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"telecoms" Discussed on The Heidrick & Struggles Leadership Podcast
"Helpful as you've made this most recent transition? Good judgment, okay? I like to believe that exercise, good judgment throughout my career. Not looking over your shoulder for the next thing you want to do, something wrong with being ambitious and having various roles. I've had incredible roles and responsibilities throughout my career, but always stay focused on the job that you're in when you're in it, right? And being a great leader in that job when you're in it so that people can say, no matter what that you have the right commitment to the organization to the leaders that you work with the corporation that you work for. So that kind of hope is on being successful, being where you are and being successful where you are. Integrity, absolutely. I mean, it may seem trite, but we all know there are people who unfortunately think that succeeding especially in our competitive place like Washington D.C. means that they can sort of sell short their integrity from time to time sort of a means to an end. I have found throughout my career that's incredibly important. And then finally, this transcends the public and private sector rolls it up ahead and leading. Then it's helping to identify young people, especially young people of color and women to make sure that they get the mentorship and the opportunities succeed that are important to their long-term advancement. So on law firm that can mean making sure that young lawyers have the opportunity to service clients as early in their careers since they possibly can to help generate business to be showcased before the kind of talent that they have. And also to help them navigate especially in a place like Washington, D.C., the public private sector balances. Does it make sense for me to leave the private sector and to go into public sector and when or vice versa? How long should you stay? So being a mentor is always been afforded to me to help people navigate those kinds of considerations as well to you. Or broader as we bring this conversation to close. I wanted that's one final question from a leadership perspective. What are some of the most important ways you are building on the lesson of the past year, which included a global pandemic, social justice movements and shifting work environments. But tell you it's quite an almost two years really when you think back to this global pandemic, for example, the impact of it all and how it's disrupted our lives and whether it's been in my own individual and family life, but also as a leader, realize in that there are unforeseen events really unforeseen events that can disrupt what we have taken for granted as normal. Whether it's visuals, whether you're family, whether leadership, whether in our communities, whether or not our workplaces, and how quickly that we adapt to incredibly changing unforeseen circumstances. So we've all learned the importance of being able to do Zoom call 13s call. So whatever browsing to do those effectively, I'd say probably at times more efficiently than we would sit down and get together because the 30 minute meeting has become quite as stable of the way people communicate. And it's actually serve people well. But at the same time, we also missed interaction with other people. And as leader being able to try to figure out, how can we get back to that as quickly as possible. Also realize you know that people have no fears when it comes to confronting banks that are so unforeseen as a global pandemic. And what does that need in terms of how willing they are to come back to workplaces for instance? Or to be able to put the fears aside and make sure that they are well protected physically financially and otherwise. So I think that's one thing that certainly over the past almost two years. As the leaders and understanding how disruptive things can be and how we need it quickly adapt and be able to help other people feel more comfortable that things are going to be okay if we certainly pay attention to things like science, for example. That's one thing. Social justice movement of past several years. It's been such a reminder that we can't push aside racial ethnic gender differences, other flashpoints that's still very much exists in the society in this world. They don't just go away. Don't just go away on their own. We have to continue to work at those issues. Again, whether it's in the workplace, whether it's then in our communities, our neighborhoods and interaction with our neighbors and to be more fair and more tolerant takes work. And that we don't do the work that situations will come back again and we'll have to deal with them. And maybe you have to deal with them and more and more tense and difficult situations. So we have to be in constant motion and addressing the things that are real challenges in the society that can often divide us, but should really be kind of that the core of our strength as a country as a society and also even in our corporations and in government. Well, thank you so much for joining us and thank you to our listeners. Thanks for listening to the hydrogen struggles, leadership podcast. To make sure you don't miss more future shaping ideas and conversations. Please subscribe to our channel on the podcast app and if you're listening via LinkedIn, Twitter or YouTube, why not share this with your connections? Until next.
"telecoms" Discussed on The Heidrick & Struggles Leadership Podcast
"Three decades experience as a lawyer, policy adviser and strategist, and is served under two U.S. presidents as deputy assistant to the president for legislative affairs in the Clinton administration and his assistant to the president and cabinet secretary for the bomb administration. Thank you so much for joining us today. Our first question is, what led you to Comcast in this role? Well, thank you very much, Julia. It's great to be here with you for this podcast and I appreciate you noting my multiple roles at Comcast. They do intersect. I think with respect to overseeing the public policy group, I'm excited to be able to do that. I've had a Broadway through some public policy matters throughout my career, even going back to when I first started a capital know that legislation that drafted a variety of different measures in lots of different public policy hearings that has continued throughout my career. And so while I have taken the very strong interest to have had both in-house and physicians and technology and telecommunications, I've done a variety of public policy issues as well. But the opportunity to come to Comcast at this point in my career to oversee the broad public policy concerns of the company, whether it be from tax policy to broadband policy to closing the digital divide to many other things that compilation of things is what brought me to be excited about position at Comcast to eat all the policy group. That's one hat. The other hat is overseeing the digital equity work going back to what I worked for president Clinton in the late 90s and into 2000 of the digital divide being able to address that by providing digital equity is something that I've been concerned about and a country has been concerned about. Lawmakers on both sides have been concerned about, especially over the last several years. And so the opportunity to come in, the cop casts that help oversee those efforts as well relates to concerns about that from a moral perspective about being providing opportunities to folks. And also enhancing their educational opportunities. But also from an economic perspective. We are increasingly digitized economy across the world. And so for the U.S. to compete effectively, we need to make sure that all of our citizens really have the opportunity to be able to have the resources to compete and to succeed in a increasingly digital world. So Comcast is really over the last ten years and then looking forward, made it a great deal of resources to efforts to close the digital divide. So I was so excited about being able to do that as well. And the two roles that are sex. That's not like one day I'm over here going to set up things for policy and then the next day I'm going to digital equity, the two never really get conjoined. They actually very, very important in the way they intersect. If we could just maybe double click on that piece a little bit, can you share a little bit more about Comcast commitment to digital equity and how you define that on what's planned for the future to continue speed? Yeah, so let me start with my view of what digital equity is all about. And it's really Julian is simple. These are equity is making sure that all people have access to the digital resources, necessary to help them connect to the country to the world so that they can succeed and ever increase sake digital world where you need digital access and digital skills in order to be successful. So that's what I would broadly defy this digital equity. It's also important that people have the awareness to know what kind of resources are there. Not enough for the resources to be there. People aren't aware that those resources are available to them that they're affordable to them. So that's a big part of digital equity as well. Com gas Mitt and really goes back over the last decade, for example, in the tremendous financial resources and community partnerships with schools and individuals around the Internet essentials program, which has been designed to make sure that millions of people have access to broadband to the Internet. And so Comcast says, oh, that decade expanded on the Internet, essentially work to do a number of other things as well. So for example, going to pass decade, Comcast is providing over a 150,000 free or affordable subsidized computers to people across the country. Companies also establish a Lyft song program and made a commitment that by the end of this year, it would establish thousand live songs and communities across the country. What it lives on this is essentially it's a maybe a community center or a rec center, someplace where people can go and have access to the Internet. We know that there are many, many, many communities, many households, where people don't have access to the Internet, but they could go to a community center and be able to have that access as well. And then finally, Comcast, a year ago established something called the rise program, which is really focused on trying to make sure that small and minority owned businesses and women owned businesses had the opportunity to be able to connect in a digital world to make their businesses more successful and more connected. So those are examples what Comcast has done over past years and celebrating this past decade of enormous commitment and resources. And now as we look to the future, we've actually started a new initiative called project up, which I could describe as well, but really speaks to connecting even 50 million more people to broadband to the Internet at a number of other initiatives as well. That's great roger. Thank you. I mean, maybe building a little bit on that. I wanted to turn to a certainly related area. I know it's very important to you and personal to you frankly. Diversity and inclusion. While serving in the Obama administration, you were also appointed as chairman of The White House's, my brother's keeper task force, which is an interagency initiative designed to identify and address the disparities that hamper the success of boys and young men of color and to improve the lives of all use. Could you maybe share a little bit how you are driving diversity and inclusion, perhaps beyond just technology in your public policy and digital equity role? Yes, so I was very fortunate. As you mentioned, I had several hats in The White House as well and cabinet secretary was one and to be cheered but my brothers keep task force was another and I was proud to serve in that role course as well. It was really driven by president Obama's commitment in the wake of the Trayvon Martin tragedy and the aftermath of that and other murders of young African American men as well. And just looking at the overall disparities in circumstances that have anti to impede the success, especially a voice and young men of color, but women and young girls color as well. So we focus throughout the last three years of the Obama administration on that work. And with real hard data and evidence based approaches. And so that work continues. I continue to be the volunteer chair of my brother's keeper alliance, which is now part of the Obama foundation. And we continue to focus on addressing and supporting efforts around the country that speak to trying to clothe disparities. And disparities, neuritis mentioned, certainly in the context of technology and divide gaps, but also those that speak to issues around interactions with police, for example. And therefore addressing some of the policing, we imagining efforts that are going on across the country or speaking to suspension and expulsion rates in schools across the country and trying to come up with ways to reduce violence and communities across the country. And those are all diversity and inclusion related issues as well. Really about how to try to do everything we can possibly to make sure that people in this country no matter where they grew up, the color of their skin, their gender, having the same opportunities as a better quest, this country has been on for so long. Of course, and, you know, it takes no work of government, but also the private sector. And so Comcast like many other corporations have engaged in supporting those kinds of efforts as well. Thanks for a break. I imagine there's a bit of a transition from government to corporate work environments and cultures. And you've done that before having worked in top flight law firms. But which leadership skills and experiences have been most.
