35 minutes | Aug 6, 2020

S2 Episode 9: Jeremy Thompson - Executive VP Huawei UK

Today's guest is Jeremy Thompson, who is Executive Vice President of Huawei UK, and oversees the development of Huawei's UK businesses. Jeremy joined Huawei UK in 2012 as deputy managing director with specific responsibility for carrier strategy, business change, and key customers. Prior to Huawei, Jeremy worked for 20 years in senior management roles, including product leadership and telecoms joint venture development for BT group in the UK and other parts of Europe, including Spain and the Nordics.Jeremy's also previously worked in the USA and the UK for an IBM software company and consulting businesses. We spoke at length about Huawei's reaction to the recent UK Government decision to force UK mobile operators to remove all Huawei 5G equipment by 2027.We also addressed a number of other issues:How early generations (1G, 2G, 3G etc) helped form the current 5G standardsThe inherent benefits of 5G for the UK and beyondHow Jeremy has been leading Huawei through the current crisisHow Huawei has embraced the Covid-19 lockdownWhat is next for Huawei in the UKHow the telecoms industry will evolve towards 6GHow standards are important to drive innovationHow the current US-China trade war is bad for innovationFor more on Andrew - what he speaks about and replays of recent talks, please visit futurist.london or follow @andrewgrill
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