Ep 70 – Unleashing telco potential with AWS

This week’s guest

Chivas Nambiar

Director, WW Solutions Architecture AWS for Telecom AWS

Almost every telco I talk to is doing some kind of work with Amazon Web Services (AWS). It has the biggest market share of all of the hyperscalers, operates tons of data centers across the globe, and keeps churning out powerful software and custom-built chips that are perfect for operators.

For this episode, Chivas Nambiar, director of worldwide solutions architecture, AWS for telecom, joins me to talk about how AWS is working with our industry, how cloud software is changing the landscape, and the future of telco in an AI-driven world.

  • What telcos are looking for when they come to AWS [03:08];
  • What holds them back when adopting the public cloud [05:37];
  • How the ability to easily run experiments with the cloud is moving the ball forward [08:38]; 
  • How SaaS solutions like Totogi are unleashing value and speed [10:49]; and
  • How GenAI will affect telcos business model and future [15:55]

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You can find the transcript for this episode here.

Author’s bio

Chivas Nambiar is the director of worldwide solutions architecture for the global telecom business unit at Amazon Web Services (AWS), leading a worldwide technical team focused on enabling communication service providers, network equipment providers, and independent software vendors to transform their business by moving to the cloud. Prior to joining AWS in 2020, Chivas spent 17 years in the telecom industry at Verizon Communications Inc.

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