5G Talent Talk

with Carrie Charles

After nearly a decade, 5G is finally becoming a reality. 5G networks will create a smarter, more connected world and will change our lives forever. These rapid advances in artificial intelligence, automation, internet of things and other emerging technologies are creating demand for new jobs and the skills gap continues to widen. All industries are becoming tech industries and the tech talent shortage is becoming everyone’s problem. What will the workforce of the future look like? Join Carrie Charles as she helps tech leaders navigate this challenging talent landscape with innovative strategies to attract, retain, and engage people in this new world of work.




Episode Blogs

5TT Will Grindle | Industry Transformation
What does it take to create a thriving company culture and foster employee growth? It starts with investing in your people. When you prioritize the development and well-being of your team members, the benefits extend far beyond the success of your business. You create a positive impact in the world, one that can ripple outwards and touch countless lives. Our latest episode of 5G Talent Talk with Carrie Charles features an inspiring conversation with Will
5TT Joe Cecin | Unified Corporate Culture
In today’s fast-paced telecommunications industry, companies are constantly looking for ways to grow their business and stay ahead of the competition. In this episode of 5G Talent Talk with Carrie Charles, we sit down with Joe Cecin, CEO of Ontivity, a national-scale network services provider, to discuss his company’s approach to mergers and acquisitions and how they are building a unified corporate culture to help facilitate growth. Joe shares his insights on the current state
5TT Eugina Jordan | Telecom Infra Project
Traditionally speaking, the telecommunications industry has been male-dominated with C-suite and corporate board room positions filled predominantly by men. But for women in telecom, this doesn’t mean that the C-Suite is out of reach. Joining host Carrie Charles for this episode of 5G Talent Talk is Eugina Jordan, CMO of Telecom Infra Project, to discuss her journey on climbing that corporate ladder and breaking into the C-Suite. In the interview, Eugina discusses her path to the
5TT Chad Rasmussen | Telecom
As we head further into 2023, new trends come surfing in the telecom industry. In such an ever-changing landscape, how does a company meet the changing needs of its clients? In this episode, Chad Rasmussen, President and CEO of Y-COM, discusses his unique approach to paving the way for the future of telecom. He shares how Y-COM has evolved to stay ahead of the curve, connecting the dots between the trends and providing cutting-edge solutions
5TT Dan McVaugh | 5G Guys
2023 marks four years since the start of 5G deployment in the United States, and many in the telecom industry are wondering what this year means for 5G rollout. Today, 5G Talent Talk host Carrie Charles welcomes Dan McVaugh and Wayne Smith, wireless telecommunications experts and co-hosts of the 5G Guys podcast. In this episode, the duo provide valuable insights on what to expect in the year ahead through workforce challenges, threat of recession, and
5TT Chris Larocca | Talent Development
When you know what you’re good at, it can pay to stay in your niche. Doing exactly that, Network Connex has found success by focusing on the areas of their core competencies and differentiated expertise. An organization of five business units, Network Connex is focused on the professional and engineering services in digital infrastructure. In today’s episode, host Carrie Charles is joined by Chris Larocca, CEO and President of Network Connex. Listen along as Chris
5TT Scott Willis | Closing The Gaps
The growing demand for streaming and two-way video services, 5G and the future of IoT continue to increase bandwidth needs, putting the pressure on growing markets. In today’s episode, Scott D. Willis, CEO of DartPoints, shares the strategies responsible for DartPoints’ explosive growth. DartPoints aims to deliver unique alternative solutions for sustainability in its commitment to innovation within the industry. Tune in to this episode of 5G Talent Talk as Scott and Carrie discuss the
5TT 89 | Crown Castle
If you don’t work in the telecom industry, you might not recognize that you’re indirectly interacting with Crown Castle every day. But as one of the largest providers of shared communications infrastructure in the US, Crown Castle’s impact on the shared infrastructure space is undeniable. With 40,000 cell phone towers, 85,000 route miles of fiber and over 115,000 small cells in some sort of deployment, Crown Castle’s network is always expanding. In this episode of
5TT 88 | DataBank
With shifting markets easily weeding out the strong from the weak, DataBank has proven itself as a force in the data center sector. In today’s episode, Carrie Charles sits down with none other than DataBank’s CEO, Raul Martynek. DataBank had 6 data centers in 3 markets when it was acquired in 2016. Years later, Databank is now one of the largest private data center platforms in the US, with 65+ data centers located within 100 miles of more than 60%
5TT 87 | Ubicquia
Ubicquia is on a mission to create smarter, safer and more connected cities. Their solutions leverage existing infrastructure such as streetlights and utility poles to provide critical services to communities globally. Ubicquia makes scaling and deploying WiFi and 5G faster and more efficient. Join Carrie Charles as she speaks with Ubicquia CEO, Ian Aaron and learn about the latest technology that is driving 5G and making a difference in our world. — Listen and read
5TT 86 | Craft Skilled Labor
Quanta Services is committed to operating as a craft skilled labor company. Tune in as Carrie Charles talks with SVP of Telecom Operations Rob McGee about the impact this commitment has on company culture, as nearly 100% of leadership at Quanta has craft skilled labor on their resume at some point. At Quanta Services, people are the heart of everything they do, embracing differences and supporting an environment where all employees are valued. In this
5TT 85 Jessica | Prioritizing People
While the technology industry continues to develop and evolve, it remains that the human element and leveraging a workforce’s skills play an important role in allowing the industry to thrive. In today’s episode, Jessica Firestone, CEO and President of Tempest shares her vision to provide complete management of maintenance programs, explore new relationships and to expand internationally. At the heart of her growth goals is the importance of prioritizing people and utilizing their strengths. Finally,