Interview

Ep 60 – The American dream: Building a killer MVNO

This week’s guest

Ahmed Khattak

Ahmed Khattak

Founder and CEO US Mobile

I spend a lot of time talking to telcos about how public cloud technology can help them delight subscribers and boost ARPU.

Ahmed Khattak, founder and CEO of US Mobile, knows exactly what I’m talking about. He built the Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) natively on the public cloud from day one.

In this episode, we talk about his vision for the company and how it benefits from its public-cloud-first design. Click play to hear our conversation about:

  • How Ahmed’s experience coming to the United States from Pakistan shaped his vision for US Mobile [01:50]; 
  • What sets the company apart from other US-based MVNOs [02:28]; 
  • The benefits of building in the public cloud  [04:12]; and
  • The key public cloud attribute that Ahmed thinks is underrated by telcos [09:54].

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Author’s bio

Ahmed Khattak is the CEO and founder of US Mobile, a fast-growing Hybrid Network Operator that’s disrupting the wireless industry with more than 400 customizable plans, cutting-edge features, and world-class customer service. With a wealth of experience in the telecommunications industry, Ahmed is on a mission to democratize connectivity. He has been recognized as Bloomberg Businessweek’s “Top 25 Entrepreneurs under 25,” Under30CEO’s “Top 30 Most Influential Entrepreneurs under 30,” and a finalist for Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Entrepreneur of the Year.”


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Podcast Credits

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

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