Gordon Chang Describes 'The Great US-China Tech War'
"Let's continue one on one with Gordon gi Chang. Let's jump straight in. We just mentioned it. Explain why you use this phrase for your latest publication. You can find Gordon's work at Gordon Chang dot com. What is this great tech war between America and China and how does this quote unquote company Huawei fit into it? China wants to dominate all the world's technologies. And we saw a hint of this in their maiden 2025 initiative, which they took ten critical sectors and said that they wanted to be self sufficient and they wanted to have the world's best technology in them. They added an 11 sector which was 5G, the 5th generation of wireless communication. That's the Internet of Things. That's where you have everything connected to the Internet, including your front door, your car, your pacemaker, you know, just everything. And Huawei was their national champion. It was the world's number one maker of telecom networking gear. And until the Trump administration got a hold of it. It was looking like it was going to wire the entire world. Why this is important is because if you can wire the world, you can steal the world's data and you steal the world's data, you put it into artificial intelligence. Artificial intelligence systems, even if their technology isn't as good as ours, and there's a debate about that. But even if it isn't, AI systems run on data in China can put all the data in the world into it and we're a democracy. So we have pretty strict restrictions on what we can feed into our AI systems. Then that means with better AI, China will have more efficient manufacturing. It will have better nuclear weapons, you name it. So Huawei is at the center of that and the Trump administration put Huawei on the commerce department's entity
AT&T to require vaccines for 90,000 of its union workers
"AT and T. is going to require tens of thousands of its front line workers to get Kobe vaccinations as a condition of employment the telecom giant AT&T is one of the largest U. S. employers to mandate vaccines for frontline workers about ninety thousand union employees who work in stores customers homes and other locations we'll have to have a complete set of shots by February first unless they're cleared for a medical or religious exemption managers were previously notified they have to be vaccinated by October eleventh and unlike some employers eighteen T. is not offering an option of routine testing it is requiring coded vaccinations hi Jackie Quinn
How Archaeologist Neil Oliver Made His Way to GB News
"Meal on over prevent prepared. You're not gonna call you. Something a honestly said if mr is good enough for spoke and chevron it's good enough for me oh i like that oil like that very much okay. We're going to have so much fun with you. First things first for those who aren't familiar with who you are or gb news in the uk for millions of radio listeners. For all our video lists of you is tell us just in a nutshell who you are where you held from an. How'd you went how you went from being a british indiana jones to having your own. Tv show my goodness. That's such a i begin. I qualified as an archaeologist from glasgow university in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight a geologist retrained as a newspaper journalist i worked in papers for a few years then i worked as an internet editor on. Bt dot com which is british telecom is the third website in the uk at the time. Nineteen ninety five or so. I stumbled into television by chance. Because i was in the business of excavating battlefields around the world that led me into all sorts of documentary television. Then fast forward come through to the present the present crisis the global crisis of covert and the pandemic note. I happened to be featured guest on on talk radio which is as it seems like a talk. Radio show in the k. The lovely chop friend of mine. Mike graham are. We love michael. The independent republic of my graham. We love we love him on. That drew me to their tension of gb. New switches. Great british great news. It's a brand new startup. Nationwide television channel focusing on on on. What's happening in
OnlyFans Pulls a Tumblr
"Only fans announced late yesterday that it will be prohibiting users from posting any quote sexually explicit conduct unquote starting in october but will continue to allow nude photos and videos on the platform. So i guess that conduct word is key there now number one if the reaction on twitter is indicative of anything only fans is way more popular than i thought because everyone was freaking out about this last night number two. Remember when tumbler band porn. How did that work out for them. Number three. I didn't mention it this week but there were rumors floating around earlier this week. That only fans was struggling to find investors possibly due to hosting adult content a pitch deck that was circulating for only fans to attempt to raise money showed that the company was predicting five point. Nine billion dollars in gross merchandise value in twenty twenty one and one point two billion dollars in net revenue so they were looking for some financing that would value them above a billion dollars in aid of probably going public sometime in the near future. Quoting axios the rain group. A merchant bank focused on tech and telecom. This past spring began helping only fans to solicit investors several deep-pocketed firms quickly past not even engaging in serious due diligence. The money it's hoping to raise with partially cash out majority owner and porn. Mogul leo radinsky. While providing management with what one venture capitalist calls more legitimacy by the numbers any other company with growth like only fans would be able to raise big money in a matter of minutes in short only fans has a porn problem even though it never once mentions porn in it's pitch deck something that multiple investors called disingenuous some. Vc funds are prohibited from investing in content per limited partnership agreements. Several investors are concerned about minors creating subscription accounts. Although the company says it has controls in place to prevent that some investors say they could get past the porn but worry that the company's reputation would prevent it from attracting brand partners despite this week announcing a safer work product that features it's growing number of clothed
Mexico's Richest Man to Rebuild, Pay for Collapsed Subway
"Mexico's president, saying his nation's richest man telecom and construction entrepreneur Carlos Slim, has promised to pay to rebuild part of a subway line that collapsed in
The Future of Upskilling and Unlocking Innovation With Data
"So hello joe and we'll come to a new episode of the future of stick. They may guest. His -joyed can song chief products and technology officer. The joe thank you. Thanks for having me. It's a pleasure to have you here and we're going to speak about many many things but maybe before we start yours about yourself. Sure so As you shared. I'm the chief products and technology officer at w. c. I've had the great privilege of enjoying now a twenty seven year career with. Pws's over that time. I've had lots of different roles in the firm. Prior to my current responsibility i was the technology media and telecom consulting leader and then i became a chief digital officer and most recently the chief product officer so have been spending a lot of time on digital topics with clients on transformation. Broadly and it's just been a great privilege to enjoy so many interesting rolls over my time with. Wc so joe. Some of our audiences are not We're not born when you started working for a and my question to you is. How did it all start. And how did you find yourself touching technology to start with for my early clients. Were in the telecom space. So i used to do a lot of work around customer billing systems and The way that telephone calls us to be operating over over complex networks what looks like complex networks at the time in comparison to the networks world dealing with today's suppose they were a little bit easier to deal with but i always. I always remember explaining to people that in the days of this'll date me now so i'm just going to go all in on. How old but in the early days Not just the early days the recent days of telecom prior to digital networks. When you're telephone was connected to somebody else to have a phone call. You were physically connected. Meaning the the switching of the systems actually connected your twisted pair of copper ear home through a whole series of switches and network elements to twisted pair of copper somebody else's home
The Future of Cloud Native Collaborative Communication
"So welcome in europe. Future of I guess these greg walker under ceo. Dial pen and we're going to speak about many topics but before doing that. Let's start from the beginning Greg how did you find yourself Voice you know so. I've been in voice over. Ip the last twenty years but really didn't have any plans to become a voice over ip person. i was a securities attorney in palo. Alto california working at a big firm representing startups and venture capitalists and investment banks and big public companies and things like that and One of my clients was starting a venture fund. Tell us off partners in nineteen ninety nine. There was going to make a bunch of investments out of the the nineteen ninety-six telecom deregulation act is a really. He asked me to join him so i did. And we started making investments in in a lot of things We invested in surono related in Like optical switching and things like that an underlying architecture and there were acquired by cisco yes yes it was bought at the time was as seven billion dollar. Acquisition was massive. It was it was huge but One of our one of investments remade. And i went to a different venture fund and then we continue to make those types of investments. One was a voice over. Ip company from nine hundred ninety nine called dial pad and same name totally different company but Really fell in love with voice over. Ip matt deal and then when two thousand one came around and and the internet all in all these unprofitable businesses had had to lay off. A lot of people
Should You Outsource Customer Support?
"Support and customer. Service is really the backbone of your company. It's how your customers will interact with your business whether they're asking for some support on how to use your product or service a billion corey or they're looking to upgrade. They're gonna most likely contact somebody on your support team to get that done so in a lot of ways. They're the gatekeepers. They're the front line soldiers of your team. Many people will go to a ppo company in just hire that service. they'll say. hey. I need customer support. I x amount of emails every day. Can you get somebody to take care of my support email or support chat or whatever it is or phone calls and based on your volume this company will like hey problem and they have a team of customer support agents that will take care of your support and your customers now. How does this work well. Most of these companies won't have a dedicated person. You probably can request but a lot of times the agents working on your business and with your customers will also help other businesses with their customers and from the customer's point of view. They're pretty much just talking to somebody. That represents your business. They don't know that. You're outsourcing it now very large companies do this like telecom companies like. At and t and verizon large companies like apple and microsoft and the reason why they do this is that they just can't hire that fast they can't find the talent because they need so many people when the iphone launches they literally thousands of queries a minute thousands of questions in their support bank in their support a portal so they really need as many people. They can't hire so many people at one shot so they go to a company like this. Now if you're a small company is there any advantage to this well a lot of times. It's cost effective especially on volumes of severe example. They say we will take care of all your customer support and they give you a flat fee now. of course you're still gonna need provide some training materials and Information about your product or service in the rules For your product and refunds. And all that kind of stuff. So that support agent knows how to answer those questions but at the end of the day they work for the company that you are paying not you directly
How Will Biden's Infrastructure Plan Stocks Affect the Stock Market?
"Reality headsets for the U. S. Army fell apart the board so because there's a story we can't get away from, And that is Joe Biden's 2.25 Trillion Infrastructure spending plan on a big focus of that is climate link Stocks. Look at the Raymond James No out about 630 Billion of the 2.25 Trillion is all climate related and big part. That's a TV story. No wonder then that we saw Tesler up 5%. Of course, you just said end of the call. What a year. Today test is one of the laggards so far, but it's clawed back some of those losses in a single day, some other movies in the evil space there for about the boards because a big part of that plan is 500,000 public charging stations throughout the U. S So again, no wonder look at the performance on the day by some of the biggest names of publicly traded charging companies charge point up almost 19%. There is a broader energy story to this Joe Biden wanting to double down on renewable sources of energy, but also energy story, too. If we flip up the board One more time. You can see that the love was felt throughout those publicly traded providers of renewable energy alternative energy storage systems. One final area when I look at if we flip up the boards for a final time is $100 billion committed to spent being spent on Rural broadband, basically giving people access to Internet. This is something Emily you've discussed in the show a lot there in society. A lot of the disparity is caused by lack of training and lack of access to Internet and you can see actually, what's interesting. A lot of the telecoms provider is not that much higher T Mobile hired by 5/10 of 1%, There is a five G angle. This is well on T Mobile's been a surprise leader. The five G's space. But why's on Joe Biden and how he's going to spend that big
Canadian tried in China on spy charges, no verdict announced yet
"On Friday put on trial one of two Canadians held for more than two years in apparent retaliation for Canada's arrest of a senior Chinese telecom executive candidates that its consular officials were refused permission to attend the proceedings against Michael Spay. Ver, who is accused of Stealing state secrets. Jim Nicoll is the Canadian embassies, deputy chief of mission. And foreign diplomats from eight countries that have traveled to Dandong to demonstrate their support for Michael's favor. Michael Pro pro break and to register their opposition to arbitrary detention way are very pleased that the United States has shown support for Michael. Barbara and Michael Covert. We're working closely with the United States as well. Two secure the immediate release of Michael's fabric, Michael Covert, and S. So we're hopeful that in some measure this trial made to lead to their immediate release did not. The Intermediate People's Court of Dandong said it held a closed door hearing against Spay ver on Charges of spying and illegally sending state secrets abroad and will announce the verdict at a later time.
