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The Jahmal Abbott Show

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The Jahmal Abbott Show explores the effects of technology, communication, and business on the lives of people. Topics range from technical subjects like the Internet, latest mobile technologies down to strategies to become an effective communicator. Everything here is broken down "in plain English" … read more

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Something New

June 27th, 2022

8:58

Those that despise new beginnings may miss out on the lessons from them. In this episode, you'll learn why "Something New" in your life could unlock …

Digital Infrastructure Opportunities with Fiber

June 7th, 2022

3:22

By 2025, there's a need to fill at least 850,000 Telecom jobs in the US. This episode discusses digital infrastructure opportunities with fiber and …

Introduction to Digital Infrastructure

May 6th, 2022

7:32

The 21st economy runs on this 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including weekends, holidays and on vaction. We're talking about digital infrastructure, …

Own It!

April 21st, 2022

8:20

There's a huge difference between being an owner and not. In this episode, I talk about the game changing experience of owing aspects of your life. Becoming an owner certainly has changed my thinking forever!

Comments? …

Don't Miss the Communication Revolution

March 10th, 2022

9:45

The opportunities of the future depend on your ability to master the communication techniques of the past and present. In this episode, you'll hear …

5G 2022 Update

January 19th, 2022

10:43

A lot has happened with 5G last year and this episode briefly recaps what transpired. We also look at what's ahead in 2022.

 

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8x8 scoops up Fuze for 250 million USD

December 2nd, 2021

7:56

8x8 is making moves in the cloud communication space by announcing the acquisition of Fuze. This episode breaks down the deal and what this means for both companies.

 

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Ericsson snaps up Vonage for 6.2 billion USD

November 25th, 2021

9:02

Don't you love it when a deal goes through? That's the feeling Ericsson has as they acquired cloud communication provider Vonage for 6.2 billon USD. This episode breaks this deal down and how it affects 5G and cloud …

Build from the Blueprint - A Conversation with Leonard Lans

October 23rd, 2021

37:53

You don't have to start from scratch. Although it's noble and can make for a good story, it might not be the optimal strategy. Especially considering that each day isn't promised. 

 

I have the privilege to chat with …

Telecom's Breakup from Media

June 12th, 2021

17:19

Within the last few months, we've witness the next transformation of Telecom. From being media companies to focusing on their bread and butter in providing connectivity for consumers. Wondering how they got there to …

Spring Cleaning for Success

April 16th, 2021

7:53

Have you ever wondered why spring is used to clean up the things we've held onto for way to long? If you're like me and know you need some cleaning to do then this episode is a must listen. This episode will not only …

Midband 5G Spectrum Auction Results

March 10th, 2021

8:36

The big 3 (AT&T, T-Mobile & Verizon) dropped some big bags on 5G spectrum this past winter. In this episode you'll hear what they spent and why it's important for 5G's future.

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8x8 Q3 2021 Tech Update

February 20th, 2021

13:54

8x8 put up another solid quarter and made some significant changes to the company. In this Tech Update, I cover some of the new features introduced …

Free speech, The Internet and How Tech Platforms Play a Role

January 16th, 2021

9:55

Sharing my thoughts on free speech and what's protected on the Internet. As "guest" on these tech platforms, there's specific terms and conditions that users agree to. In this episode, you'll learn why it's important to …

Amazon Receives FCC Approval to Build Kuiper Satellite Internet Service

December 22nd, 2020

4:33

Watch out now. Amazon is officially in the Internet service business with their Kuiper project. In this episode, learn how their doing it and what this means for everyone effected.

 

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8x8 Q2 2021 Tech Update

December 15th, 2020

9:18

Today's podcast involves a new quarterly format for 8x8 cloud communication customers. You'll get a brief overview on the company's progress in the …

Verizon Nationwide 5G Update and More

December 10th, 2020

6:45

Verizon finally introduced it's nationwide 5G network in conjunction with the iPhone 12. This episode breaks this down as well as other updates occurring on this network.

