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5G is here, and you probably have questions. Same goes for fiber, broadband, AI, etc.

We’re here to help. The 5G Guys Podcast is a friendly resource for industry insiders and newcomers to explore anything and everything about wireless telecommunications and technology. Dan McVaugh and Wayne Smith discuss, explain, and explore all things wireless technology on the show. You’ll find out what it means for your business or personal life when we talk about topics like 5G, 4G LTE networks, Internet of Things (IoT), Health & Safety, Business & Finance - as well as other wireless topics that are important in today's world.

Listen now! Subscribe so you don't miss an episode! And if you want more information on any of our episodes or topics discussed on the show - check out our website at www.5gguys.com where we have links to articles from various sources with additional information related to each topic we cover on the podcast! If there's something specific you want us to cover contact us at www.5gguys.com/contact-2 with your request! We're always happy to hear from listeners who have questions or comments they'd like addressed on future shows too!

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    • 4.9 • 32 Ratings

5G is here, and you probably have questions. Same goes for fiber, broadband, AI, etc.

We’re here to help. The 5G Guys Podcast is a friendly resource for industry insiders and newcomers to explore anything and everything about wireless telecommunications and technology. Dan McVaugh and Wayne Smith discuss, explain, and explore all things wireless technology on the show. You’ll find out what it means for your business or personal life when we talk about topics like 5G, 4G LTE networks, Internet of Things (IoT), Health & Safety, Business & Finance - as well as other wireless topics that are important in today's world.

Listen now! Subscribe so you don't miss an episode! And if you want more information on any of our episodes or topics discussed on the show - check out our website at www.5gguys.com where we have links to articles from various sources with additional information related to each topic we cover on the podcast! If there's something specific you want us to cover contact us at www.5gguys.com/contact-2 with your request! We're always happy to hear from listeners who have questions or comments they'd like addressed on future shows too!

    Saving Telco from Itself with Pete Bernard

    Saving Telco from Itself with Pete Bernard

    This episode of the 5G Guys podcast tackles the existential challenges facing the telecommunications industry, emphasizing how sometimes, telcos are their own biggest adversaries due to their inherently conservative nature. Hosts Dan McVaugh and Wayne Smith welcome repeat guest Pete Bernard to discuss his new venture, Edgecelsior, and explore how the telco industry can evolve amidst the rapid technological changes spurred by new technologies like AI, 5G, and edge computing. Bernard shares insights from his career, the strategic pivot towards Edge and IoT technologies at Microsoft, and his decision to start Edgecelsior, focusing on industry analytics, content publishing, and strategic work for other companies. The talk delves into the series 'Saving Telco from Itself,' identifying key areas for the industry to address: adopting a solutions mindset, investing in software, embracing edge computing, following the gravity of open architectures, and dialing down the 'Futurama'. The conversation also touches upon challenges such as regulatory environments, talent migration to technology sectors, and the need for telcos to innovate within a regulatory framework to avoid becoming 'dumb pipes.' Bernard argues for telcos to find their lane either as smart pipe providers or solution providers, underscoring the necessity for strategic reorientation to remain competitive.
     
     
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    00:00 Trailer
    00:28 Introducing the 5G Guys Podcast
    01:25 Catching Up with Pete Bernard: From Microsoft to Edgecelsior
    02:21 Pete Bernard's Journey and the Birth of Edgecelsior
    04:55 The Hot Topic: Saving Telco From Itself
    05:30 Exploring the Existential Crisis in Telco
    07:52 Five Ways to Save Telco From Itself
    11:49 The Challenge of Legacy Infrastructure in Telco
    14:48 Open Architecture and Regulatory Challenges
    17:11 Innovation Within a Regulatory Framework
    18:09 AI Revolution in Customer Support
    18:36 The Regulatory Landscape: US vs Europe
    18:54 Telcos' Strategic Crossroads: Smart Pipe vs Solution Provider
    20:21 The Challenge of Becoming a Cloud Provider
    21:35 The Importance of Sales Alignment and Market Strategy
    25:46 The Shift Towards AI and Job Reductions
    27:50 The Edge Computing Opportunity
    30:01 Talent Migration and the Future of Telcos
    32:51 Innovating with Edge Data Centers and AI Workloads
    34:54 Final Thoughts and Predictions

    • 36 min
    Building Cell Sites Can Be a Win-Win with Hugh Odom of Vertical Consultants

