TelcoDR announces Telco Transformation Fund; outlines strategy to acquire telco software products and pivot them to the public cloud
Acquired assets to be overseen by Skyvera, a subsidiary of TelcoDR
18th October, 2021 – Austin, TX – TelcoDR, the company singularly focused on catalyzing telcos’ move to the public cloud, has announced a $1 billion Telco Transformation Fund to support the strategic acquisition, development and cloudification of software products for the telco market. Acquired assets will be overseen and operated by Skyvera, a subsidiary of TelcoDR, which will provide communication service provider (CSP) customers with the software offerings they need on their public cloud journey.
In addition, TelcoDR has announced the acquisition of a number of assets from telco software company Zephyrtel. These assets will be integrated into TelcoDR’s growing portfolio of telco software products and will be operated by Skyvera. Skyvera will provide customers of acquired companies ongoing support, product innovation, and a path to leverage public cloud-native software, allowing them to unlock all the benefits that this revolutionary technology provides.
Acquired customers will join an innovative membership program – the Skyvera Cloud Club – that gives them complimentary access to a continually growing library of telco enterprise software solutions. Customers’ current spend with Skyvera will automatically entitle them to an equal amount of Cloud Club credits that can be applied to each library offering, allowing them to rapidly and cost-effectively test and deploy new applications. This initiative further facilitates customers’ transition to the public cloud and ensures the benefits of this move are realized as quickly as possible.
Industry veteran Matt Taylor will lead Skyvera. He has worked across the globe for a combination of leading telecom start-ups and large enterprise software companies. His 25+ years of experience has been focused on growing complex enterprise software businesses by leading customers through their adoption of transformative solutions.
“I’m excited to bring a number of CSP customers into the Skyvera family,” said Taylor. “The inevitable shift of workloads to the public cloud is a big change for many in the telco sector, which has traditionally been slow moving and burdened by on-premise infrastructure and solutions. There’s now a growing appreciation of the power of the public cloud, but many CSPs lack the skills and support needed to achieve their transformation goals. Skyvera will provide this expertise, so telcos can maximize their returns from the public cloud.”
“With my Telco Transformation Fund, I’m building a library of software products purpose-built for the public cloud,” added Danielle Royston, TelcoDR founder and CEO, and telecom’s leading public cloud evangelist. “I’m thrilled to welcome the Zephyrtel customers to Skyvera, and I’m eager to continue to help accelerate CSPs’ move to the public cloud.”
The telecom industry is on the precipice of a transformational shift – a monumental evolution driven by public cloud adoption – and TelcoDR is catalyzing this change, backed by our $1B Telco Transformation Fund. Founded and led by telecom’s leading public cloud evangelist, Danielle Royston, TelcoDR is at the forefront of educating and inspiring communication services providers (CSPs) globally. Her team of public cloud gurus are in high demand, as telco execs seek strategic consultative support in key steps on their journey, such as building the business case, selecting a hyperscaler, creating a migration project plan, optimizing cloud costs, managing workforce culture changes and training needs, using AI to analyze subscriber data to drive actionable insights, and more. Additionally, TelcoDR has raised significant capital to take this evangelism even further, by acquiring telco software vendors and catapulting them to the public cloud through her Skyvera operating unit, as well as investing in startups like Totogi that are innovating and building truly public cloud-native technology. When TelcoDR’s vision for the telecom industry has been achieved, CSPs will realize massive cost savings, drive tremendous business growth, and dramatically improve customer engagement. Follow TelcoDR on LinkedIn and Twitter. To learn more, visit TelcoDR.com.