 

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Develop Your Communication Super Powers

December 3rd, 2020

19:00

In this episode I share my first keynote speech about developing your communication super powers. Hope you take away a few nuggets from this talk. 

 

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Transition

October 8th, 2020

7:17

Life is a series of transitions and this year has been no exception. This podcast comes from hosting a virtual Toastmasters meeting in May 2020. Hope this inspires you to make the most of the many transitions that …

T-Mobile's Money Moves - Standalone 5G and Number Two Wireless Carrier

August 30th, 2020

6:14

Can we just admit here that T-Mobile is on a serious mission?! The company became the first provider in the world to launch a standalone 5G network and grew as to the second largest mobile provider in the US. This …

AT&T Nationwide 5G Service is Now Available

July 30th, 2020

6:33

AT&T announced the general availability of it's nationwide 5G. Check out this episode to see how this affects consumer, business and prepaid plans on this network.

 

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Sprint Brand Retirement

July 24th, 2020

3:33

The time has finally come as T-Mobile will retire the Sprint brand, logo and colors on August 2nd. In this episode, you'll learn more about what this …

Juneteenth and the Communication Gap

June 19th, 2020

6:23

Happy Juneteenth! This year marks a special moment in this celebration as the Black Lives Matter movement caught the world's attention. In this episode, I share about the history of Juneteenth, the communications gap …

Take Advantage of the Opportunity - A Conversation with Bill McCleskey

May 15th, 2020

34:19

The world is full of opportunities. A question to ask of yourself, are you aware of what's in front of you? Bill McCleskey, founder / CEO of Mitech …

Not on My Watch - A conversation with Lisa Manns

April 25th, 2020

56:11

Over 55 million kids are currently at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Add this on top of the stress and anxiety brought on with current events and you'll realize how easy it is to lose sight of what your kids are …

Sprint / T-Mobile Merger is Finally Complete

April 10th, 2020

4:28

Podcast this merger is finally completed. It's a $26 billion dollar deal and one of the biggest changes for the US wireless industry. But what does …

Maintaining Hope During a Crisis

March 22nd, 2020

9:33

We're in uncharted territory with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) having an impact on our lives and the global economy. Despite the challenges we presently face, it's important to maintain hope during a time of crisis. I …

Don't Do What's Popular - A Conversation with Eric Stevens

March 4th, 2020

33:54

Attention entrepreneurs! This interview was done back in December with Eric Stevens, Owner and CEO of 4 Real Wireless®. We discuss how he bootstrapped his business with only $600 in his pocket and the journey of …

Take Control

February 26th, 2020

6:59

Learning to take control of my life has been one of the biggest lessons I've learned as an adult. This speech was given on February 17th as apart of …

T-Mobile Sprint Trial Ruling

February 13th, 2020

2:33

Hey podcast. We finally have a verdict for the T-Mobile/Sprint case that was brought to trial December 2019. Learn more for about the next steps taken by these two companies in this episode.

Verizon, AT&T Network Improvements for the Big Game and First Responders

February 2nd, 2020

5:45

In preparation for Sunday's Big Game, Verizon and AT&T have invested over $80 million dollars respectively! Not only for their customers but to …

What is Your Dream?

January 22nd, 2020

6:12

Have you thought about your dreams recently? Maybe this year, this decade you decided to go after the dreams that have long been suppressed. In this episode, I discuss dreams and what we need to do to see them through. …

Becoming the Best Version of You - A Conversation with Anita Jalloh

December 30th, 2019

34:02

Hey podcast. There's a process involved in becoming the best version of yourself. It starts with having a healthy foundation. Today's guest Anita …

Always Build Relationships

December 18th, 2019

7:13

Hey podcast! In this episode, I performed my latest speech in Toastmasters International. My objective was to use different tones, pitches and speed with my vocals (called vocal variety). The subject on building …

AT&T brings consumer 5G network to 10 cities

December 14th, 2019

2:03

AT&T drops a dime as it introduces consumer 5G network to 10 cities and two "flavors" of the technology. You don't want to miss the delicious …

T-Mobile Sprint Merger Finally Goes to Trial

December 10th, 2019

3:52

T-Mobile and Sprint finally head to court to fight a lawsuit against 14 state attorney generals. I explain how we got here, what's expected and the pros/cons for the merger.