    Building Cell Sites Can Be a Win-Win with Hugh Odom of Vertical Consultants

    In this episode of 'The 5G Guys' podcast, hosts Dan McVaugh and Wayne Smith discuss the rapidly changing landscape of telecommunications infrastructure and 5G technology with guest Hugh Odom, the founder of Vertical Consultants. The discussion plunges into the transformation of carrier models for property owners, the influence of municipalities and private networks, and the necessity of regulation. Important subjects touched upon include the carriers versus tower companies' different business models, the introduction of small cells in the public right of way, and the realization of telecommunication services as the fourth utility. In the backdrop, Hugh Odom offers educated insights on the future of how business gets done between cellular carriers and tower companies and the building and landowners they do business with to procure leases for building their infrastructure.  Hugh shares his perspective on the need to shift the cell site leasing model to be more considerate of the needs and rights of the property owners who are leasing to the cellular carriers.  Join us in a great point-counterpoint discussion with Hugh about how business relationships can evolve and offer scenarios where all parties win.
     
     
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    00:00 Trailer
    00:28 Welcome to the 5G Guys Podcast
    00:49 Introducing the Hosts and the Show
    01:25 Guest Introduction: Hugh Odom
    02:23 Hugh's Work with Vertical Consultants
    03:30 History of Infrastructure Development
    03:49 Changes in the Telecom Industry
    04:31 The Evolution of Wireless Deals
    05:00 The Impact of Infrastructure Build Out
    05:19 The Challenges of Municipalities
    07:13 The Changing Economics of Property Ownership
    07:34 The Role of Vertical Consultants
    08:44 The Shift in Lease Agreements
    15:55 The Future of Municipal Networks
    21:54 The Impact of Public-Private Partnerships
    23:48 The Digital Divide and the Fourth Utility
    25:04 The Potential for Regulation in the Telecom Industry
    28:09 The Future of Network Deployment
    29:58 Closing Thoughts and Reflections

    • 30 min
    First Responder Communications in Schools: Are You and Your Community Covered?

    First Responder Communications in Schools: Are You and Your Community Covered?

    In this episode, Dan and Wayne interview Cody Martin from Castle Rock Microwave and Jeff Vaughn from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. They discuss the importance of effective public safety communications infrastructure, with a case study in Douglas County, Colorado, where they strengthened signal strength in 90% of schools, enhancing communication efficiency for first responders and the school’s security response teams. The podcast touches on the technical aspects, challenges faced in multi-agency coordination, the need for ongoing system monitoring, and the importance of consistent and accurate collection of system performance data. Technology lifecycles and future-proofing of designs are also discussed.
     
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    00:00 Episode Sneak Peek
    00:28 Welcome to the 5G Guys
    00:57 Introduction to the Episode
    01:28 Introduction to the Guests
    02:14 Jeff Vaughn's Background and Role
    02:44 Discussion on Public Safety Communication Problems
    04:57 Introduction to Cody Martin and Castle Rock Microwave
    05:34 Understanding the Current State of Public Safety Communications
    07:00 Differences Between Public Safety and Commercial Communications
    08:13 Importance of Interoperability in Public Safety Communications
    10:19 Discovery Phase of the Project
    11:50 Extent of the Communication Problem in Schools
    15:45 The Role of Various Stakeholders in the Project
    19:07 Takeaways and Impact of the Project
    20:54 The Ongoing Process of School Network Upgrades
    21:25 The Importance of Planning for Communication Infrastructure
    21:48 The Lifespan and Future-Proofing of Communication Systems
    23:03 The Role of Monitoring in System Maintenance
    24:47 The Impact of Technology Changes on System Performance
    26:41 The Role of Data in Public Safety Communication
    27:29 The Importance of Frequency Management in Communication Systems
    27:41 The Importance of Proper System Installation and Maintenance
    28:43 The Broad Applications of Wireless Communication Technology

    • 32 min
    Exploring Private Wireless Networks with Jeff Hipchen

    Exploring Private Wireless Networks with Jeff Hipchen

    In this episode of the 5G Guys podcast, hosts Dan McVaugh and Wayne Smith explore private wireless networks with guest Jeff Hipchen, a Principal of RF Connect. They discuss how private wireless networks are utilized differently, giving examples in healthcare, professional sports, and higher education sectors. Hipchen emphasizes that private networks allow businesses to control their destiny as they allow the customization and security not offered by public networks. He also highlights how these networks supplement existing services like Wi-Fi and address capacity issues caused by the ever-growing number of devices and applications in use. Lastly, he touches on the potential for even smaller enterprises to improve connectivity.
     
