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14 November 2023 – Ribbon CEO Bruce McClelland talks about balancing daily business with the need to innovate, where telcos are with the public cloud, and more.
31 October 2023 – Andrew Walker from Accenture explains why the move to the public cloud can be challenging for telcos and what they can do about it.
17 October 2023 – Ninety percent of consumers are on mobile phone plans that aren’t a good fit. Stetson Doggett, founder of BestPhonePlans.net, lifts the curtain on why they’re overpaying, what prompts them to switch providers, and where they can look for better options.
3 October 2023 – Rick Lievano, Microsoft CTO for Worldwide Telecommunications Industry, talks about telco and the public cloud, Azure Operator Nexus…
19 September 2023 – Nokia is shifting focus to enterprise and B2B, which it sees as the future of telecom. Nokia Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Europe Azfar Aslam talks about its new direction, refactoring legacy products, and what’s next.
5 September 2023 – The future of enterprise telco lies in network APIs. Here’s a three-step plan to take back CPaaS revenue from companies like Twilio, plus a sneak peek at a powerful new Totogi CPaaS product.
22 August 2023 – Telcos have lost money to companies like Twilio that make it easy for developers to add CPaaS capabilities to products. But the landscape is shifting and there are signs that telcos are ready to take back the CPaaS reins.
8 August 2023 – GSMA Director General Mats Granryd sits down to talk about how Open Gateway could spark a massive shift in the telco industry and what needs to happen for it to succeed.
25 July 2023 – CloudFix can help telcos capture fast, automatic, and ongoing savings of 15 – 20% on their AWS spend, and now telcos can get a special discount on CloudFix from TelcoDR.
11 July 2023 – Chivas Nambiar, director of worldwide solution architecture, AWS for telecom, talks about how the hyperscaler is working with our industry, how cloud software is changing the landscape, and the future of telco in an AI-driven world.
27 June 2023 – Telco in 20 host Danielle Royston talks with Appledore Research about the state of charging in telecom, what Totogi is up to, and why SaaS is the future for telco.
13 June 2023 – In 2020, award-winning MVNO giffgaff went all-in on the public cloud. Chief Operating and Technology Officer Steve McDonald shares the inside story on its courageous move.
30 May 2023 – Telco stocks were once a golden ticket. Can they return to their former glory? Recurve Capital Founder Aaron Chan sees a path for the public cloud to help telcos get back in the game.
15 May 2023 – Innovative tech firm Gigs is using the public cloud and APIs to make it easy for enterprise software developers to create and sell their own voice and data plans.
2 May 2023 – Innovative telco vendor Working Group Two has built a multi-tenant, public-cloud-native, mobile core running on AWS—something naysayers have said today’s tech couldn’t support.
18 April 2023 – Hawaiian MVNO Mobi built a public-cloud-native, mobile core on AWS. CEO Justen Burdette talks about why it’s so great to work with cloud-first solutions.
4 April 2023 – Hyperscaler spending on the public cloud is staggering. Charles Fitzgerald, founder of the Platformonomics blog, tracks their CapEx spending to get the inside story on who’s doing things right and who’s falling behind.
21 March 2023 – Ben Baker from Juniper Networks talks about whether the hyperscalers are technically ready to support network workloads.
7 March 2023 – MVNO’s can delight customers and grow ARPU by using carrier-grade, public cloud-native SaaS software (like Totogi!) to gain real-time insights and deliver superior subscriber experiences.
21 February 2023 – US Mobile, a US-based MVNO, was built on the public cloud from day one. Founder and CEO Ahmed Khattack talks about how the company’s cloud-first design has delighted customers and helped it thrive.
7 February 2023 – Mobile World Congress is a must-attend event for telco industry leaders. Here’s the latest on what to expect at this year’s event, which starts on February 27.
24 January 2023 – MobileX is using AI and subscriber usage insights to design personalized plans with transparent pricing. CEO Peter Adderton explains what it’s up to and why.
10 January 2023 – TELUS is on a path to become a cloud-native organization. CIO Hesham Fahmy talks about how the telecom built momentum for its cloud journey and lessons it learned that other telcos should know.
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13 December 2022 – DISH Wireless’ Marc Rouanne brings home the gold! His episode of Telco in 20 was the most listened to AND WATCHED of 2022. Tune in to hear him talk about DISH’s new 5G network, open APIs, and more.