Unpacking Inequities in Unemployment and Economic Recovery
"I am marcellus co bari. A senior fellow in the global economy and development program here with a sustainable development spotlight as part of the greater recovery from cove nineteen. The biden administration has an opportunity to tackle three into related challenges facing the american economy. The first one is unemployment. Even as unemployment rates have gradually fallen. Since last april the labor force was a whole has shrunk. We still have ten million fewer workers employed today than before the pandemic and because covid nineteen proportionately disrupted sectors like cleaning hospitality and food services high contact sector that also typically pay low wages. The workers most affected are more likely to be black hispanic female anion second even before the pandemic made things worse the. Us labor market was incredibly precarious. Almost half of the american workforce some fifty. Three million people were working in low wage jobs. Earning on average eighteen thousand dollars a year. These workers also see very little upward mobility looking at the transition of some twenty million workers in the lowest paid jobs. We found the low wage workers sticky for every two years or worker remains in lower work their chances of escaping get cut in half and third. The us just doesn't invest enough in infrastructure. We spent just over. Two percent of gdp on infrastructure while european country spend five percent on average in china around eight percent this lack of investment hamper productivity in long-term growth by looking at new infrastructure proposals to a workforce lands. The administration has the opportunity to address the precarious low wage labor market and speed up reemployment while providing much needed infrastructure like broadband. Roads and bridges. Should be the primary goal. We think that the jobs that go into it can make all the difference to workers hit hardest in this crisis in a new policy. Brief we provide an example. What this analysis might look like we use data from hundreds of thousands of real occupational transitions in the last twenty years to answer some questions. That may help policymakers prioritize and adapt projects to maximize their workforce in impact. I absorption how many what kind of workers will new projects employees each will require a unique occupational mix and occupations employed different kinds of workers take broadband an eighty billion dollar investment. The amount proposed in clyburn. Bill would enjoy about two hundred thousand workers over the course of a year in occupations like telecom line installers electronics engineers. Most of them eighty five percent can be sourced from currently unemployed and underemployed people from the telecom construction industries. These workers tend to be older wider in mail. So policymakers might consider a diversity inclusion strategy when hiring for infrastructure projects second. How good will be the recovery from the two thousand and eight recession left too. Many workers behind the quality of jobs created and who has access to them matters if we want to make sure the recovery for the economy also means recovery workers given the urgency to accelerate. Reemployment policymakers may favor investments that create jobs with low natural barriers to entry and that provide living wage basic labor protections instability here infrastructure. Jobs to well. They generally pay more than the national medium offer opportunities for upward mobility and are accessible to workers without a college degree. Third what specific reskilling may be required if we assume that the two hundred thousand jobs in broadband are created in year. One we find there are not currently enough unemployed and underemployed workers to fill about fifteen percent of the jobs created. The potential shortages aren't highly technical jobs specialized telecom industry. These jobs pay well and many workers would benefit from the opportunity to learn the skills needed to fill up. This type of analysis can help maximize the long term impact of these investments on the workforce and informed local reskilling efforts. They can help follows. He makers prioritize projects that can absorb locally displaced workers plugging abandoned oils for instance not only can reduce harmful methane emissions but maybe helpful to workers in places like pennsylvania transitioning from fossil fuels. There are precedents for programs like this. During the great depression federally funded infrastructure investments amounted to six point seven percent of gdp at speak it provided paid work for up to forty percent of unemployed americans equivalent to about four million jobs today. So what we're thinking about the great new bridges and broadband will end up with. We also need to be considering the people who build them and how. This is a massive opportunity to really break ground on both our economic recovery and to reconcile with labor markets card by equity and lack of opportunity.
Nokia to cut up to 10,000 jobs to ramp up R&D in 5G race
"Nokia says it will cut up to 10,000 jobs over the next two years as part of a restructuring plan to cut $715 million. The Finnish telecoms equipment maker says those cuts will allow the company to focus on developing its superfast fi G equipment. Company in a race with Ericsson, in what way lost out on a major horizon contract in the U. S in the last year, and it has made inroads into the Chinese market. Nokia says the cuts which are about 11% of its workforce, will affect most of the
Marketing Guys: What Makes Them Click with VIP Guest Elias Crum & Mark van Horik
"Walk me do incredible talents. Who see the world differently but have fallen thread. Come together and what's the value. Each one of you bring who make marketing guys the school concept in your business his stocked with you and then martin short short. Show us so Mark mark will jump in. I know him so Absolutely so Yes can i met a couple of years ago through a mutual friend and colleague introduced me to mark She's no longer a colleague actually but You know markelle has decided to The that our little corporation works pretty well. And i think he he is a very enthusiastic about it. We met i think free four years ago And mark had a background in marketing founded marketing guys ten years ago. This is our tenth anniversary this year. So hopefully we can celebrate and take the team somewhere. Fly somewhere one once covid. The as let's say been reduced a little more the the thing you know you're asking what do you at what. What's your specific Value what i tend to say is that i like to create stuff from from scratch. I liked to create something from nothing so start. Businesses start from scratch when there is virtually nothing so i i have made like a career. That is a little upside down. I started at a very big company. Royal telecoms kp and we had like thirty thirty. Five thousand people are at the time and then moved to access for all which is an isp service provider during the dotcom boom the first boom and they had like three hundred employees and then i ended up at the ram mobile data where i had the pleasure of setting up an office in the us and we had like one hundred people Before i started in two thousand eleven thinking like you know i. I'd like to start something on my own. And before i knew it we were ten people and my wife was telling me to to move out of out of the house. Because she didn't like all the men and women on the on the dining table anymore you know. She wanted us to move into offices. And you know that's that's a long story short and then you know. That's that's the thing i i really liked to do is make something out of nothing. It's always easy to have an idea ideas that easy The execution than i like to think you know. What kind of ideas can i move into something into a business. An idea without a business value is just. Stay a hobby right. So if you don't have a business model behind it if you don't know how to make money on it And it shouldn't be you know. Making money is not is never a purpose but you know as you have to make money in order to have a a living attitude to have a know a a business that matters so that's insured by answer mart. Wash s a. What would you add to that. And also you tell me little big evolve. Marketing guys us. Alzheimer's plus nine democracy were the doesn't need another branding companies buck. The border does need marketing guys. Because you guys a unique unique and adamovich so tell me little bit about your role. And what's unique niche marketing guides in the states. I was always interested in technology Got a marketing backgrounds but always did something with technology. All since nineteen ninety-five something like that and When i met elias We were talking about a marketing technology. And he actually said well. How do you to join us. And and pick that marketing technology part. What i in in two thousand ten. I had the choice. Doing something with that. Was something completely new in those days or go with another technology part and that was clouds. I chose for cloud and abuts in two thousand seventeen Indeed fi that mutual contact. I had a chat with the end and we came up this marketing technology part and And he said we'll how would you like to join us and and bring that to the next level. That sounds great. why don't they. I didn't was very interested in a everage marketing company but with allies at so. Of course this is interesting because now the got this intersection between marketing technology and and that can make really a difference and and stand out and it is indeed the whole marketing technology. Part that sets up parts set us apart from from the rest There are a zillion marketing agencies. All full service or whatever you wanna call them. There are just a few mark tech agencies. And i think that the marketing guys are really especially in the netherlands. We're we're we're expanding to western europe and so as that we won't be really on the four four end of everything. What's with marketing technology. That's the reason why we also set up the mark and technology both costs and that's great five. This bulk causing. You should know that also charging you meet a lot of interesting people but you see and hear all these passions of of how you can use technology to help people to help companies and i think that that's something that allies and i share is really the urge to help companies really to succeed that. That's also what we then. We help companies succeeds in by using the right technology. And there are zillion tools. I think that There are about seven thousand eight thousand. I'm not sure about that elias. What the counting does this moment. Slowly thousand nine thousand at the moment and sifting through the and really getting finding the gems and and and using them to help your customers really. That's one of the great things marketing technology. You're using text off to make your marketing more personal more geared to people and it's that combination and it's making it. Yeah well that's the paradox. Using technology to become more human. And that's what really and therefore the marketing guys is really because otherwise we could have been denmark tech agency or something like that. No where the guys you know where people were human. Nothing relate to us.
Still perfect: Team LeBron wins NBA All-Star Game 170-150
"Yeah I said that a combo hit sixteen of sixteen from the field and scored thirty five points to lead team lebron to one seventy one fifty win over team Durant in the NBA all star game a telecom Paul was also three of three from the three point line Damian Lillard added thirty two and Steph curry twenty eight per team lebron's western stars while Bradley Beal led team Durant with twenty six Gary McPhillips Atlanta
Tim Wu hired by Biden administration to take on Big Tech
"I've said before that. Tim wu has been one of the most influential people in terms of shaping how i think about tech both its history and its economics and its culture but beyond that he's also been known for years. Now as being a big proponent of various antitrust ideas relating to the tech industry he literally coined the term net neutrality regulation antitrust. All that stuff has been on his plate for years and thus eyebrows are being raised. No doubt in the highest levels of the tech oligarchy. Today by the news. That tim wu is joining the national economic council as a special assistant to president biden for tech and competition policy quoting the new york. Times the appointment of mr wu forty eight who is widely supported by progressive democrats and anti monopoly groups suggests that the administration plans to take on the size and influence of companies like amazon apple facebook and google including working with congress on legislation to strengthen antitrust laws during his campaign. Mr biden said he would be open to breaking up tech companies. Mr wu has warned about the consequences of too much power in the hands of a few companies said. The nation's economy resembled the gilded age of the late eighteen. Hundreds extreme concentration yields gross inequality and material suffering feeding the appetite for nationalistic extremists leadership. Mr wu wrote in his two thousand eighteen book. The curse of bigness antitrust in the new gilded age most visible in our daily lives is the power of the tech platforms especially google facebook and amazon. He added his role with a focus on competition. Policy will be a new one in the national economic council. Mr wu will also focus on competition in labor policy. Such as non compete clauses enforced by companies and concentration in power in agriculture and the drug industry. The job does not require senate approval. Mr wu is best known for advocacy against powerful telecom companies and for coining the term net neutrality. the regulatory philosophy that consumers should get equal access to all content on the internet more recently. He has turned his attention to the gatekeepers like facebook. Google amazon that dominates speech search and retail online and quote as many have said on twitter. This morning i think we just got our biggest indication yet about how the new administration might be thinking about tech and antitrust.