5G Fund - FCC intends to invest $9 Billion to close rural digital divide

December 5th, 2019

2:53

The rural digital dive is a huge problem. It's the gap where people who lack access to high speed broadband are missing out on the digital opportunities that are shaping our global economy. To enable equal access to …

Quick Minute: Verizon and Amazon Edge Computing Partnership

December 4th, 2019

4:11

Need a non tech translation concerning the Verizon and Amazon partnership to offer "world's first 5G Network Edge Compute with AWS Wavelength"? Me too. I break this down as well as explain the back story behind edge …

Quick Minute: T-Mobile debuts a nationwide 5G network

December 3rd, 2019

3:46

Today T-Mobile introduced their nationwide 5G network in the US. Ok so what does that really mean for me as a consumer? We dive into this for a few quick minutes.

Attitude of Gratitude

November 28th, 2019

3:41

Happy Thanksgiving Podcast! I'm very grateful to you for checking out the show. I believe having an attitude of gratitude is the key in unlocking the …

How to Manage Risk: A conversation with JLC Consulting

November 23rd, 2019

18:14

Did you know that managing risk is one strategy to growing your business? In this conversation, I sit down with President and Chief Risk Officer …

Episode 17 | Weekly Tech Recap | China 5G launches early, Streaming wars discussion, More 5G News, Q&A

November 20th, 2019

35:01

In this Episode:

  • China 5G launches early
  • Streaming wars discussion
  • More 5G News
Q&A    Why isn’t cable service dead considering all the …

Give Yourself Permission

October 11th, 2019

4:51

Very passionate about this topic on giving yourself permission. It could be the one thing holding you back from getting you want in this life. Check …

Episode 15 | Weekly Tech Recap | Big 4 Halftime report

September 5th, 2019

28:20

In this Episode:

  • Financial moves and operational updates from Verizon (1:25), AT&T (8:39), T-Mobile (15:36), and Sprint (21:40).
    Show …

Your Talent Has an Expiration Date. Use it or Lose it.

August 7th, 2019

3:55

Time is ticking. You're sitting on something so valuable but it's not being put to use. Check this episode out as it is a call to action to use your talents and abilities! :)

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Press Start

July 5th, 2019

8:32

Wassup podcast! This is a fun episode since I'm sharing my most recent speech in Toastmasters International. Coming from level 3 of my Innovative Planning Pathway program. My goal is to inspire action for anything …

Health is Wealth

June 11th, 2019

8:08

Sharing my thoughts on health and how it plays an important role in achieving goals in your life. Let me know what you think. Check out

Are You Planting the Right Seeds?

May 30th, 2019

6:40

It's been said that our minds are like the fields of the ground. Which means it will return what's planted in it. Which brings me to this question...are you planting the right seeds in your mind? We'll explore this …

Speech - CEO of Your Life

May 23rd, 2019

7:41

Gave this speech on May 20th, 2019 to complete my level 2 of the Innovative Planning track in Toastmasters International. My goal this evening was to connect with my audience by making the message relevant to them.  

I …

You Are The CEO of Your Life

May 16th, 2019

5:42

Most people don't realize that they operate their own business, called Myself, Inc. In this episode, we explore how to be the best CEO of your life …

Episode 8 | Weekly Tech Recap | Sprint Network Update, Verizon's Tech Milestone, CenturyLink's Transformation Challenges, 100k 5G Subscribers in South Korea

May 13th, 2019

37:59

In this Episode:

  • Sprint Network Update (0:37)
  • Verizon's Technology Milestone (6:58)
  • CenturyLink's Transformation Challenges (16:07)
  • 100k 5G …

If You Always Test, You Can Never Fail

May 9th, 2019

6:30

No one wants to fail. But if you do this one thing, this will change the game and your outlook on future experiences.