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    00:00 Introduction
    00:29 Welcome to the 5G Guys Podcast
    01:07 Introducing the Guest: Jeff Hipchen
    01:56 The History of RF Connect
    03:10 The Evolution of Wireless Networks
    10:03 The Shift to Private Networks
    11:03 The Benefits of CBRS for Private Networks
    13:04 Sponsor Break: Vertex Innovations
    13:32 Public Carriers' View on Private Networks
    16:00 Examples of Private Network Deployments
    21:48 The Role of 4G and 5G in Private Networks
    24:14 The Coexistence of Wi-Fi, Public Cellular, and Private Networks
    29:36 The Future of Small Venue Solutions
    29:43 The Potential of Moken for Private Networks
    31:48 Conclusion and Contact Information
    32:26 Outro

    • 32 min
    Exploring CES Highlights, AI, and 5G with Jim Patterson

    Exploring CES Highlights, AI, and 5G with Jim Patterson

    In this episode of 5G Guys, hosts Wayne Smith and Dan McVaugh are joined by guest Jim Patterson, a veteran in the telecom industry with 30 years of experience. Patterson shares insights from the Las Vegas annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Major topics discussed include the minimal mention of 5G at CES, the integration and applications of AI in consumer electronics, and the potential of Wi-Fi advancements challenging licensed spectrums. They also explore wireless tech's evolution and possible future and touch upon data privacy issues, AI monetization, and potential carrier strategies.
     
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    0:00 55 - CES Review with Jim Patterson
    00:01 Sneak Peak
    01:30 Introduction and Welcome
    01:41 Announcement of Weekly Newsletter
    02:16 Introduction of Guest - Jim Patterson
    03:25 Jim's Experience at the Consumer Electronics Show
    06:51 Discussion on AI and its Impact
    09:16 AI's Role in Consumer Electronics
    11:36 AI and Data Privacy
    12:13 The Future of AI and Consumer Electronics
    17:15 The Role of 5G in Consumer Electronics
    17:35 The Absence of 5G at CES
    19:49 The Impact of 5G on Carriers
    21:05 The Future of 5G and Consumer Electronics
    25:14 The Role of Carriers in the Development of Apps
    28:02 Closing Remarks and Future Discussions
    28:49 Contact Information and Conclusion

    • 29 min
    What Do Tomatoes, Forklifts, and Cows Have In Common?

    What Do Tomatoes, Forklifts, and Cows Have In Common?

    5G and Advanced Positioning Technologies: Revolutionizing Location-based Services
     
    The podcast episode features Samuel Van de Velde, founder and CTO of Pozyx, discussing the impact of 5G and other advanced technologies on location-based services. Samuel highlights how 5G integrates positioning capabilities into its standard, enabling increased application in areas such as indoor asset tracking and industrial IoT. The discourse uncovers use cases in agriculture, like tracking cow behavior to enhance farming practices using ultra-wideband technology, and discusses the future of location technology in manufacturing and distribution sectors. Samuel emphasizes the importance of application-centric approaches in leveraging the value of location data. The episode also sheds light on the evolution of location and positioning in cellular networks from older generations to the present 5G.
     
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    00:00 Sneak Peak
    00:29 Introduction
    00:58 Welcome to the 5G Guys Show
    01:13 Introducing the Guest: Samuel Van de Velde
    01:37 The Evolution of Location and Positioning in Cellular Networks
    05:20 The Role of 5G in Enabling Better Location-Based Services
    07:59 The Impact of 5G on Indoor and Outdoor Asset Tracking
    10:01 The Future of 5G and Location-Based Services
    16:11 Understanding Ultra Wideband Technology
    17:51 Sponsor Break: Vertex Innovations
    18:20 Exploring Indoor Applications of 5G
    18:41 Case Study: Tracking Cows in Agriculture
    21:39 The Convergence of Advanced Technologies
    23:58 Case Study: Warehouse Automation
    26:46 Case Study: Fresh Produce
    27:38 The Role of Location Data in Global Supply Chain
    30:15 Improving Productivity in Manufacturing and Distribution
    31:16 Conclusion and Contact Information

    • 32 min

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