context of indoor vs. outdoor and convergence.

Of particular note, you’ll hear how Open RAN is being ‘brought indoors,’ which is seeing a lot of new interest – with CommScope launching a bunch of new products to address this demand.

Learn more about CommScope:

– CommScope Intelligent Cellular Networks (DAS and small cell) products

– the sustainability benefits (with stats) of using digital DAS (CommScope ERA) – large public venues & specific example AT&T Stadium case history

– CommScope RUCKUS WLAN and switching products

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