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AI and Future of Telco 3 of 3: Automation is foundational - and also really, really cool

Do we need network automation to make the telco sector “viable”?

Guy Redmill

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29 September 2023
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AI and Future of Telco 2 of 3: AI is fundamental to 6G

In the first part of this short three-part Summer 2023 look at AI and Future of Telco, we looked at the importance of standards for both 6G and AI’s success at the political level.

Guy Redmill
13 Sep 2023
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AI and Future of Telco 1 of 3: Who said standards are boring?

“AI is gaining attention: there are all sorts of concerns regarding its application across different sectors, how it processes data, and how it can be aligned with other data processing regulations. It's a bit unruly at the moment, and we're acting on trust in most cases.”

Guy Redmill
6 Sep 2023
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Is committing to ESG the modern equivalent of Pascal’s Wager?

ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) is something many industries have had to worry about for some time. Well, ‘worry’ is a strong term; sceptics say there’s plenty of evidence that companies say one thing and do another here, and there’s some evidence investors have cooled on it in some markets. Maybe we can forget about this TLA for the time being, as some boards admit they have?

Guy Redmill
8 Aug 2023
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Telenor’s great 5G network slicing success is yet another reminder of the multiplication effect of 5G partnership and collaboration

During a recent non-commercial trial of 5G, Telenor Research & Innovation said it gained a lot of useful insights into making fast network slicing easier to do.

But what it also learned is applicable well beyond this project: how managing partnerships and updating software components will be critical in making 5G work. 

Guy Redmill
21 Jul 2023
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Stop e-wasting our sector’s time for positive ESG action

It’s been estimated that data centres account for 2% of global Greenhouse Gas emissions; you may have seen the recent Panorama on how the cloud is a really bad idea when it comes to climate change.

Guy Redmill
11 Jul 2023
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Are some start-ups extracting the free funding?

You’re a great 6G start-up—perhaps some smart folks at a University, say, who see potential starting into business together, or you’re refugees from some big dumb service provider that’s proving too slow to bring that game-changing bit of comms innovation to market.

Guy Redmill
27 Jun 2023
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Vodafone seems way more sure Open RAN’s a good idea than Ericsson

One step forward—but thankfully it’s never more than one step back with O-RAN.

Guy Redmill
16 Jun 2023
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Is Spain showing railway 5G is gathering steam?

Private and public 5G at 10 Spanish rail terminals? Sounds a better idea than canning free passenger wi-fi to us.

Guy Redmill
6 Jun 2023
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How 5G will save consumers millions and the power sector literally billions a year

5G has long been touted as a means to introduce new levels of remote maintenance and to support safety. New research shows how.

Guy Redmill
16 Feb 2023
Guy Redmill
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Repurposing of what we already have installed around us makes both economic and Net Zero sense

Back in May, BT Group announced it had changed a former cabinet unit in East Lothian, Scotland—as in, a cab...
11 July 2024
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The advanced telco tech research quandary, Part 2: Do you want to be Steve Jobs… or just a tyre kicker?

In Part 1 of this discussion, we reviewed—deliberately sceptically—some of the congratulatory tone of the T...
28 May 2024