Episode 7 | Weekly Tech Recap | Sprint / T-Mobile deal delayed, AT&T NB-IoT goes live, Updates to Facebook and Twitter, Q&A

May 6th, 2019

29:40
In this Episode:
  • Sprint / T-Mobile deal delayed 
  • AT&T Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) goes live
  • Updates from Facebook and Twitter

 Q&A

  • I …

Accountability Produces Action

May 2nd, 2019

3:35

Sharing my thoughts on accountability and how it produces action.

Episode 6 | Weekly Tech Recap | T-Mobile calls out Verizon & AT&T, Wireless Quarterly Updates, 20 More Verizon 5G Cites, Samsung S10 Pre-orders, Q&A

April 29th, 2019

29:39

In this Episode:

  • T-Mobile calls out Verizon & AT&T on their 5G deployments
  • AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile Quarterly Updates
  • More Changes …

Time vs Money

April 27th, 2019

3:48

Depending on where you're at in life, you may have more than the other. Sharing my quick thoughts on time vs money and how either can be leverage to your advantage.

Episode 5 | Weekly Tech Recap | T-Mobile / Sprint deal in jeopardy? T-Mobile Bank Account, The rise of Streaming Video, More Tech IPO's, Q&A

April 22nd, 2019

19:51

In this Episode:

  • T-Mobile / Sprint deal in jeopardy?
  • T-Mobile Bank Account
  • The rise of Streaming Video
  • More Tech IPO's 

Q&A

Why are you …

Episode 4 | Weekly Tech Recap | The Disney+ Affect on Netflix, Time to check your streaming video passwords, T-Mobile TV Service Debut, 5G news, Q&A

April 15th, 2019

25:04

In this Episode:

  • Disney+ steaming service
  • Passwords hack from video streaming platforms 
  • T-Mobile TV service
  • 5G updates from AT&T & …

How to Document your Vision and Execute on your Goals

April 12th, 2019

23:11

I'm a big believer in setting and writing down goals. In this episode I share the most personal details about my life. Also, I discuss the process I went through to achieve my goals over a 13 year period.

 

Episode 3 | Weekly Tech Recap | First 5G networks go live, Verizon's robo call blocking app, smartphone plans for kids, T-Mobile's content play, Q&A

April 7th, 2019

23:59

  • 5G First for carriers
  • Verizon introduces a call blocking app for robo calls
  • Smartphone Plan for Kids
  • T-Mobile content deal
  • Q&A

Make Moves & Adjustments, Not Excuses

April 4th, 2019

3:24

At some point in your life, you'll get feedback on how you're doing. There are two choices to make: implement or ignore the information given. Here are my thoughts on feedback I received to improve my communication …

Episode 2 | Weekly Tech Recap | Apple's transition into digital services, McDonald's tech investment, Verizon and NFL 5G, Spotify Podcast Push, Lyft's Money Moves, Q&A

March 31st, 2019

29:29

  • Apple's transition into digital services,
  • McDonald's tech investment to personalize your experience,
  • Verizon and NFL 5G innovation partnership,

Episode 1 | Weekly Tech Recap | T-Mobile launches Fixed Wireless Access, First call authentication made, Google Stadia, Streaming video record

March 25th, 2019

17:04

T-Mobile launches it's Fixed Wireless Access service to compete with cable Internet providers, AT&T and Comcast both complete the first call authentication,  Google Stadia streaming video game platform debut, …

5G Network Transformation

March 25th, 2019

8:08

The transformation is real for 5G. Despite the hype and misinformation that's out, 5G is expected to enable the next wave of innovation.

The Value of Mentorship

March 25th, 2019

9:26

Having a mentor is crucial. Being an environment where people are willing to share their experience, to show you what they've learned along the way can transform your life. It has for me and took me to a different level.

How I Got Started

March 25th, 2019

1:48

A quick overview of how I got my start in the field of technology. 

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