I recently made a quick trip across the pond to London where I met with dozens of people from the world of public cloud and telco. One of the people I met with was Mats Granryd from GSMA, in the gorgeous setting of The Shard in the center of London.
I first met Mats in Barcelona during MWC 21. He asked me some great questions about the public cloud, so I decided we should switch roles for this conversation. In this episode, Mats asks me about cloud security, data regulations, the future of the public cloud in telco, and more.
Here’s a short video clip from our conversation. Check out that view from The Shard!
THIS WEEK’S GUEST
As Director General, Mats Granryd leads the GSMA in supporting its global membership through a range of industry programs, advocacy initiatives, and industry-convening events. He is a strong proponent of sustainability and led the mobile industry in becoming the first sector to broadly commit to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2016. Prior to joining the GSMA in 2016, Mats was President and CEO of Tele2 and also spent 15 years in a variety of roles at Ericsson.
Hit the play button to hear us talk about:
- The differences between public, multi, hybrid, and (grrrr) #FAKECloud [05:02];
- What’s happening with Gaia-X and the truth about the hyperscalers, data regulations, and security [09:43];
- How to start working with hyperscalers even if you’re in a location that’s remote and/or has strict data regulations [16:01];
- Examples of telcos at the forefront of the shift to the public cloud [18:21].
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Links and Resources
- Listen to my MWC21 Keynote, The Paradox of the Public Cloud
- Read these great articles and case studies about forward-thinking telcos embracing the public cloud:
- If you want to hear the argument against multicloud – read THIS.
- Check out my blog, DISH 7 AWS vs. 1&1 & Rakuten: two different approaches to new networks
- Listen to podcast episode 19, Double your ARPU with Customer Love
- Visit the Totogi website
- Need some motivation for moving to the public cloud? Then listen to Olympian swimmer Michael Phelps talk about No Days Off
- After we stopped recording, I found out that Mats is a TENNIS PLAYER! Who’s in for doubles in Barcelona at #MWC22? Send me a DM on Twitter @TelcoDR!
- Meet me at #MWCLA21! DM @TelcoDR on Twitter
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