Germanys digital identity landscape with Verimis Roland Adrian
"Hi roland oscar. Nice looking with you on and really happy to hear what is going on in germany in terms of identity in or ever seen related to that and happy to know more about very me very baheren hearing berry meal ready for the last year. San diego need to hear more details. What are the are building offering today so. Please tell us your journey how. You became the managing director very me. Yeah thanks you can. The many thanks for the invitation. Let's here and talk to you a little bit about the markets in germany. So yeah what was my journey becoming managing director of very me. Actually my journey professional. Johnny started twenty five years ago. When i started my career in consulting. Then some stations cashed out which is a department store group. And then i founded multi-platinum loyalty scheme together with start at telecom and from there. I moved to payback. Which actually is janis leading multi partner loyalty scheme. They are quite some markets worldwide than india mexico italy. Us and from all the travel. I got introduced to lose tons of course and became the ceo of lufthansa mice and more during that time. Actually i realized that the future is more. And more about seamless customer experience. Because if you look at lofton's in many cases the real loyalty benefits that you can get there. They actually translate into a real seamless customer. Experience that you get you look at all the tracks for security and immigration priority boarding presort seating in the plane actually the customers tend to reward benefits in their experience much more then any loyalty currency and so at the moment where then lufthansa invested into very me idea for me. It was very clear that this would be an exciting next step for me personally. So i decided to switch over to meet to be the ceo of me and push forward at digital identity to provide seamless customer experience for the users and i can induce that lufthansa is one of the funders organization behind very me. But let's more place for the ones who are not familiar with very still bear me does. In fact lufthansa there's actually one of the investors and we have altogether thirty very large companies in germany that invested into the very idea and a lot smaller companies are really known brand. Names such as liens deutsche. Bahn dot eubanks lufthansa dodger taylor com dime la some song fox button so all very large companies that invested into very me to establish of wallet of digital identities so that was the driving force and i think when we will talk about the market later on we will see that it was a very good moment to invest into such platform because the market urgently requires the platform and there's pretty much empty space currently in germany. And what we provide as bury me as this one click digital experience for very fight identification was in a pop. Misuse cases and at the core of it on is an identity platform. Of course that matches all the regulatory requirements for our anti money laundering or either substantial. And this comes along with the solution for strong customer syndication because the critical part of such a platform is not the identification of customer itself. Actually the critical part is the reuse. And that means the access to the digital identity
As Telecoms Spend Billions on Wireless, Where Does That Leave the Wired?
"Telecom. Companies are spending a lot of money on wireless infrastructure to support their five g networks last week. The fcc announced that verizon spent forty five billion dollars buying spectrum in the agency's auction at and t. spent twenty three billion but in the meantime wired broadband infrastructure is not feeling the love. At and t. Has stopped connecting new customers to its dsl network. A report last fall found that it has deployed high speed fiber to only about a third of households in its network and it's got big gaps in low income areas in many cities angeles for is the executive director of the national digital inclusion alliance. Which wrote that report we are seeing. At and t. not invest in low income neighborhoods as much as they do higher income neighborhoods and to understand that in the inner in the united states. The internet is a commodity so they're looking for highest return and you have evidence of this right. You have put out a report to this effect. That essentially overlays the fiber investment with income and. It seems pretty clear we did. Yes released a digital redlining report in two thousand seventeen where we found that the really slow old dsl tended to be in lower income neighborhoods That went against the general understanding that it was rural areas that weren't getting the investment and then more recently. We did a report with the communication workers of america where their data found that. There were Large portions of. At and t. service that wasn't being upgraded to fiber and there were no plans to upgraded to fiber right. And then how does that. Connect to what we're hearing which is. At and t.'s. Plans to stop connecting even knew dsl users in those areas that have this older infrastructure right. So at and t. is really switching to a wireless model where they are relying upon the plans for five g. and their existing wireless which in a sense is probably great but for the folks on the ground. Not so great. If your internet connection you had been relying upon a wire line connection a dsl service and it's no longer. There's not going to be an upgrade. You have no chance of getting a faster speed and your only option for. At and t.'s. To switch to their wireless wireless comes with data caps. Right right so it's a lot. More expensive to maintain a wireless connection than a wire. Line connection i mean. We're talking about eighteen t because they're the biggest in heaven. Some ways been really conspicuous about this sort of weirdly slowing infrastructure. Build out but his. At and t. Any different than other telecoms in terms of this lack of investment in widespread fiber. We're seeing is is the lack of investment in the lower income neighborhoods by. At and t. With verizon we see skipping of whole cities so so they're making they're each making their own choices as to where they go with their fiber investments and for the rest of us who end up in any of these places where those investments aren't happening. We need to say. Are we okay with that or do we need to somehow influencing either their decisions or coming up with our own solutions. We currently have proposals in congress. Right from republican members of congress that would essentially prevent me broadband that would in theory expand broadband access prevent cities from building their own so those proposals that restrict cities from building their own. Assume that the incumbents are going to distribute their fiber in a way that makes sense for everybody so but it's not equitable and so it really comes down to are we. Okay with the inequity. I met okay with the inequity right. Everybody needs access to fast broadband and it needs to be affordable and so if we have places right now it's already state laws state laws that say no no. The local communities cannot build their own infrastructure and if we do that federally than limits all those options and we as a country relate. Yes we build things ourselves and then the government's like no no no. You can't build it yourself all. That doesn't make any sense. So then let's talk about this. The wireless future the five g future. Do you think that that will benefit some of these underserved areas or might we see the exact same thing where we now have next generation networks that further entrench inequity. I think we have to assume that. Five g will bring further inequities. There's no reason to think that the current technologies aren't being ruled out equitably that the newer technologies will be rolled out equitably. We all know that we should learn from history. Learn from the best and so just changing. The technology isn't going to change the business model. The business model remains the same and currently there is just to put a fine point on it. You said this is a commodity right. There are not regulations. There's nothing to prevent. Companies from not serving specific areas broadband is very lightly regulated. So at this point in time congress and others could choose to change this at this point in time. There's nothing to keep companies from rolling out broadband infrastructure. Where they feel like they're going to get the highest return. Angeles is the executive director of the national digital inclusion alliance in a statement. At told us that quote our investment decisions are based on the capacity needs of our network and demand for our services. It said any suggestion of discrimination or redlining was wrong
Delta plane skids off taxiway at Pittsburgh International Airport
"A delta plane skins off the taxiway at pittsburgh international airport. No injuries reported. This is from the pittsburgh post gazette and for all of you out there. yes. I do fly An airplane very similar to this. One a boeing seven. One seven four A sister airline. And but there. I got a lot of Messages from people. You know kind of worried that could have been me inside this jet but it wasn't wrong airline this delta An airplane carrying nearly eighty passengers and crew slid off the taxiway at pittsburgh international airport on wednesday evening air last week. Airport officials said that. A delta airlines plane a boeing seven flight. Two to three one was departed for atlanta with seventy seven people on board when it quote exited a taxiway just prior to take off near a runway at about six thirty pm. And there's a picture in here of it kind of the nose wheel hanging over the edge of the tax away Officials said that no injuries were reported in the buses were dispatched to help. Passengers exit the plane the passengers were then shuttled to the airside terminal. Delta airlines released the following statement while on. Oh you want me to show that picture. You're saying oh i thought when you alluded to it you're gonna show it but that's okay. No i don't feel like all right okay. Pardon the interruption. When we're recording the show live. The only person who can hear me is captain jeff. Now he's decided to include my audio here in the post. Show edit lucky. You enjoy okay here. Share share screen and here we go and then boom except for do that okay. I'm just gonna leave it like that. Can you guys that no this. They see their got it. Okay for wonder. yeah actually. That picture isn't as bad as some of these others. This one makes it look a little worse and Here's the the back end of the jet details clan thing out the bank. Well rather not say. I don't go seven one. Seven five data a non inflated slide. That comes out of the telecom now. I don't know if you know. This is one of those pictures. Aftermath pictures after the passengers have already left the airplane I did see some pictures. What they had some stairs kind of butted up to get it taken by accident and Up to the back end here and sorry and passengers i keep. I'm really not doing that. The the rear portion of the is the anal portion of the jet They left via the stairs now. I don't know if they if the slide was inflated You know or if it wasn't played in the deflated. Or what. But i've got two things the first one i wonder i wonder if the The the slide The telecomms light there would be effective given the deck angle at the airplanes. Yeah that's that's a good question right. Because i don't think it would be. Maybe it would. I'm not sure what angle it you know. It has to have to be effective dangle dangling banks on the show title about liz you got that angle angle okay and then the other one is I know from from my previous airline. And mike kerner line in the You kind of have to be familiar with with the flight attendant manuals and all that stuff when you carry passengers durant. I know that it's in their manual. That if they well if they find the airplane or in in their in their estimation in a unusual position in the ground or after he rejected takeoff. And they don't hear from the crew in fifteen seconds they're supposed to automatically Beginning evacuation themselves. Because the the the cockpit crew flightdeck crew might be incapacitated and unable to command that evacuation. Yeah so it's you know it's it's it's the manuals as well so Maybe but i mean again again. We don't we don't know an app communication's very important Bring up a great point. And that's why immediately after this happened and you know we're we're just gonna have to like say we're not sure what happened because there's no official officially released Reason that The jet didn't make that final turn. I'm just on this tax away a couple of days before this and On a s airplane and it was in similar conditions as well and let me tell you what you know when the when they do all the snow removal and stuff on the usually do a really good job of of the runway snow removal. And making sure the frictions good and that kind of thing but once you get off on the taxiways and the ramps you gotta be really careful. Because they're usually very very slippery. So i mean i'm very deliberate now. I think we've talked about this. Before that i tend to like to taxi on the higher end of the speed scale But in these listen yeah you But in these conditions. I'm very very slow and deliberate because yeah you know. I'm just not sure what you're going to get and you don't want to end up. I'm not saying this is what happened here but it kind of looks like maybe they were going a little bit too fast for the conditions and tried to make that left. Turn the runways right there. You can see it behind it so it's just like a little bit of a ninety degree turn from the direction this airplanes facing right now and it looks like it just you know. It could have been a mechanical issue as well so i don't know
"telecoms" Discussed on Telecom Reseller
"Real time. Often without even needing to us. I don't know anybody else that provides second ability. So I'm hearing several things I think that our our listeners might nobody Pi's in addition to whatever everyone understood them before it sounds like first of all EP is. Can create products and services which make the product and service use a reseller are selling really necessary to the business you're selling it to. and at the same time. There's an opportunity here to automate. Backroom functions, of May Maybe you know using a lot of labor time. Exactly. Exactly. The value. Is. Greater than the cost at the end of the day, you were going to get a lot more time to get tasks done to achieve what your business needs to scale and grow because you're not investing that time into all of these everyday menial tasks that have really been the bread and butter of telecommunications reselling until now. So. Power Telecom API's and at the edge interactions altering. Telephony marketplace. So because it standardizes the parameters that we have to work within. Its three mines build cycles and allows really accelerated integration software development. Let me tell you what that means. What it means is that software enabled telecoms resellers will be more agile and able to respond to a wider variety of customer requirements then traditional hardware first resellers, and not only that they'll be able to respond much more quickly. Or even in a completely automated manner. were. They don't need to interact with the customer at all just done. Programmatic. Through software for them. So, therefore, the power for benefits of improved network redundancy, seamless customer service that can be automated the ability to scale up or down as demand dictates really gives resellers enterprise and see PLA- see path players a really distinct strategic edged. Over their competition sorry about the pun there. In the years to come I, think that selling enterprise will require these additional capabilities and and resellers haven't the investment into a one hundred percent cloud based software centric telecom carrier. Will be, and in many cases already are getting completely left behind. You. Know evidence sounds good You know it's it's very clear that API's offer. Some really great functions not just customizing although customization is huge automation and bringing you know very important absence solutions right to the user. But how do I really get started? You know this is you know I, think sometimes for part of our audience it sounds great. But where do I begin? As with every business, I think that the best place to start is really with your customers, what do your customers need? And if you were able to listen to what your customers need and deliver that I think that you're in a very strong strategic position continues to. Build Your Business as you find other customers that need the exact same things..
