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Funding, telco buy-in still needed to propel open RAN
Mari Silbey, Senior Director at US Ignite, joins the podcast to explain how government funding, such as NTIA grants, will support service provider engagement in open RAN deployments.
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What's the Story? The ripple effect of the Orange and Másmóvil merger09:08Light Reading's Tereza Krasova explains what the $20 billion Orange/Másmóvil merger could mean for other service provider mergers in the EU.
Comcast's MachineQ expands playbook for enterprise IoT28:52Here are some topics we cover during the podcast:Witkowski offers an updated overview of MachineQ and its approach to the enterprise IoT sector (1:33)Examples of how MachineQ is tailoring its platform for various verticals, including hospitality (4:20)How MachineQ is gaining traction outside the US (6:15)How MachineQ collaborates with Comcast Business to market and sell enterprise IoT services (7:30)How MachineQ's platform has evolved to go beyond LoRaWAN to cover a wider range of enterprise IoT applications and services (11:50)Why smart cities are not a key area of focus at MachineQ (15:00)How MachineQ is starting to apply AI and machine learning to enterprise IoT (17:45)MachineQ's priorities for 2024 (27:00)
What's the Story? Gone is the multi-vendor dream of open RAN… for now31:51Light Reading's Phil Harvey, Iain Morris and Mike Dano join the podcast to discuss the original goal of open RAN compared to recent moves by service providers to go all-in on one vendor.
Omdia on why telcos are increasingly fixated on reducing opex22:15Omdia's Adam Mackenzie joins the podcast to dig into the causes of rising opex and explain how service providers can manage it.
What's the Story? NTIA's Alan Davidson calls for 'army of auditors' to regulate AI20:48Light Reading's Phil Harvey joins the podcast from on-site at the 20th annual State of the Net conference in Washington, DC, where NTIA Administrator Alan Davidson said the US government needs to utilize an 'army of auditors' to better regulate and manage AI.
What's the Story? Much ado about YouTube TV's meteoric rise16:00Light Reading's Jeff Baumgartner joins the podcast to discuss YouTube TV becoming a primary player in the pay TV market, hitting the 8 million subscriber mark. Meanwhile, traditional pay TV players are treading water as more subscribers cut the cord.
The Divide: How United Fiber and Calix are connecting communities in rural Missouri28:25In this episode, we hear from United Fiber's Darren Farnan and Calix's Matt Collins about United Fiber's work to close Northwest Missouri's digital divide and how the companies have partnered to deliver additional community benefits.
Gigi Sohn on the fight for public broadband33:35Gigi Sohn, executive director of the American Association for Public Broadband (AAPB), spoke to Light Reading about municipal broadband networks in the US, including why and where they're popping up the most, where the biggest success stories are, and how her organization is working to defend against efforts by incumbent providers and "dark money" groups to derail community networks. Interview conducted by Light Reading contributor Diana Blass.
Ritter's CTO on the future of fiber, HFC, video and (maybe) mobile28:51Victor Esposito, Ritter Communications' new CTO, says the company's fiber expansion is a top priority, even as the operator spruces up its HFC network and mulls the future role of video.