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The Voice of 5G - Podcast

Working in telecoms? Interested in 5G, but not really that deep into what it is? This is the podcast for you!

Did you know we’re doing our very own podcast? We’ve nicknamed it “5G for dummies”, but sometimes we take deep-dives into some seriously techy stuff. Be prepared! But mostly we have a lot of fun talking about a topic that fascinates us both. Contact us on 5gpodcast@ericsson.com.

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Paul Cowling and Janina Hedberg

Paul Cowling and Janina Hedberg

Episode 28: New 5G forecasts and launching 5G with Sprint

June 14, 2019

Two great guests visits us! First the executive editor of Ericsson Mobility Report, Patrik Cerwall, who talks about how wrong he was in Episode 4. Second, Ajit Bhatia, who's been working together with Ericsson's customer Sprint to launch 5G across four cities in the US, gives us an update on that launch. If you want to know more about what Sprint is doing - listen to Ivo Rook, Senior Vice President of IoT at Sprint, you can find that interview on the IoT podcast here.

Episode 27: 5G news and guests

May 31, 2019

Not everyone in Ericsson works with Networks – today we are talking to Anne Bezancon and Paul McLachlan from Emodo, part of Ericsson's Technology and New Businesses area. They have another perspective of the use of 5G and explain their vision of what happens when 5G meets data science. The podcast they mention is called FIVE, and more about Emodo here. And of course we have the usual roundup of all the latest 5G news. Enjoy!

Episode 26: 5G for Industries

May 24, 2019

In episode 24 we talked about 5G for Consumers, but of course we also need to talk about 5G for Industries. What's in 5G for enterprises - manufacturing - healthcare and other areas? We're joined via Skype from London by Peter Marshall to talk about this important topic. Here's the report Peter mentions in the podcast.

Episode 25: Live from 5G Transport Summit

May 16, 2019

We have two of Ericsson's customers visiting the podcast - Klaus Liechti of Swisscom, Switzerland, and Glenn Landgren from Hi3G, Denmark, and we're recording live from the 5G Transport Summit in Gothenburg. For questions, comments and suggestions e-mail us on 5gpodcast@ericsson.com.

Episode 24: 5G for Consumers

May 14, 2019

What's in 5G for consumers? And what's the business potential for communication service providers (ie mobile operators)? We talk to Head of Ericsson's ConsumerLab, Jasmeet Singh Sethi, about their latest study "5G Consumer Potential" and wonder what will be the next "killer app". Download the report here, it's free. Music: May the Chords Be With You by Computer Music All-stars

Episode 23: 5G Core

April 30, 2019

What are core networks and what's so different with 5G Core that it's not launched until 2020? We have Ericsson's head of 5G Core, Erwin van Rijssen, with us in the studio to explain Stand Alone (SA) versus Non-Stand Alone (NSA) 5G, EPC vs 5GC and the user benefits of Network Slicing. Last week Erwin participated in a webinar about Network Slicing, and if you want to know more you can see it here. Music: May the Chords Be With You by Computer Music All-stars.

Episode 22: 5G networks launched

April 24, 2019

Faster than we imagined and a bit of the race to launch the first 5G networks for enhanced mobile broadband for consumers with smartphones! Ericsson's Janina Hedberg and Paul Cowling spends this week's episode on topics like what's happening in South Korea, US and Switzerland, what about the 5Groeningen winners, the development of micro processors - and Dogglas the dog turning 13.

Episode 21: 5G history and future

April 1, 2019

Ericsson's Head of Research, Magnus Frodigh, and Head of Technology Strategy, Håkan "Mr 5G" Andersson joins us in the studio to talk about how 5G came to be, what it is now, and what it will be in the future - and will there be a 6G?

Episode 20: 5G Chipsets & Devices

March 29, 2019

Come with us as we do a deep-dive into the world of interoperability tests, 5G chipsets and 5G devices – smartphones! – together with our Global Partner Director, Lisa Englund. And we also talk a bit about 5G Transport – will it be microwave or fiber? This is where you can find the Microwave Outlook mentioned in the podcast. Here’s the blog by Kevin Murphy and just out - Mobile Transport Evolution available for download.

Episode 19: 5G Operations & Maintenance

March 22, 2019

5G networks are getting closer and closer to being available for the general public - what does network service providers need to think about when it comes to operating and maintaining networks - and in particular when it comes to 5G? We have Gillian Leetch in the studio to explain.

Episode 18: 5G news and chocolates

March 15, 2019

Verizon just announced their upcoming 5G services launching April 11 in Chicago and Minneapolis, USA - and now with 3GPP standards. We celebrate this, the first 5G network in Sweden for industrial use case testing, Pi Day, Albert Einstein's and Paul Cowling's birthdays.

Episode 17: 5G in North America

March 8, 2019

Things are happening in 5G for the big operators in the US. We caught up with Ericsson's Head of Marketing for 5G in North America, Peter Linder - also known as @OneLinders on Twitter - to get his take on what's happening "over there".