"telecoms" Discussed on Telecom Reseller
"Well I I think so and I think. It's in addition to the pure commercial, but you can t I think he's still something. Really different to go and speak to customers about I mean. I mean, I've been there but you I get rung up by. Telecoms companies the whole time trying to sell me the same thing game again and again, and again, the same ad on. This is something genuinely completely different, which most Tokyo's will have never spoken to that customer base about. So and a great reason to get in touch something different. It's a great margin opportunity with recurring revenues, which music on hold there's never been before and at the end of the day Great. Recordings on the telephone system will also. The customers happier about that phone system because it sounds better. So I think it's a it's a win win win win. You know we've been looking at this from the point of view of the company utilizing it, and also the channels introducing it to the companies and so on. Let's talk for just a moment about the the people actually call in. And experienced, the system had actually happened in what's the result? As I can give you some some steps that we go. We did a project with one of the top five global. Pizza. Chains. and. This was an incredibly exciting. Opportunity? Essentially. what they wanted to do was to give talk to messages to call when they called into that other call pizza restaurant to order takeaway pizzas and environments abandonment is really really important. You can imagine that if it takes. A minute to on the telephone in that environment the coughing song. Yeah it's it's going to take the ages. They actually get my pizza if it takes them this long ones the phone. So there's a very, very short average time to abandon right and yet there's some fantastic up. So the tunes is. Designed to a proof of concept scenario. Webuye. We played tugs at messages depending on who the coolest. Pretty Fun. But Depending on how long they have been calling and we got some incredible is outside of that little just in terms of the average time to abandon right it was twenty nine seconds was the average time to abandon. In the Control Group of this project. When we So what we? Did is we played a message about twenty seconds in saying, Hey, we realized that you've been waiting really long time. So we're going to add free nobles, your older orders connected, and that increase the average time to abandon from twenty nine seconds to fifty two seconds which resulted in seven percent more who's being onset. So really really compelling. Business but from the coolest point of view, they go free tables. So that will say happy as Larry. So that was one. Benefit the other side of it was playing talked up. So masters. So if the Pizza Organization knew that this particular quarter was Habich elite, a medium pizza they might have said, Hey, not by launch pizza Friday one pound extra..
"telecoms" Discussed on Telecom Reseller
"This is the green and I'm the publisher of Telecom reseller. And today I'm with Anthony. Is the CEO Prompt Waste, Anthony Thank you for joining me today my pleasure. WELL WE'RE GONNA be talking on this podcast today about something. We often don't get a chance to, and that is a really interesting opportunity for the channel to sell music on hold really necessary thing. Perhaps now, more than ever especially as the contact center emerges as maybe the main point of contact customers have with many commercial operations of the first density of what is properties well from a company that specializes in providing audio for telephone system. It's always intrigued me that when telephone systems are sold by telecoms resellers into into that that customers. Only still ways they don't provide the professional recordings all the music on hold to turn those telephone systems from standard to stand out, and so what prompted the company that gives telecomms resellers the to to to make that transition and to provide great audio so that telephone systems sound great. So this is something new I think that really what caught our attention and what? If you will prompted this Tomcat podcast was. I think we often think of music on hold in sort of to sort of generalizations that you know. First of all, it's kind of boring and not that good, and secondly it's not not really a big deal for the channel and I think your message messages that that can be different. Yasser. We've been in in the music on business ninety four but also four years we have completely re-engineered the whole market and just thought in the new. What's this going to look like and we've come up with a new proposition which we call hosted on hold which Just revolutionizes everything. It's different technically in the fifties a streaming service, it's different commercially in. Instead of end customers paying X. pounds per recording, they actually pay an ongoing revenue stream to have as many recordings as they want, and it's different in terms of the way it is so because it has been designed from the ground up to be sold through the telecoms channel. and there's somebody really ready completely different, which is very exciting. Let's take these are differences one by one, and maybe start with the product because it sounds like. different way of delivering. But let's start there. Why is delivering it by streaming such a big deal. Okay so.
"telecoms" Discussed on Podcasts – Telecom Reseller
"This is the green and I'm the publisher of Telecom reseller. And today I'm with Anthony Buxton is the CEO prompt. Waste Anthony Thank you for joining me today my pleasure. WELL WE'RE GONNA be talking on this podcast today about something. We often don't get a chance to, and that is a really interesting opportunity for the channel to sell music on hold really necessary thing perhaps now, more than ever especially as the contact center emerges as maybe the main point of contact customers have with many commercial operations of the first density of what is prompt us well from a company that specializes in providing audio for telephone system. It's always intrigued me that when telephone systems are sold by telecoms resellers into into that customers. Only still ways they don't provide the professional recordings all the music on hold to turn those telephone systems from standard to stand out, and so what prompted the company that gives telecomms resellers the to to to make that transition and to provide great audio so that telephone systems Great. So. This is something new I think that really what caught our attention and what? If, you will prompted this Tomcat podcast was. I think we often think of music on hold in sort of to sort of general stations that you know. First of all, it's kind of boring and not that good, and secondly it's not not really a big deal for the channel and I think your message messages that that can be different. Yasser. We've been in in the music on business ninety four, but also four years we have completely re-engineered the whole market and just thought in the new. What's this going to look like and we've come up with a new proposition which we call hosted on hold which Just revolutionizes everything it's different technically in the fifties a streaming service, it's different commercially in. Instead of end customers paying pounds per recording actually pay an ongoing revenue stream to have as many recordings as they want, and it's different in terms of the way it is so because it has been designed from the ground up to be sold through the telecoms channel. and there's somebody really ready completely different, which is very exciting. Let's take. These are differences one by one, and maybe start with the product because it sounds like. different way of delivering. But let's start there. Why is delivering it by streaming such a big deal. Okay so.
"telecoms" Discussed on Telecom Reseller
"So, what's shaking? There is an opportunity for enterprise to start testing to their own calls, and for them to control their own destiny, and how they engage with customers. With this new framework that's out there in some of the enhancements of the framework. The ability to sign the calls can actually be spend the down to the enterprises, and it will be just the carriers being the ones assigned this hopes. To those enterprise who are aggressive in protecting their brand in wanting to improve the engagement, they'll have the ability to do so just start signing their own calls in helping to improve the engagement entrust then in those calls down to their customers. So, what do you see as next in this journey forward for telecoms and also the enterprise? So. Well. We have about a year when it comes to. Implementing stir shaking in the infrastructure and again it is not a silver bullet, and there still plenty of companies and carriers out there that will get extensions because they don't have the capabilities to deploy that call an occasion framework into their networks. So that being said the largest mobile operators as well as the large barriers out of their wireline carriers, will habits deployed so that provides an interesting opportunity for enterprises now to start taking advantage of this capabilities in signing their own calls so what we see happening over the next couple of years especially this next year is you'll have. The carriers deploy infrastructure. And then the challenging aspect of the point to enterprises, which in the framework and how it's set up today solving the enterprise opportunity in how they are making this out back calls is challenging, but not if the enterprises take control of it themselves by deploying their own, stir shaking to structure. And if they do that now, they have kind of market leadership that they'll be able to utilize when they're making these calls out to customers. And one of the Nice things that's GONNA COM is. This is the first real. If dishes to the voice calling infrastructure in many many years. And now that cough indication will come into place. Seeing a evolution and truly revolution on that voice calling experience. Devices are having now. Keep ability to provide more information to the end consumer. There are mobile operators out there devices there now that will accept things such as logos, context, trust indicators that provide more value to the end consumer to trust to answer that phone call, and so that's what is really exciting for enterprises if they will be able to authenticate their calls, but then ultimately provide more information down to their customers to improve the engagement rates, so call answer ritual. Go Up! You'll race. We'll go walk.
"telecoms" Discussed on Telecom Reseller
"This is green and I'm the publisher of Telecom reseller. And today and with Jimmy Jones. WHO's the telecoms cybersecurity expert for positive technologies? Jimmy! Thank you for joining me today. The public doesn't know to be. Well this is very exciting podcast for me because I think we have. To better understand in the UC community, the nature and character of some of the security threats and issues that are out there with regard to the carrier networks, also with new technologies like five G., and so on, because these things are becoming so much a part of the scene at the enterprise, the scene at the SMP the scene for customers and all the partners, and so in the we reach talk to but I mean what is the positive technologies? So technologies as a global research driven sock security company being established around about seventeen years with the telecoms arms, being formed around about six years ago and that's right at the beginning. Is the technical insecurity really? with our research contributes directly not only to our products and services portfolio but he's reference by organizations like the FCC. Lisa in Europe and the semi who reference many of their recommendations to. Documents. To operate. We frequently speak. There have been. Others around the world. But big differentiator is in five G.. And he's not so much of highly respected telecomms, thing but in fact but the fact we have a wider knowledge vice from other sectors so. Five GS consolidation of traditional telecoms environment, and the more general I see and well being extensive examination insult, insofar as security We were able to hear that excellent theoretical work but also bringing in real world experience as well for instance, if we're looking at an FA, which is underpinned is five G.. For looking at that through telecoms operator we can only in guys telecom, saying also the individuals have been working on private clouds for years in financial institutions, and another more mature verse goes useful. On copy on the rest of my really really helps, and and that's only in delivering security service audits in the sediments, but when we when we build our products. So recently you delivered. A paper made a presentation. On on on a I guess what you had discovered as a number of security flaws in the LT and five G. networks that could literally enabled criminals to leave an entire city without communications or impersonate users or get free mobile service expensive, the operator customer so I'd like to.
