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How digitalization and virtualization are impacting the telecom workforce

Software and digitalization are becoming central to every aspect of telecom network, from how they are architected and operated, to the very process of physically deploying them. Automating highly manual work is the next step in that trend, and it is already being implemented. Automation...

The 5G World Post-COVID: Reflections of a Futurist

Listed to the podcast here The 4th Industrial Revolution merges physical and biological systems. It’s the next step in how society will interact with each other. And for it to work, we need to move data faster and more efficiently. Which is why 5G has a...

How Samsung is Staying Ahead of Tomorrow with 5G featuring Derek Johnston

Listed to the podcast here Samsung focused on 5G from very early on. So it’s pioneered many innovations, especially in the millimeter wave spectrum space. And the company is focused on expanding in the U.S, which is an asset to our industry. Our guest this week...

Military Veterans Enabling 5G Deployments With Carrie Shyack

Listed to the podcast here Over the past few months, the network has faced sudden, unprecedented pressure as work from home and school from home became an instantaneous standard. This has placed new focus on the importance of broadband and the 5G rollout, and the workforce...

Network Convergence and the Internet of Me With Derek Peterson

Listed to the podcast here When people talk about the Internet of Things (IoT), they’re often talking about the many devices that can be connected. But we don’t want things to simply connect. We want to have a combined experience with those connected things. This week’s...

Wireless Infrastructure: 2020 Vision With Jonathan Adelstein

Listed to the podcast here WIA’s premier industry conference, Connect (X), is going virtual this year. Connect (X): All Access will be held May 19, with a Small and Diverse Business Summit May 20-21. All virtual. All free. WIA’s President and CEO, Jonathan Adelstein, is this...

Opportunities for Carriers with 5G and the Enterprise Edge With Simon Crosby

Listed to the podcast here The number of mobile customers are fairly fixed. And they will all pay roughly the same amount per month for service. If you’re a carrier wanting to recover the cost of implementing 5G, you’ll want to get smart about the opportunities...

Promoting the Employment and Advancement of Diverse Talent for 5G With Tom Marciano & Iris Dawson

Listed to the podcast here Most companies recognize the importance of diversity and inclusion (D&I). But they may find themselves short of their goals when it comes to implementation. This week’s guests are from a Top 100 Certified Minority Business. It has a nearly equal balance...

Creativity in Times of Crisis: Leading and Managing (Newly) Remote Employees With Stephan Dohrn

Listed to the podcast here When companies shift to remote work, they usually do it gradually, with a plan in place. But over the past few weeks, many companies have gone from little remote work to almost 100 percent remote. Our guest this week is Stephan...

Telecom Infrastructure Outlook in the Face of a New Reality With Brett Chester

Listed to the podcast here The past few weeks have been uncertain and scary. In our industry, essential personnel are out there working to keep us connected, which is both worrying and inspiring. In spite of this reality, our worries and concerns haven’t dampened the hope...

By the numbers: Industry 4.0, 5G, and Wi-Fi 6

Listed to the podcast here Our guest this week is Will Townsend, Senior Analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy. He travels the world spending time with enterprise infrastructure providers and operators. So, he understands the technology and the services that get layered over it. And he’s...

Laying the Foundation for 5G With Chad Rasmussen

Listed to the podcast here If you’re in vertical telecom, you’re familiar with permitting delays and workforce shortages. Your counterparts in horizontal deployments face similar challenges: more applications than governments can handle; uncertainty with regulation, and not enough workforce to install the conduit. But fiber faces...

Cultivating a Culture to Thrive in a 5G World With Dan Leaf, CEO of Leaf Communications

Listed to the podcast here Finding and retaining talent are twin challenges facing our industry. Add in rapid company growth, and those challenges get more critical and severe. And yet Leaf Communications isn’t struggling, in spite of impressive growth. In fact, candidates actively seek positions within...

Breaking Down The Barriers to Fiber Broadband Deployment With Lisa Youngers

Listed to the podcast here We know the shortage of tower climbers is slowing the 5G deployment. But there’s another shortage that’s equally detrimental, though it sometimes gets less visibility. Perhaps because much of the time, it’s actually less visible. We’re talking about the fiber network. And...

Need For Tower Workers With Todd Shlekeway

Listed to the podcast here It’s a slow climb to train enough tower technicians. FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr says the U.S. 5G rollout requires 20,000 of them. Unfortunately, that many technicians simply do not exist today. As a result, rollouts are stalling. This week’s guest, Todd...

Upgrading Telecom: Software Defined Network Gives Us New Value & Fresh Skills With Steve Canepa

Listed to the podcast here The future of telecom is much more than an advance from 4G to 5G. The entire industry is being upgraded. It’s no longer just a vehicle for voice and data. There’s a new space for telecoms and businesses to collaborate...

Turning Buzz into Resounding Success With Jay Brown

Listed to the podcast here Culture, Diversity, and Workforce Development. They sound like corporate buzz-speak. And it’s true that some companies only pay them lip service. But for the workplaces that understand, embrace, and implement them, they form the foundation of a strong, stable, and...

The New Rules of Employee Engagement With Rick Gallegos, CEO of Dale Carnegie Tampa

Listed to the podcast here What does employee engagement really mean? Our guest this week, Rick Gallegos, CEO of Dale Carnegie Tampa Bay, describes it as “discretionary effort.” An engaged employee goes beyond the bare requirements of their job. Unfortunately for most companies, less than...

Building 5G: Inside the Mind of a Tower Climber With Kathy Gill

Listen to the podcast here: Have you heard that tower climbers will jump to a company for even the smallest increase in pay? It’s not necessarily true. What is true is companies are under a lot of pressure to get antennas installed. It’s also true...

Talent is Ageless: Solving the 5G Workforce Shortage With Miranda Allen

Listen to the podcast here: Saying “Okay to Boomers” instead of “Okay, Boomer” Do you have a talent shortfall? Open spots that you just can’t fill? The workforce shortage and its impact on the race to 5G is a regular discussion topic in the industry. If...

What Business Leaders Need to Know about 5G With Stephanie Atkinson

Listen to the podcast here: What would you know if your job was to understand market trends in technology? Guest Stephanie Atkinson, CEO and Founder of Compass Intelligence, will tell you. It’s her business to help technology companies understand their markets better. In this...

How Artificial Intelligence will impact the human workforce

Listen to the podcast here: The fear that AI will take away a significant number of jobs is somewhat exaggerated, says Rana Gujral. Gujral is the CEO of Behavioral Signals and an expert on AI. Behavioral Signals creates software that introduces emotional intelligence into...

Spotlight on Culture: Tilson is on a Mission With Joshua Broder and Adria Horn

Listen to the podcast here: Every company has a culture, but not every company has a winning culture. One that attracts and keeps talent. With a workforce shortage throughout the wireless industry, though, many companies are wondering what they can do to improve theirs....

The Future of Work: Key Trends for the Next Decade With Alexandra Levit

Listen to the podcast here: Robots and AI are poised to make life a lot easier for us. But that reality is causing a lot of people to lose sleep. Workers will be displaced, industries will be disrupted, and our workplaces will be changing. Guest...

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