Ep 35 – Azure has private networks, too!

This week’s guest

Shriraj Gaglani

General Manager, Azure Private MEC Azure for Operators

In June 2021, Microsoft Azure was the first of the Big 3 hyperscalers to roll out a private network offering. The solution brings together 5G, edge computing, and a robust partner network to deliver private networks to enterprises. It also gives telcos an opportunity to meet enterprise customers’ demand for mission-critical, carrier-grade private networks that are essential to their businesses.

In this episode, Shriraj Gaglani, General Manager, Azure Private MEC, joins me to talk about Azure’s offering and what it means for telco. Listen now to learn:

  • What it is and how it’s priced [2:05];
  • How Azure has made it faster and easier for enterprises to get a private network deployed [5:50];
  • Where it’s taking off globally [6:55];
  • Examples of real-world deployments [8:22]; and
  • What telcos need to do to play a role in private networks going forward [12:10].

Links and Resources

Author’s bio

Shriraj Gaglani is the General Manager at Microsoft leading the Private MEC and Carrier Voice Core product portfolios in Microsoft’s Azure for Operators group. Previously, he led Product Management, Marketing, and Business Development at Metaswitch. As a product and strategic marketing leader, Shriraj incubated and launched several new product lines during his tenures at Metaswitch, Broadcom, Intel, and Maxim Integrated.

Follow DR

The Telco in 20 podcast won a 2022 Gold Hermes Award and was recognized on Forrester’s 2021 list of the Top 100 Channel Podcasts and Feedspot’s Top 10 Telecom Podcasts list.

If you enjoy the podcast, would you leave us a short review? It takes you seconds to do in your app and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. And I love reading your feedback and reviews!

Podcast Credits

  • Executive Producer and Host: Danielle Rios Royston, TelcoDR
  • Senior Producer: Lindsay Grubb, TillCo Media
  • Editor/Producer: Alisa Jenkins Wilson, Springboard Marketing
  • Audio Editing: Andrew Condell
  • Music: Dyami Wilson

Most popular podcasts

  1. Mats Granryd, Director General, GSMA, talks Open Gateway
  2. Marc Rouanne, EVP & Chief Network Office, DISH Wireless on rolling out a new, greenfield, 5G network.
  3. Peter Adderton, CEO of MobileX on a new MVNO approach.
  4. Ferry Grijpink, Partner, at McKinsey & Company talks about boosting ARPU through personalization.

Subscribe now

Get my FREE newsletter, delivered every two weeks, with curated content to help telco execs across the globe move to the public cloud.

"*" indicates required fields

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Wanna talk public cloud?

Set up a meeting with our team to learn how to tap the immense business value it can bring.

More episodes from Telco in 20