29 November 2022 – I’ve turned my keynote from the MVNO Nation Live conference into a podcast. I discuss how public cloud technology can help MVNOs streamline their work, lower costs, AND increase speed to market. Plus examples on how MVNOs can improve their NPS and ARPU by providing personalized customer experiences
15 November 2022 – Davide Bellini from Accenture shares insights into what telcos are planning to do with the public cloud and the challenges and opportunities they’re facing.
1 November 2022 – The MVNO segment of telco is gaining momentum, which makes it the perfect time to explore the ins and outs of launching an MVNO and ensuring its success.
18 October 2022 – A few years ago, former M1 Chief Digital Officer Nathan Bell helped the MNO go all-in on the public cloud, making it the most cloud-forward telco in the world at the time. He shares the details of M1’s transformation journey.
4 October 2022 – In 2021, AT&T sold its network cloud to Microsoft Azure. For this episode, Shawn Hakl, Microsoft VP of 5G strategy, shares the latest on how the hyperscaler-telco collaboration is going.
20 September 2022 – The public cloud is perfect for India’s unique telco market. The only catch is that operators have to select software that’s native to the public cloud to maximize its potential.
6 September 2022 – Up until now, rolling out a telco charging engine has been a heavy lift. Not anymore, thanks to the public cloud-based Totogi Charging System.
23 August 2022 – Research shows that the majority of big transformation projects fail. Teena Piccione, a change management expert at Google, explains why and offers tips for keeping your public cloud transformation on track
9 August 2022 – CSG’s Shaun Whalon and I believe the move to the public cloud is inevitable for telco, and discuss our different ideas about the best way to get there.
26 July 2022 – The director of cybersecurity at AT&T explains how and why the public cloud is more secure than how many telcos are doing business today.
12 July 2022 – Telco leaders have been scratching their heads about how to monetize their 5G network. One of the world’s top think tanks, McKinsey & Company, has opinions on this topic—and research to back them up.
21 June 2022 – DISH Wireless EVP and Chief Network Officer Marc Rouanne talks about DISH’s cloud-native 5G network, its partnership with AWS, and more.
14 June 2022 – BT Chief Architect Neil McRae talks about the company’s digital transformation and strategies for working with hyperscalers … and pinball, of course!
31 May 2022 – Amol Phadke, Google Cloud’s MD & GM for the Global Telecom Industry, talks about what the hyperscaler is doing in the telco space.
17 May 2022 – When it comes to charging, the database you use is critical. Database expert Alex DeBrie talks about the pros and cons of database options.
3 May 2022 – Telcos need to hire a gazillion people with cloud skills. How can CSPs cultivate the talented teams they need? Good news – there are new workforce management strategies and AI tools that can help.
19 April 2022 – A cottage industry has popped up to help companies optimize their cloud environment and spending. Find out what you can do to hack cloud costs.
5 April 2022 – Nothing new has happened in charging in decades – until now. Find out why Totogi’s API-based, pay-by-the-use system is a game changer for telcos.
22 March 2022 – I had a great conversation with Claus Verner from AWS at MWC22. We talk about how the public cloud is helping to build innovative telco software companies, the launch of TelcoDR, and more.
8 March 2022 – Listen to the most exciting talk from MWC 2022 to learn how to turn the public cloud into a competitive advantage.
22 February 2022 – Microsoft Azure’s private network offering unites 5G, edge computing, and a robust partner network to deliver private networks to enterprises. Shriraj Gaglani, GM, Azure Private MEC, tells us what this means for telco.
8 February 2022 – CLOUD CITY is back, baby! And 100% in the cloud this year. Find out what we’ve done to bring an in-person experience to our virtual platform, and what you’ll find during the event.
11 January 2022 – Amazon Chime SDK general manager Sid Rao shares insights into what this set of real-time communication tools can do for telcos.
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28 December 2021 – In this special episode, we take a look at telco and public cloud trends to watch in 2022. Tune in to find out what you need to know.
7 December 2021 – In this special episode, we take a look at telco and public cloud trends to watch in 2022. Tune in to find out what you need to know.
7 December 2021 – Totogi APIs can help CSPs bring new features to market fast, and boost customer satisfaction and ARPU in the process.
16 November 2021 – In our most popular episode from 2021, transformation leader Juha Korhonen shares his experience with the successful launch of Yaqoot, a digital mobile operator in the Middle East.
19 October 2021 – Telco in 20 sits down with Mats Granryd, Director General for GSMA, to talk about the future of the public cloud and telco.
4 October 2021 – Telco in 20 sits down with Scott Bicheno and Iain Morris of the Telecoms.com podcast to have an awesome conversation about the public cloud and telco.
