Ep 22 – Meet mediation vendor Digital Route

This week’s guest

Jonas Wallenius

Strategic Product Manager DigitalRoute

You know, you can find a lot of stuff on the internet. A few months ago I came across a piece from mediation vendor Digital Route about how the company was moving its Mediation Zone product onto AWS. Digital Route has a great reputation, so I immediately wanted to understand what it was doing and how it was doing it.

My guest today, Jonas Wallenius, is strategic product manager at Digital Route. He has a front row seat to the telecom industry’s journey to the public cloud. He sees the shift happening, with nimble startups going all-in and Tier 1s struggling to find a way to move legacy apps bogged down with layers of customization.

Check out our conversation about:

  • The work Digital Route is doing with DISH to monetize 5G services [02:35];
  • How the company moved its Mediation Zone product onto AWS [4:58];
  • The business reality of meeting telcos wherever they are on their cloud journey  [05:50];
  • The cost savings, innovation, and customer care advantages that come with designing products that are truly elastic [12:26]; and
  • The next big wave of technical innovation. (Meet me in the metaverse, anyone?) [18:03]

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Author’s bio

Jonas Wallenius works as Strategic Product Manager at DigitalRoute. He is responsible for long-term planning, innovation and trend analysis. He has been an advocate of public cloud for telcos since 2014. His current focus is bringing telcos, hyperscalers and enterprises together in usage-based business models. He is also a sustainability advocate, advising green fintech startups, and a co-organizer of Stockholm’s biggest blockchain meetup, Decentralized Camp.

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