Light Reading Podcasts
Open RAN success is a 'choose your own adventure' for telcos
Patrick Lopez, founder and CEO of Core Analysis, joins the podcast to discuss the state of the open radio access network (RAN) market in North America.
View all episodes
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.
The Divide: How local governments are leading on digital inclusion47:36We're joined by Paolo Balboa, senior program manager, National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA), Jessica Hatch, broadband coordinator of Door County, Wisconsin and Ashley Pollard, digital inclusion manager for the city of Philadelphia, to discuss the crucial work local governments are doing to close connectivity gaps.
What's the Story? Wireless price hikes don't deter customers11:07Light Reading's Mike Dano joins the podcast to discuss why wireless prices are going up as US carriers increase fees.
Ibrahim Gedeon is not the retiring type32:08Ibrahim Gedeon, former CTO of Telus, talks about technology strategy, compelling AI use cases, the evolution of telecom companies and much more in his exit interview with Light Reading.