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Over the next 20 years, the telco industry will change radically and move the entire IT estate to the public cloud. Are you ready?
Telco in 20 helps telecom execs drive transformative change through the savvy use of public cloud. I share my vision for where the industry is heading and what telcos need to do to stay ahead.
Telco in 20: Episode 67 | Duration: 00:21:37
How to create shareholder value
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.
Telco in 20: Episode 66 | Duration: 00:15:20
Anyone can be an MVNO with Gigs
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.
Telco in 20: Episode 65 | Duration: 00:21:36
The new guard in telco tech
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.
Telco in 20: Episode 64 | Duration: 00:20:24
The cloud-first mindset
Hawaiian MVNO Mobi gave up managing its network and implemented a public-cloud-native, mobile core. CEO Justen Burdette talks about why it’s so great to work with cloud-first solutions.
Telco in 20: Episode 63 | Duration: 00:23:21
Ante up to be a public cloud contender
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.
Telco in 20: Episode 62 | Duration: 00:21:17
Running your network on the public cloud with Juniper Networks
Ben Baker from Juniper Networks talks about whether the hyperscalers are technically ready to support network workloads.
Telco in 20: Episode 61 | Duration: 00:18:05
SUPERCHARGE your MVNO with personalization
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.
Telco in 20: Episode 60 | Duration: 00:19:17
The American dream: Building a killer MVNO
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.
Telco in 20: Episode 59 | Duration: 00:18:39
Get ready for MWC 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.
Telco in 20: Episode 58 | Duration: 00:21:38
Live and Learn: A new MVNO approach with Peter Adderton
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.
Telco in 20: Episode 57 | Duration: 00:21:38
Catch the public cloud train with TELUS
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.
Telco in 20: Episode 56 | Duration: 00:15:42
Best of 2022: DISH, The Telco Pioneer
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.
Telco in 20: Episode 55 | Duration: 00:19:12
Supercharge your MVNO (and your ARPU) by delivering a personalized subscriber experience
MVNO’s can use their operational nimbleness, the public cloud, and tools like Totogi to create hyper-personalized experiences for their subscribers.
Telco in 20: Episode 54 | Duration: 00:25:21
Bye-bye, private cloud; hello, public cloud
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.
Telco in 20: Episode 53 | Duration: 00:21:34
I scream, you scream, we all scream for MVNOs
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.
Telco in 20: Episode 52 | Duration: 00:24:30
Born to run (in the cloud) with Nathan Bell
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.
Telco in 20: Episode 51 | Duration: 00:16:15
Catching up with Azure and AT&T
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.
Telco in 20: Episode 50 | Duration: 00:11:03
The public cloud is PERFECT for India
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.
Telco in 20: Episode 49 | Duration: 00:19:27
What’s up with Totogi? What it takes to deploy a telco charging system
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.
Telco in 20: Episode 48 | Duration: 00:17:50
Tips for a successful cloud transformation
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.
Telco in 20: Episode 47 | Duration: 00:22:31
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 path to get there.
Telco in 20: Episode 46 | Duration: 00:19:23
The nitty gritty about public cloud security
AT&T’s Amy Zwarico talks about shifting operating models to run workloads in the public cloud, and why the public cloud is more secure than the way many telcos do business today.
Telco in 20: Episode 45 | Duration: 00:24:59
Drumming up ways to increase ARPU with McKinsey
McKinsey & Company Partner Ferry Grijpink talks about 5G monetization, boosting ARPU through personalization, and the role of the public cloud.
Telco in 20: Episode 44 | Duration: 00:16:01
DISH: The Telco Pioneer
DISH Wireless Executive Vice President and Chief Network Officer Marc Rouanne talks about DISH’s cloud-native 5G network, its partnership with AWS, and more.
Telco in 20: Episode 43 | Duration: 00:18:11
Telco’s Pinball Wizard: Neil McRae
BT Chief Architect Neil McRae talks about the company’s digital transformation and strategies for working with hyperscalers … and pinball, of course!
Telco in 20: Episode 42 | Duration: 00:22:45
Talking Telco with Google Cloud
Amol Phadke, Google Cloud’s MD & GM for the Global Telecom Industry, talks about what the hyperscaler is doing in the telco space.
Telco in 20: Episode 41 | Duration: 00:20:04
Telco Religious Wars: Charging Databases
When it comes to charging, the database you use is critical. Database expert Alex DeBrie talks about the pros and cons of database options.
Telco in 20: Episode 40 | Duration: 00:22:33
New ways to build your future-ready workforce
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.
Telco in 20: Episode 39 | Duration: 00:20:33
Hacking Cloud Costs
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.
Telco in 20: Episode 38 | Duration: 00:18:05
What’s Up with Totogi? The Future of Charging
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.
Telco in 20: Episode 37 | Duration: 00:22:01
A Chat with AWS about the Future of Telco Tech
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.
Telco in 20: Episode 36 | Duration: 00:13:56
The Public Cloud is NOW
Listen to the most exciting talk from MWC 2022 to learn how to turn the public cloud into a competitive advantage.
Telco in 20: Episode 35 | Duration: 00:20:50
Azure has private networks, too!
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.
Telco in 20: Episode 34 | Duration: 00:23:22
Get ready for CLOUD CITY 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.
Telco in 20: Episode 33 | Duration: 00:23:22
Quick and easy real-time communications with Amazon Chime SDK
Amazon Chime SDK general manager Sid Rao shares insights into what this set of real-time communication tools can do for telcos.
Telco in 20: Episode 32 | Duration: 00:08:57
2022 Predictions: All aboard the public cloud train
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.
