The Slice: Orange gives strategy update, Google reports progress on cloud-native telcos

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News analysis for Tuesday 28 February

Join TelecomTV’s Guy Daniels, Ray Le Maistre and Yanitsa Boyadzhieva for our second dedicated news show of the week, when we bring you the most important breaking news and discuss the latest industry announcements.

On today’s show, deputy CEO of Orange, Mari-Noëlle Jégo-Laveissière, highlights the importance of RAN sharing and fibre co-builds; Google sees progress on production-ready, cloud-native network functions (CNFs), thanks to its work with cloud-native telcos; and we find out what Deutsche Telekom really thinks of Open RAN.

We also learn of the long tradition of major telecom operator CEOs rocking up to MWC and slamming regulators for holding back the industry and making it difficult for them to get a better return on their investments. While that hasn’t really changed, this year the debate has evolved insofar as communications service providers are concerned they might get embroiled in a protracted battle over “fair share” capex contributions.

And away from the conference stage, we report on the latest products and solution news from vendors and operators.

First broadcast: Tuesday 28 February, 2023