"telecoms" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Best of their break madly step down at the salon the Saudi telecoms operator also known as well by any fell to its lowest level in more than two months this week in racing gains for the year and that's after the company reported twenty nineteen profit that missed analyst estimates to see if all kind of wannabes joined me on the phone on Wednesday is he not finally the resulting for two thousand nineteen it was very successful if you look at the whole year we have fifteen percent and keys and that thing is and for the first time in forty years we we report on it and composed of metric what's been called quantum keno Chris things which is a non recurring the call of the coding an animal dies transaction coastal the previous loans of local syndicate leaderboards sitting in two thousand two thousand nineteen December thirty financing transactions that have been holding him pull on the reduce the cost of financing and gold the coast and as a condition and terms of all of the loans yeah when you the flexibility futures the second being all cost item that we have is a management fees which is under a technical service and support agreement signed with the imminent chemical cool hello we have the set to be defined Katie eyes financials and operational once it's a city you know what we got the payment which is a hundred fifty so if we exclude these two close items the company would report to two hundred fifty six million and eight yeah other than the old if I could just that if I just made some jump in here and to flesh out the point you mention about cutting the finance cost how were you able to do that what kind of rate are you paying now is it still is a two point seven five percent what what we have in an ad that that you'll be financing we have based on the company's performance and improvement and corporations financials we would you know able to secure much better rate and that the old to the financing we have so it's almost more than fifty percent section in the course of the season will be all these in in the in the futures and to also give us the flexibility and to invest in the five PM about investments in the cabins which is a lot of restrictions on us the two men in the groups we have nine court in almost a consequence it cold so we find consistently scrotal continues investment in our infrastructure and these people are you point seven five percent is this to close out that point are you paying two point seven five percent then on on on them cut interest actually the the the the the one it's functional addresses for so it is more than fifty percent reduction in the hold the financing because okay so let's get to the point around five G. which you started talking about now because you were lacking some of your peers as we went into the eight part of twenty nineteen I mean how much tracks no you getting there how much progress are you making in the book for the cost of the CD no we don't the five so the two city by city and it is it is all the construction which is you know it's ready right now but it is more full full had a business of my own hands it's an application so choose to apply so this is a long term investment we think the future would report pick up and that submersible six you know we have reached a decision on the written investment that we make a note of this at the scene a little cold and get a look at some of the best experience who can help so we sustain a little told you know online course and also by tomorrow this call also you looking to boost topline growth kind of what other ways can you creatively insect more momentum into that part of the balancing don't worry so would lead we have the most of the sectors that we we we are serving consumers of the business for government and the city and also that we have a couple of calls only seconds so even couldn't continue into our come on hello customer experience you're also and the new customer segment that we serve why the infrastructure of that too to be honest with market also having high that you could think of yeah also.
"telecoms" Discussed on KQED Radio
"One decision about one countries digital infrastructure proved such a talking point Mister speaker I hope the whole house would agree that if we are to achieve all digital connectivity ambitions it is absolutely imperative that we can trust in the safety and security of all telecoms networks a great mistake to let them in the first place in nineteen thirty seven the Germans made very good submarines but we didn't buy them for very good reason this is a central strategic asset when I hear people saying that we're going to turn over the building of all five G. network to while away that's an enormous exaggeration but we're under this enormous lobbying campaign now from elements in the US so what has been decided basically despite objections from lots of people including the White House Britain has chosen to allow the Chinese firm while way to build part of the infrastructure needed for the UK's five G. coverage it only includes the kids fault non sensitive elements within the network in which hallway will told will account for just thirty five percent of the total installation and while they will be excluded from areas near military bases and nuclear sites that's all because it is Chinese and because there is concern over potential Chinese government cyber snooping in the future so why has all of this generated so much heat well to explain let's remember just what a big deal five G. is expected to be when it finally becomes a fully functioning part of all connected lies is the BBC senior technology correspondents every time what everybody thinks about fast is that our fans will be foster will be able to stream more content will be able to play back to games and nothing is true and as a consumer that's probably the very first thing that you're going to notice that your face goes a bit faster and that's great but that is really only the tip of the iceberg I think the most important thing to remember about five G. is that it's being designs to be able to host thousands of devices on it at the same time now this means you know the main menu guide in the concert you go to a football game and if it doesn't work because everyone's trying to get on the full G. and it feels like a wheel that what happened with five G. only face devices will be connected that's great if your music found a football fan but walked to the broader implications well you know the thing that's holding back driverless because massively is that there isn't really a reliable network for them to use to communicate with each other on the raids at the moment and to five G. is expected to pay vice that network also has implications for things like you think about rescue operations by drain you know swarms of Trenton and it is also very ending able to communicate with each other when coordinate rescue say there are all sorts of ways in which five G. has the potential benefits so that's a gigantic amount of infrastructure which brings us to the arguments the specifically on the security front obviously there is no tangible evidence that Holloway he is in the pocket of the Chinese government but that is the fear of the assumption that it could be in the future how much can the security forces the techie people out there be confident that when they have hardware in their system it can or cannot be compromised what is our understand currently the way the five G. networks are built that's what's cool the cool and then the known coral the periphery in the core if you like is the sort of brains all the hearts of the network and not schools dealing with the day to transfer what's going on between the fans in the periphery is things like the masa the antennas you know the raids if you like but no actually touching the data itself and so you can intelligence times have been dealing with this for a long time dating back to about twenty thirteen at least they say they are able to manage this risk by basically not putting it in anything essential and and that has been the plan going full with now because the issue with that is maybe they'll come a point when the cooler and the non core whatever you want to call it will let you know that need an outside one of the bits of kit will what cats want you might need to reach will stuff through the core if I send you a text what I need to send it to court and out of a court to get to you why can't I just transmit it straight to fight and then obviously remove honorable position because it's more difficult to sort of putting a will if you like between stuff that sensitive and stuff that isn't so even if Wally Kate is simply mas and so on that is currently being non call it will have software updates coming into eight as the technology of all is that you're not part of this whole thing you know in the old days fight network's infrastructure switches wasn't and dials and physical hardware not increasingly being replaced by so far and of course there is that full an increased possibility of you know back door being built into it that somebody could see now the issue is is slightly historic you know who always found that wall is a member of the Communist Party when he was younger in China he says everybody had to be in order to get on in business is nothing unique about that he says his company's a private company he said he would shut it down before he took orders from the Chinese government that said you know they're all very different rules about parading in China in one of the days is that you have to be compliant with what the state wants you to do if it asks you to do something inside it may well be that qual we've never done anything it may well be that it will never do anything but that question hangs heavily in the Addison it certainly does the baby Caesar we climb in that well the Beijing will be released in the UK government's decision hallway will be jubilant and Brewster communications rhetoric Huawei U. cases common sense has prevailed the thirty years of always operations has never been any evidence provided by our detractors or any evidence or any case on aware of where all kit is being used by anyone to compromise the security I mean it's still data through the network so that's what he says the reaction from Washington not quite so warm short sighted penny pinching a disaster some of the kind of comments from senior members of both sides of the house of Congress some arguing that the decision could threaten the very core of U. K. U. S. relations any future post brexit trade deal nothing quite so specific or harsh from the White House itself so far ahead of sex reinstate Mike Pompeii is visit for talks on trade in London later today Emily Taylor is CEO of Oxford information labs and she's an associate fellow at the UK's Chatham house think tank she says Washington now wrists looking isolated among its allies several of this will lead the US has been quite vocal about not using wall way not discoveries is the five is fairly much an outline in this only the Australians and the US have announced an outright ban on Wall way the rest of the world is using one way only the for four G. or five G. or is pleased to use wall right in some capacity why then is five G. considered such a significant leap forward I mean if it's already there in the current infrastructure previously networks of being quite dumb that unintelligent all they do is sit back and passively Paul Solman data and packets as quickly as possible with five geo seeing a much more intelligent network so it will be able to increase and decrease its capacity quite a weekend at Klee in response to Dimond that's very exciting but it's also very frightening because whereas before with particular with mobile networks you've had fairly well secured to devices being attached to it in the form of handsets separately snowed with five G. it's going to be seen as a major enabler of wearables such as a Fitbit or sentences or however many things you can imagine and so you're going to have very many and unpredictable and Polly secure devices attaching to the future five G. networks I'm not poses may just like the security risks and once I suppose you've got all of those things connected all over the place it's very hard to kind of imagine functioning without them it's the nature of technology when it spreads it becomes very hard to one pick in the event of a problem yeah the more sophisticated technology is whether rates central heating in your home or electricity for these new communications media you become very reliant on them and more importantly if they fail then critical aspects of you infrastructure can fail as well such as power water electricity and so on another alternative companies who can do the same job as well they're not not many technological markets tend to become very concentrated this is a problem and five G. provision is no different you've essentially got three global competitors Nokia Erickson and wall way one way has been viewed as the cheaper option for many and so full mo Vaughn operators who haven't had back great to twenty eight Israeli because they have to put the infrastructure in the ground but nobody wants to pay you to use it so the revenues have been falling and yet that cool down to make major infrastructure investments at the same time for them a cheap option is an attractive option Emily Taylor of Chatham house will you case decision does pave the way for other countries it could have an almost instant impact on the nations that make up the circle five days a security partnership with English speaking nations the US and Australia they've already banned wall way but New Zealand Canada may well now fully the UK's lead India is considering its options what about Germany it sells billions of dollars worth of goods like cause to both China and US markets which way will it jump chancellor Angela Merkel is said to be favouring engagement with Wall way while others like Norbert Ripken he's the chairman of the foreign relations committee in Berlin he's opposed he prefers the major European provides instead companies like Nokia and Ericsson dismisses the British government intelligence claim you can separate coal and norm call five G. infrastructure I think this differentiation certainly belongs to the Old World of the four G. there is consensus technical consensus of that in the New World of five G. there only critical components and non critical components and both are in the corner and in the periphery net and increasing the in the periphery net so this distinction is really outdated and cannot be the basis of an adequate decision so it's I think kind of pretext full eight political decision decided earlier to want to achieve so what is a political decision that Germany's gonna reach do you think that the fact that the UK has offered this qualified acceptance all fall way is going to influence Germany's decision I don't think so I think the debate is in Germany is whether we want to be a part of the European solution and it is about our sense of sovereignty digital sovereignty all the breaks the debate was so much about gaining and regaining sovereignty and we think that five G. is about all I did just that sovereignty so I think it is perceived not as a signal of strength how the U. K. is going to decide but in the way of an increasing dependence that perhaps they think we calmed the fault to be unfriendly to companies which are submitted to the state influence it's obvious why you would wish to take a high minded view around security in the preservation of security and independence autonomy as you describe it but politics and economics and cults to find their way into this conversation have and they I mean let's be honest Germany is massively committed to both the United States and China in different ways through its economy and that is surely got to inform which way Gemini goes certainly not we would make a big big mistake if our decisions on critical infrastructure on our national security what informed by export interests of one area of our industry what is at the heart of our economy is our technological competitiveness and this five G. is about whether Europe and Germany will preserve and enhance its technological competitiveness this is at the heart of a lot of growth of our economic strength and of our geo political competitiveness as well but isn't not going with Wall way gonna hold back your economic competitiveness because all the estimate seem to suggest that if you go with the other networks they are less developed less advanced the gonna take longer to install and implement no I think this narrative is simply not true for example of the European company Ericsson has more or less the same global share in working out five Jeez and in other places five T. is ruled out without outlays so five G. is reality with and without Wally are you worried that irrespective of which way Germany jumps the the other side is going to punish you economically what getting threats in Britain all of economic sanctions all punishments effectively from the trump administration and from Beijing would you consider it to be a very responsible and very smart way of taking decisions to decide out of fear if you did exclude wall a whole together and that's obviously your personal desire do you fear that they wouldn't be direct sanctions from Beijing towards that twenty five percent of all that car imports I believe a German at the moment do you think that that could be lost and that Beijing really would set out to punish you for doing that it might be the case I don't think it would be the case because the fact is that we want to deliver to trade with China but that also China is dependent on trading and dealing with Europe and Germany what I am really afraid of is that we start to take major strategic decisions out of fear we must not decide out of fear is the car industry afraid in Germany I think yes they are have they told you that of course but you're happy not to listen to them I of course I listen to them but I think we have to see the big picture it's impossible for us to serve the single interest of one very important branch a whole industry when the national security and our long term interests in our competitiveness based on technology is at stake and apart from that see the example of Australia which is dependent the high degree on China they have taken a clear decision not to let in Chinese companies that will also a retaliation and threats of retaliation in the room and nothing has happened German empty no but road can well some reckon all of this argument is symptomatic there is a wide a technological Cold War brewing they say between China and the U..
