Ep 85 – What’s up with Totogi: 2degrees, a modern telco

This week’s guest

Chris Bradley

Head of Digital Architecture 2degrees

New Zealand Mobile Network Operator (MNO) 2degrees is taking a fresh approach to its wholesale business and relationships with MVNOs. Instead of struggling with sharing its tech stack or setting up expensive separate stacks for MVNOs, the company is tapping Totogi’s multi-tenant charger to streamline MVNO onboarding and support, and to capture additional revenue. 

In this episode, 2degrees Head of Architecture Chris Bradley joins me to talk about why the company selected Totogi and how Totogi’s AI- and public cloud-driven vision is helping it prepare for the future. Listen now to hear: 

  • How Totogi is helping 2degrees achieve its business goals [04:47];
  • Why buying a SaaS platform made sense for the company [07:39];
  • How easy it was for 2degrees to try out Totogi Charging-as-a-Service [14:18]; and
  • How 2degrees will use Totogi’s AI-driven features to stay ahead [17:32].

If you’ll be at MWC 2024, stop by Totogi’s stand in Hall 2 at the Fira to see the product demos that made it easy for 2degrees to choose Totogi as a partner. Even better, book a meeting with the Totogi team!

Links and resources

  • Read the press release announcing this customer win.
  • Check out the Totogi website and find us on AWS Marketplace.
  • Visit the 2degrees website to learn more about the company. 
  • Will you be in Barcelona for MWC 2024? Don’t forget to grab a seat for my talk at the second annual MVNO Summit. Totogi is a Platinum sponsor!
  • After the Summit wraps, join me at Totogi’s AI-CONIC afterparty. DM me on LinkedIn or X @TelcoDR for an invite.
  • There are a lot of great movies filmed in New Zealand; the most famous being the ones that make up The Lord of Rings trilogy. But my favorite (not surprisingly) is Whale Rider. From IMDB: “Set on the east coast of New Zealand, the Whangara people believe their presence there dates back a thousand years or more to a single ancestor, Paikea, who escaped death when his canoe capsized by riding to shore on the back of a whale. From then on, Whangara chiefs, always the first-born, always male, have been considered Paikea’s direct descendants. Pai, an 11-year-old girl in a patriarchal New Zealand tribe, believes she is destined to be the new chief. But her grandfather Koro is bound by tradition to pick a male leader. Pai loves Koro more than anyone in the world, but she must fight him and a thousand years of tradition to fulfill her destiny.” Sounds like me, in telco.
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Guest bio

Chris Bradley, head of digital architecture at 2degrees, is driving 2degrees’ shift to becoming a software-defined company. With more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry across New Zealand and Europe, Chris has extensive knowledge in creating exceptional customer experiences. As a leader, he strives for innovation and fosters a people-first culture that embraces change. Chris has a passion for using AI and technology, and he and his team are part of the core group at 2degrees driving the adoption of emerging and public cloud technology for telco.

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