28 September 2021 – TM Forum’s Open APIs are giving telcos a way to build IT solutions that are easier and cheaper to deploy, integrate, and upgrade. It’s time to change your thinking about the best way to build applications.
21 September 2021 – Former Roshan CFO Imtiaz Esmail and his team refused to be sidelined by two devastating attacks on the Afghan telecom. Instead, they guided the company through a successful digital transformation.
24 August 2021 – Here’s the latest on Totogi, the telco software darling built specifically for the public cloud – 80% lower TCO, anyone?
10 August 2021 – AWS’ Rick Houlihan tells us why flexible and scalable NoSQL databases are a great fit for telco.
27 July 2021 – Jonas Wallenius, Strategic Product Manager at Digital Route, has a clear view of the public cloud’s potential for telco, and ideas about how the industry can get there.
13 July 2021 – CLOUD CITY shifted the spotlight to the public cloud for telco for the first time in MWC history.
30 June 2021 – There are massive upsides to the public cloud for telcos, but that’s not the whole story. TelcoDR CEO Danielle Royston tells it all in her MWC21 keynote.
1 June 2021 – Switching from being network-centric to customer-centric is not only necessary, but also the best thing you’ll ever do for your bottom line.
4 May 2021 – Juha was instrumental in Zain Group’s launch of Yaqoot, a digital mobile operator in the Middle East. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at a bonafide, digital-transformation success story.
6 April 2021 – LastMileXchange’s cloud-based access quoting solution shines a spotlight on how the public cloud can transform telecom.
18 March 2021 – The rumors are true… Public cloud is taking center stage in Barcelona and TelcoDR is leading the way!
16 March 2021 – Remember the David-and-Goliath business story of Siebel vs Salesforce? There’s a new public cloud startup in Telco that will change everything – web scale charging engine Totogi.
2 March 2021 – Andriy Zhylenko, CEO of PortaOne, talks about leading a pivot to the public cloud via Oracle Cloud.
16 February 2021 – Jon Fagan, Senior Principal Cloud Architect at CSG, talks about what the billion-dollar company is doing with the public cloud.
2 February 2021 – Telcos are making huge investments in 5G. Will ROI follow? Pete Bernard, Senior Director of Azure Edge Devices, Platforms and Services, talks about how 5G, IoT, AI and the edge can work together to help monetize the network.
19 January 2021 – The Software Series, Part 1: MATRIXX Software CTO Marc Price talks 5G, designing for the public cloud, and why customizations will be the death of vendors AND telcos.
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28 December 2020 – In this special episode, we take a look at 2020’s big headlines and trends to watch in the coming year. Tune in to find out who will be in the winner’s circle at the end of 2021.
8 December 2020 – Microsoft wants to be THE hyperscaler for the telecom industry. Yousef Khalidi, corporate VP for Azure for Operators, shares exactly what Azure is up to and why telcos need to pay attention.
23 November 2020 – The HR Series, Part 2: What has two heads, two keyboards and two monitors and can help you squash the competition? It’s time to adopt pair programming.
10 November 2020 – The HR Series, Part 1: If telecoms are going to survive the inevitable move to the public cloud, they need to start focusing on people – retraining, hiring, and yes, letting some workers go.
27 October 2020 – Neil Bunn, Head of Customer Engineering, Media and Telco, for Google Cloud Canada, reviews the coolest features of Google cloud technology and offers an unexpected reason why GCP should be at the top of telcos’ list (hint: think, Anthos).
13 October 2020 – Rick Lievano, Worldwide Director of Technology Strategy at Microsoft, builds a good case for why Azure should be telecom’s cloud platform of choice, not the least of which is Azure for Operators – a game changer in the quest for carrier-grade cloud.
5 October 2020 – Find out how telcos can control public cloud spending and avoid leaving money on the table. Featuring cloud economist and snark-master Corey Quinn.
5 October 2020 – Using a lift and shift strategy for public cloud migration demands clear vision around what’s waiting on the other side. Cloud architect Forrest Brazeal explains what you need to know and why.
5 October 2020 – Telcos need to start moving to the public cloud, like, yesterday. Migration specialist Troy O’Brien offers his advice on smart planning for a smooth journey.
5 October 2020 – Telco needs disruptive leaders with the courage to drive change. Find out what sets these trailblazers apart and why it takes big changes to big things to succeed.
1 October 2020 – You’ve found my podcast! Telco in 20 presents my vision for where the telco industry will be in 20 years and how savvy leaders will get there. New episodes, specifically for telco executives, drop every two weeks. Get the latest insights and best practices – and enjoy a few laughs!
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