"telecoms" Discussed on WAFS Biz 1190
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"telecoms" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Head of the Chinese telecoms, giant Weiwei has accused the US of underestimating his company strength. But I dating look at the world of business and restaurant chain set up an owned by the world famous British chef Jamie, Oliver paid to be on the verge of bankruptcy administrators have been appointed for Jamie's talion among others, which has become a fixture on high streets across the UK in recent years. Jamie Oliver who's cookbooks and TV series of made him a global star said on Twitter that he was devastated Emma wine. Brennan is the food trends editor the grocer. That's a publication focused on the food industry. Ama- welcome. What do you think went wrong? I think there are a lot of factors probably in this one that mainly at say the rise cash with dining in. That's it was a massive area growth for a long time. That's establishment of say many players who all in casual dining experience. And I think. A lot of them night. Jamie's all struggling. And even if they haven't gone into administration, there, many names out, I finding it tough at the moment is casual dining outs now I think if north out completely but I think possibly tame any plays in that markets and it's not growing the race east to be if anything, the probably easing out slightly less than the tea. And also taking full tentatives that may be something different vodka than gangs chain, this chain, this particular one that I mentioned Jamie's Italian wasn't at the bottom end of the of the price range was it, although he, he did say that it was an ethical business that tried to promote you know, meats, that had been fairly rid and so on. And let you say I think prices tibia problem, I think he didn't has no reasonable price points. And he did office something full that price points at Everson v such to suggest that you like to spend a little bit more with the Mideast, t even if we're doing it less, it's possibly that people if they ask spending that will want something different to chain, seventy will special and unique possibly some on station media, and I think chains chuckling to that end of the markets. Do you think this is an international trend? You're talking specifically about the U K markets. I know Jamie Oliver worldwide star mighty stand more chance having the same kind of chain loan in other countries. It's custody. He does have it's another countries. I think he is fairly unique contempt of the Sierra mounts casual dining chains tunnel. The hair say he could stand a chance outside mall kits in the canes. Sacconaghi has such a high level of competition. From the same number of other chains. Like colleague shares Strada Pratt say all struggling as well. Do you think his brand is damaged his TV, image, potentially? They will some tool 'cause the health campaigning he's done potentially over riding his images of Seth. He's become nine Moore's campaign, I wouldn't say that was a huge problem, it might have contributed very slightly. But I, I would say the main from here is the proposition, Emma wind Brennan, who's food trends editor at the grocer. Thank you very much for coming on news. Now,.
"telecoms" Discussed on KQED Radio
"US companies from using telecoms equipment made by firms considered a risk to national security in a move believed to be aimed at the Chinese tech, firm, qua- way talks, incidence, stall again as the military demands. The removal of barricades set up by protesters made extensions of the barricades outside or regional seeking side. This traffic between hurtful north and on a global health trust pledges to find better treatments for snake bites, which kill one hundred and twenty thousand people a year when somebody horror community gets big boss night. They think that that's the last day on earth, and later, fortunately, some kids are no longer recommended such as the wearing of dead pigeons. A slip. I'm Stewart MacIntosh with the BBC news. Hello. President Trump has declared a national emergency to protect US communications networks against what he calls foreign advisories. No companies named in the president's executive order. But analysts say the main target is the Chinese giant hallway, the company has denied being a threat. Here's Peter Bowes the move to ban transactions that pose an unacceptable risk is not, according to the Trump administration focused on a specific company, but the US Commerce Department says while we is engaged in activities that our country to US national security, or foreign policy interests, American companies, it says, we'll face tighter controls over selling their technology to while away the Chinese telecom giant says it's ready and willing to engage with the US government and come up with active measures to ensure product security, the head of the ruling military council and Saddam says talks with pro democracy leaders have. Have been suspended for seventy two hours general Abdel Fattah Alberta, Han said protesters roadblocks would be cleared. These demonstrators were disappointed. The any. But my opinion is that this was not the right move toll. It's unacceptable that the military council has stopped the negotiations at a sensitive time like this. Car, you're honestly, the decision issued today to halt negotiations is a big shock to all citizens of Sudan. The military council is trying to seize control. This is like the devil wanting to take heaven. The former media tycoon, Conrad Black, who is jailed for defrauding investors and obstructing Justice in the United States has been pardoned by President Trump, the White House said, although Mr. black served three and a half years in prison, the US supreme court overturned nearly all the other charges he faced. The governor of the state of Alabama has signed into law, a controversial Bill, which outlaws almost all abortions, the only exemptions cases where the mother's life is at serious risk. Republican governor Kay Ivey said every life was precious. Jennifer Delvin from the American Civil Liberties union describe it as a worrying development women should be extraordinarily concerned, what we're seeing is a national coordinated effort to take away women's ability to make their own personal healthcare decisions, and with the state of politics today, and the courts today, women have to make sure that their voices are heard to make sure that we retain our rights to make our own decisions for ourselves and our families tens of thousands of students, and teachers have protested in about one hundred eighty cities across Brazil after president Cheyenne, both in our government announced tough budget cuts to federal universities, schools and research institute. The cups are expected to amount to around the third of.
"telecoms" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"US telecoms twenty-six member industry trace back group transitioned its manual process to one that is largely automated the FCC recently acknowledged that US telecoms manual process had reduced the time necessary for the agency to conduct its own investigations for months two weeks. And the automated process is expected to produce even greater efficiencies. Finally, well, current federal enforcement efforts are laudatory they are mostly limited to civil enforcement. There is an acute need for Greg criminal enforcement against illegal robo callers. Federal and state levels. Criminal syndicates engaged in a legal robo calling activity should be targeted and brought to Justice through aggressive criminal enforcement efforts. We applaud the trae stacks facilitation of these efforts. Enclosing let me again, thank the committee for holding this time, we hearing US Telekom shares your concerns with the scourge of illegal robo calls, and we look forward to our continued work together to address this challenge. Thank you, Mr. Rubin. Misunders Kevin thune Senator shots members of the Senate committee. I appreciate the opportunity to today to testify on the importance of maintaining the integrity of the telephone consumer Protection Act as a primary tool to address unwanted robocalls. Margo Sanders national consumer Law Center senior counsel. My testimony is on behalf of the low income clients of the national consumer Law Center and five other national consumer org. Is asians. We've very much appreciate chairman thune Senator Markey's leadership in this area by sponsoring the trae stack. We want to talk about some of the other things that need to be done last month. Americans was five point two billion robocalls of phenomenal three hundred seventy percent increase since two thousand fifteen the data illustrate that. The majority of calls are not over over scams. Their calls made by American corporations or on behalf of merica corporations selling products and collecting death. These callers claim to be the victims of TCP crisis. But it's a crisis of their own making so called legitimate businesses often using lead generators who are responsible for who make the calls are responsible for a billion almost a billion telemarketing robocalls just last month to sell car insurance. Health insurance car warranties. Home security systems resort vacation in more. If the rate of telemarketing non scam calls continues at the current pace in two thousand nineteen they'll be over eleven billion non scam telemarketing robo calls in the United States. In addition to tell him architectures, major American corporations make an enormous number of robocalls to collect debts and any debt collection calls are made the people who are behind in their payments, but the calls are made dozens of times a week in an attempt to harass people into paying other robo calls are made to people who have nothing to do with the deaths examples of these harassing debt collection calls in my testimony. A significant reason for the esscalation of robocalls in is that many of the offending callers. Anticipate a caller friendly response. From the FCC to loot from their many requests to the FCC to loosen restrictions on robocalls. This is evidenced by the spike in Kohl's that occurred right after last year's decision by the DC circuit court in Asia international versus FCC illustrated on page five of my testimony that decision set aside and two thousand fifteen order on the question of what calling systems are included in the definition for an automated dialer. The calling industry's response to this decision is perfectly illustrated by the request of by the US chamber joined by sixteen major national industries requesting the FCC to loosen restrictions on robo calls. The TCP is straightforward. It does not prohibit robocalls. It simply requires express consent before calls are made to cell phones with an automated dialer or prerecorded voice or before telemarketing calls are made to residences. The law is not out of date as some claim the problem is that the callers want to make robocalls without worrying about having this consent. And they do not want to stop calling consumers when the consumer say stop if their requests are granted. The number of automated calls was skyrocket. And there will be no protections against automated texts. Finally, the rules to stop unwanted robocalls. Must remain privately. Enforceable individual consumers harmed by invasive calls must be able to obtain redress for that harm and private enforcement through class. Actions is essential to deter violations FCC enforcement. Unfortunately does not accomplish this goal. The Wall Street Journal reported last week a few weeks ago that the had collected only sixty seven hundred and fines against violators of the TCP. I'd be happy to answer any questions. Thank you. Thank you misunders as I said earlier, I'm committed to protecting consumers from fraudulent scam calls, and that's why I long Senator Markey author the trace act to go after individuals who intentionally violate the law and prey on vulnerable populations. It is unfortunate. That illegal robocalls have now increased the point where people hardly want to pick up the phones at all. Consumers can also be harmed. If they do not receive important time-sensitive calls that financial institutions healthcare companies and automakers make to their customers turn general Peterson. Do you think that you have the necessary tools to meet the challenge of tackling illegal robocaller? So that consumers feel it safety answer the phone again. One of the reasons I think is going to be really advantages to attorneys general is because. Technology is a big part of the answer. And I think with the stir shaken guidelines that will really help us. I think that's one of the more important elements that we see that to stay in front of the technology possible. The other part is the agency cooperation will be important because I think as states we find more strength and working with the SEC or the in some of these efforts we've had a history of that. And I think the fact that in the in the Bill it notes that the attorney general should work with state attorneys general is important element for us because this thing is always advancing interns. And we I think working together. We will be strengthened in enforcement. Do you turn general Peterson also Mr. ruby in the past when I've asked the enforcement and industry officials whether or not the do not call registry is broken. The responses made clear that it is most effective for folks who are making a good faith effort to comply with the law. The reality is that there are too many vigils like Adrian Abramovich, you have no regard for the laws on the books, which is why believe a credible threat of prosecutions necessary for illegal robo calls. Do you agree that threat of criminal prosecution is a necessary deterrent? Mr chairman. Thank you for that question. It's an excellent question, and I wholeheartedly agree with