Episode 16: 5G live at Mobile World Congress

March 1, 2019

At the year's biggest event for the mobile tech industry Ericsson's Janina Hedberg and Paul Cowling are joined by the team behind Ericsson's massive stand and we get their takes on how the event was - because it was all about 5G.

Episode 15: Evolved 5G Platform

February 22, 2019

It's the week before Mobile World Congress 2019 and Janina Hedberg and Paul Cowling are joined in the studio by Eva Hedfors, Head of Marketing and Communications for Ericsson Digital Services, to talk about Ericsson's big product launch - the Evolved 5G Platform.

Episode 14: 5G pre-MWC19

February 15, 2019

What will happen at Mobile World Congress this year? Will there be anything related to 5G? In this episode Janina Hedberg and Paul Cowling are joined by three colleagues from Ericsson's MWC19 team and squeeze them for information about what we can expect, what Ericsson will show, how they prepare for the event and much more!

Episode 13: 5G Security

February 8, 2019

What about 5G and security? In this episode Janina Hedberg and Paul Cowling talk network security - and cellular network security in particular - with RAN security leader Jonathan Olsson. Download the paper mentioned in the podcast here.

Episode 12: 5G & IoT

January 31, 2019

What is the Internet of Things and what does it have to do with 5G? In this episode Janina Hedberg and Paul Cowling talk about connecting things, animals, plants and more with Marie Hogan, Head of Broadband and IoT at Ericsson Networks. Download the whitepaper mentioned in the podcast here.

Episode 11: 5G at World Economic Forum

January 25, 2019

What are they saying about 5G at the World Economic Forum? In this episode Janina Hedberg and Paul Cowling talk to Ericsson's CTO Erik Ekudden about what's happening in Davos when it comes to 5G - and we also talk to Anette Lundvall about the special edition of Ericsson Mobility Report which is handed out at the forum. You can download the report here and find Eric's blog on national CTO's here.

Episode 10: What's cooking on 5G?

January 18, 2019

Is it chips or crisps? In this episode Ericsson's Paul Cowling and Janina Hedberg slowcook a few listener questions, serve you an update about 5G smartphones and boil down what you can see around you when it comes to antennas and equipment.

Episode 9: 5G subscriptions and monetization

January 11, 2019

What happens to our mobile broadband subscriptions with 5G? Ericsson's Paul Cowling and Janina Hedberg have a chat with the author of a new report "Mobile Service Packaging Towards 5G", Greger Blennerud, and make a deep-dive into mobile subscription options. You can try out the Mobility Calculator for your own needs here.

Episode 8: Highflying and low mining 5G news

January 4, 2019

What's the latest 5G news? What happened late December and early January when we were on holiday? Let Ericsson's Janina Hedberg and Paul Cowling take you through the different aspects of the new generation of mobile network technology! In this eighth episode - a special New Year's episode - we go through the latest 5G news and comment on what's up and what's down in the 5G area at the moment - will we get 5G on airplanes and in mines?

Episode 7: The back and forth of 5G

December 19, 2018

What's happened with 5G in 2018 and what can we see coming in early 2019? Let Ericsson's Janina Hedberg and Paul Cowling take you through the different aspects of the new generation of mobile network technology! In this seventh episode we recap what’s happened during the last 12 months – and what is happening in the near future?

Episode 6: 5G News & Hot Consumer Trends

December 13, 2018

What's hot in the latest 5G news? Let Ericsson's Janina Hedberg and Paul Cowling take you through the different aspects of the new generation of mobile network technology! In this sixth episode we talk about the latest 5G news - and that 5G is part of the 10 Hot Consumer Trends just released.

Episode 5: 5G Transport

December 7, 2018

What is 5G transport? Let Ericsson's Janina Hedberg and Paul Cowling take you through the different aspects of the new generation of mobile network technology! In this fifth episode we take a deep-dive into the world of transport networks and microwave backhaul.

Episode 4: 5G in Ericsson Mobility Report

November 30, 2018

What are the predictions about 5G in Ericsson Mobility Report? Let Ericsson's Janina Hedberg and Paul Cowling talk you through how the new generation of mobile network technology is developing from now until 2024 – we’ve had a look at the forecasts in Ericsson Mobility Report together with Mr Mobility Report himself - Patrik Cerwall.

Episode 3: 5G Spectrum

November 27, 2018

What is 5G Spectrum? Let Ericsson's Janina Hedberg and Paul Cowling take you through the different aspects of the new generation of mobile network technology! In this third episode we make a deep dive into what 5G spectrum is – and we have our first podcast interview with Sibel Tombaz!

Episode 2: What is not 5G?

November 15, 2018

What is not 5G? Let Ericsson's Janina Hedberg and Paul Cowling take you through the G's that were not 5G in this episode about the previous generations of mobile technology.

Episode 1: What is 5G?

November 8, 2018

What is 5G really? Let Ericsson's Janina Hedberg and Paul Cowling take you through the different aspects of the new generation of mobile network technology! In this first episode we skim the surface and ask the question: What is 5G?

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