Telco in 20: Episode 31 | Duration: 00:19:50
Verizon’s public cloud journey
Nanda Kumar, executive director of cloud engineering at Verizon, has helped pilot the company’s successful digital transformation. He tells us about the journey, which started back in 2016.
Telco in 20: Episode 30 | Duration: 00:24:36
What’s Up with Totogi? Achieving Feature Velocity with the Totogi APIs
Totogi APIs can help CSPs bring new features to market fast, and boost customer satisfaction and ARPU in the process.
Telco in 20: Episode 29 | Duration: 00:28:02
Telco in 20’s Best of 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.
Telco in 20: Episode 28 | Duration: 00:27:11
Talking public cloud with GSMA
Telco in 20 sits down with Mats Granryd, Director General for GSMA, to talk about the future of the public cloud and telco.
Telco in 20: Episode 27 | Duration: 01:21:49
Talking public cloud with Telecoms.com
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.
Telco in 20: Episode 26 | Duration: 00:16:33
Avoid vendor lock-in with TM Forum Open APIs
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.
Telco in 20: Episode 25 | Duration: 00:21:16
Get ready to use the public cloud… in Afghanistan
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.
Telco in 20: Episode 24 | Duration: 00:08:17
What’s Up with Totogi?
Here’s the latest on Totogi, the telco software darling built specifically for the public cloud – 80% lower TCO, anyone?
Telco in 20: Episode 23 | Duration: 00:23:59
DynamoDB: A Tier 0 Database
AWS’ Rick Houlihan tells us why flexible and scalable NoSQL databases are a great fit for telco.
Telco in 20: Episode 22 | Duration: 00:22:58
Meet mediation vendor Digital Route
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.
Telco in 20: Episode 21 | Duration: 00:17:51
How we rocked MWC21
CLOUD CITY shifted the spotlight to the public cloud for telco for the first time in MWC history.
Telco in 20: Episode 20 | Duration: 00:17:08
The paradox of the public cloud
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.
Telco in 20: Episode 19 | Duration: 00:16:07
Double your ARPU with Customer ❤️❤️❤️
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.
Telco in 20: Episode 18 | Duration: 00:20:21
A digital telco: Meet Yaqoot
Transformation leader Juha Korhonen shares his experience with the successful launch of Yaqoot, a digital mobile operator in the Middle East.
Telco in 20: Episode 17 | Duration: 00:20:21
The Software Series: LastMileXchange
LastMileXchange’s cloud-based access quoting solution shines a spotlight on how the public cloud can transform telecom.
Telco in 20: Episode 16 | Duration: 00:20:25
The rumors are true… Public cloud is taking center stage in Barcelona and TelcoDR is leading the way!
Telco in 20: Episode 15 | Duration: 00:20:15
Totogi: The new ant at the picnic
Remember the David-and-Goliath business story of Siebel vs Salesforce? There’s a new public cloud startup in Telco that will change everything – webscale charging engine Totogi.
Telco in 20: Episode 14 | Duration: 00:23:47
The Software Series: PortaOne
Andriy Zhylenko, CEO of PortaOne, talks about leading a pivot to the public cloud via Oracle Cloud.
Telco in 20: Episode 13 | Duration: 00:22:03
The Software Series: CSG
Jon Fagan, Senior Principal Cloud Architect at CSG, talks about what the billion-dollar company is doing with the public cloud.
Telco in 20: Episode 12 | Duration: 00:22:24
Monetizing 5G and IoT
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.
Telco in 20: Episode 11 | Duration: 00:25:22
The Software Series: MATRIXX
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.
Telco in 20: Episode 10 | Duration: 00:11:42
2021 Forecast: cloudy with a chance of OpenRAN
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.
Telco in 20: Episode 9 | Duration: 00:30:09
Microsoft’s big move
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.
Telco in 20: Episode 8 | Duration: 00:23:07
The HR Series: Pair programming – the most powerful tool you’ve never used
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.
Telco in 20: Episode 7 | Duration: 00:22:28
The HR Series: Telcos, get ready for workforce transformation
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.
Telco in 20: Episode 6 | Duration: 00:18:06
The BFCs: Is Google Cloud Platform (GCP) right for telcos?
The BFCs, Part 2: Guest Neil Bunn talks about 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).
Telco in 20: Episode 5 | Duration: 00:18:46
The BFCs: Putting Microsoft Azure to the test for telcos
The BFCs, Part 1: Why should Microsoft Azure be telecom’s cloud platform of choice? Guest Rick Lievano has lots of reasons, including Azure for Operators – a game changer in the quest for carrier-grade cloud.
Telco in 20: Episode 4 | Duration: 00:16:03
Lift Off: Right-size your public cloud spending
Lift Off, Part 3: Find out how telcos can control public cloud spending and avoid leaving money on the table.
Telco in 20: Episode 3 | Duration: 00:16:00
Lift Off: Telcos moving to the public cloud – beware of lift and shift
Lift Off, Part 2: Find out the key elements of a successful public cloud lift and shift strategy and when a poor migration plan will start to hurt, and why.
Telco in 20: Episode 2 | Duration: 00:16:17
Lift Off: Taking the first step
Lift Off, Part 1: The public cloud is central to the telecommunication industry’s evolution. Learn about steps that smooth the transition.
Telco in 20: Episode 1 | Duration: 00:15:14
It starts with…transformational leadership
Telco needs 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.
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ABOUT DANIELLE ROYSTON (DR)
DR is a public cloud pioneer, turnaround specialist, and former CEO of a cloud-native telco software provider. She helps CSP CxOs capitalize on cloud, make the shift to becoming digital service providers, and realize huge savings.