that view. And I think I applaud the trae stack for what it does in a stab wishing that inter agency working group. To facilitate that type of criminal enforcement. I think one of the things that is not lost on me is that when you look at Mr. Abramovich, he was recidivists robocaller. So he was sued by eighteen two thousand seven he was the FCC acted aggressively against him in two thousand seventeen two thousand eighteen the FTC just last week announced a series of settlements with several individuals Andy Salisbury, Aaron Michael Jones. James Cristiano and the most disheartening aspect of that announcement was that the FTC referred to them as recidivist robocaller callers, doing rupee telecom again, and again, and again, and I think individuals like that definitely needs to be targeted through criminal enforcement. The best way to prevent illegal robo calls is to stop them from ever being made. And the best way to ensure that is put the people that are making them behind bars. I think Senator thing you mentioned in your opening about the cost of doing business. And I think that's a lot of these violators probably perceive it that way if they're fine. They'll move on. I think when you bring up criminal penalties. That's when you get their attention. So that's why I support them. Thanks, Mr. rupee your testimony. You mentioned his commitment to deploying the call education framework known as stir shake discussed quite a bit here. This morning already. But the bipartisan traced act will help guide industry on the implementation of this much-needed call framework, can you speak to how implementation of this framework will help consumers not receive spoofed calls just going to describe that Nike Mus chairman. Absolutely. So basically. The way I like to explain the shake and stir standard is as follows. It's obviously a very technologically complex standard issue. But I think the best way to understand it is effectively the equivalent of a notary public when you go to a notary public with a document. They don't look at the document. They look at your driver's license and the signature put on the line. So the stir shake and protocols and standards will do two things number one. They will offend Kate. The number that is originating that call in other words verifying that is indeed the number calling number two it will enhance trace back efforts. So when we trace back a call we may go through five six seven different providers to get to the point of origination. This is she's been radio programming from Thursday because that call origination will be authenticated at the front end. We can hop right to that point to get to them. And that. Helps consumers in a couple of ways number one it makes enforcement actions whether civil or criminal easier to pursue because we can find these people faster and US telecom is through its trace back group is doing that. But then number two, the standard will help inform a lot of the analytics that's taking place in the network and on the consumer sand in various hundreds of apps and services that are out there. So that will better inform their analytics in terms of how to handle that call and just to be clear especially early on. The lack of authentication on a call is standard is being deployed is not necessarily going to be an indicator of whether that call is good or bad. But. As implementation progresses. It will greatly enhance the analytic side for consumers. Thank you. Shot. Thank you. Let me start with misunders. The Wall Street Journal recently reported that the FCC is fine robocaller two hundred eight million dollars, but collected about seven thousand dollars. So in addition to the sort of cost of doing business question the cost is actually close to zero. And I'm wondering how we can do better to improve the recovery rate. Well, the recovery rate by the government is poor. But the recovery rate in private class actions is significant and it so unpopular as they are. It is the class actions that are driving compliance, and that's why the major industries are pushing the change the rules. So that these class actions won't be available that I would like to take a step back and look at what is driving all those robo calls that has been subject of discussion today who's paying those robo callers. How are they making money? They're being paid those robo colors are lead generators, they're making the calls illegally when they get someone on the phone who's interested in purchasing a home security or car insurance or life insurance contract that's alive lead. They then refer that lead to a real American company state farm, Royal code. Sort.
"telecoms" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Telecoms and media Dave mccombs joins us now from our studio in Tokyo. Dave, what is your understanding of where exactly the legal illegal proceedings of left? Mr go. Well, left moments away apparently from exiting this jail in Tokyo as you can see behind me. It's a bit of a gloomy day here, weather wise, but it has to be a happy one for Carlos going, as you know, he'll be stepping outside for the first time since he landed on his private aircraft on November nineteenth and was whisked away from there. So he will be exiting. And then from there his life will change dramatically. It's not like he's stepping back into his normal life prior arrest, which was basically the sort of jet-setting ten days five countries kind of world wind of activity. He's gonna have to get busy very quickly, though, fighting this case and gathering evidence on his own behalf of speaking with witnesses and trying to build this case that as he has said as he has claimed that these allegations are just not true. Why was the bail granted this time? Right. I mean, the prosecution they put up a huge fight. And they were trying to make the case that there's a there's a flight risk. Why did the court budge this time run? Well, the most likely there were several factors. One of them was of course, that they did grant some concessions in terms of the said he can have cameras at his home to watch his every move. He also accepted the fact that he would not accept meetings with other people from the outside. And the other thing is that they were bringing increasing international pressure to bear his new legal team was more aggressive. They came up with the idea to send a letter to the UN protesting this on human rights grounds. Are they had protested the human rights before? But this letter to the young was the first time to approach that body which carries very big wait here in Japan that could've added to the pressure. I think the last thing that Tokyo prosecutors want is for this to become an international case. And they could perhaps they could see the tide starting to turn on that and sympathy starting to build plus he'd been. Been there now for one hundred plus days, it's kind of hard for them to argue that they would expect a confession after he had held out that long so all those factors add up to contributing to him finally having his bail approved and as as we're hearing now minutes away from stepping out of that jail. Yeah. A few defining moments that we are looking and experiencing looking at then experiencing Bloomberg conglomerates date macoutes. Thank you very much for joining us for some perspective. Live from Tokyo. We'll keep a close eye on the front door there.
"telecoms" Discussed on KGO 810
"And the telecoms short on the first free throw. Bradley in the ball game for the bears. Mcneil Bradley VANOVER suing. And Peres Austin under Kelly replace van over. We can connect on the prequel. He does. And there's the horn. And the big bears in number twenty two van over six down eleven nine. And here's some pressure from the bears. Tops and goes to the middle of the floor on the head logo to take gets back to Thompsons Rives, then little reach round past record vich tapped way various come back to the way often the trailer on the right wing gets Bradley. Now with the ball. Dumps down inside Kelly Andrei turn off the ram rebounded by Kinko one now for bears tops coming back. The other way. We're gonna put it on the floor drive in pass Thompson of bounce left wing and bucked by Austin. And that'll be a foul on Paris. Yeah. That's too bad. It wasn't a whole lot of contact with the fact that Thompson eventually fell over created the image of it being harder than it actually was Oregon state's gonna attack his own here. And they're going to try to go inside Kaz Kelly's in there. Six eight not as much of a threat defensively to block a shot as Connor was. Thompson backs it up brother on the right side of moving around on the outside Thompson up top pickles. Now, God, I tried to go underneath exactly right. And Andrea Kelly reaches round takes it away. Better feet quicker. That's his advantage. Turnover. From the beads Cal walked up slowly Paris between the circles drifts over to the right foot back to ceiling at the top Justice to McNeil on the left wing. Darius little shake driving lost the handle fines Paris, Austin balk at seven six Harris. Materially Bradley kick McNeil deep ball, right corner. Powell good with one second on the shot clock. Cal now leads twelve eleven under fourteen to go and how much better offense looks when shots go down maybe up against the shot clock and just assuming a couple of those steals. The other night against Oregon zone where it was in the passing lanes got some breakaways that time created some contact in the foul was called. A couple of things too like for the bears one Andrei Kelly taking it away down here and then cow not panicking working yet. Finding an open player in the corner. And if Neil who connects now doing a sitdown Gordon in for the bears. So coach Jones going to the bench early. Get everybody involved early in the games offered Holland's also as checked in for Oregon state. Thieves with the ball. Thompson brothers up top of the game. Collins Thompson right side, and he gets fouled on the drive. It'll be on the floor ballots. Gonna be on gorgeous is checked in with a whole. Hairstyle.
"telecoms" Discussed on The WIRED Podcast
"But it does telecoms equipment just switches and relays it is the backbone of mobile telecommunications around the world or it was until recently. But there's been a lot of bad headlines. Yeah. It has. And so it's alleged. I'm gonna use that word here quite heavily because Hawaii strongly denies these claims. And actually there's been a lack of real evidence published on the people that are doing the alleging, but it's alleged that the company could create back doors in its technology, which is used in network systems. All around the world to actually spy on data being transferred across networks, so the US previously in the last few months said that China China's national intelligence law that was passed in twenty seventeen is problematic because it says the companies with Johnny's origin support cooperate incurred liberates. We have the national intelligence networks. So the sort of. I guess the word to visit risk the risk. Isn't it yet people that the company could be spying on basically every country in the world on behalf of the Chinese government all the Chinese government good access to data this impasse through Hawaii's acquitted? So what have we done to combat this? What you what people in the world doing referring out phones and equipment, so yes in some ways. So most of this is focused on the infrastructure network equipment, not the actual mobile phones are being sold because I think Hawaii's actually at one of the biggest pretty much up there with apple in psalms. Now has a fifteen percent roughly market share of all mobile phones in the world. But it's more concerned around this network infrastructure equipment that we don't see as much so the US and this is of clouded in the US ongoing sort of diplomatic tensions with his trade disagreements with China, but it will plays into the bigger picture. So the US has had one of Weiwei's the CTO who is the daughter of the founder. She's been arrested in Canada on behalf of the US government relating to multiple charges. And as part of that, the US has also signed bills saying that government agencies shouldn't be using the tech of y Australia and New Zealand with similar sort of national. Securities concerns have also blocked local firms and companies from using that technology in upcoming five G networks developing and some US officials have gone further than that Republican Senator Tom cotton said that always affectively intelligence gathering on the Chinese communist party whose founder was an engineer for the People's Liberation Army. So what seems to have happened is didn't happen overnight. This has been bubbling along for years. But there is now such momentum behind his idea that way is a major security threat to western countries. The everyone wants to distance themselves from it definitely and seemingly in this last week or so there's been a couple more arrests from well on the. Knees I'd which is Parvez or diplomatic tensions three journals reported. But the US department of Justice is involved von stages of a criminal inquiry that could see indictments of while staff US politicians of introduced a Bill to ban the export of American parts and components to Chinese telecoms companies in the bigger picture as well. UK previously just before Christmas said the BT is removing always from its four g networks and previous networks, and what used parts in the upcoming gene networks UK's intelligence services have said the house some decisions ahead around the technology. That's being used from wa. And basically there is this snowboarding momentum against the company. Around the world, and it's causing big political tensions say what does why say about all this it annoys everything? Basically, it says that on any back doors, and the people really don't have anything to worry about..