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Telco in 20
Danielle Royston, TelcoDR
Give me 20 minutes, and we’ll cover the next 20 years in telco. Get the latest news, insights and best practices on how public cloud is transforming telecom – and enjoy a few laughs!
Jun 21, 2022
Ep 44 – DISH: The Telco Pioneer
DISH Wireless EVP and Chief Network Officer Marc Rouanne talks about DISH’s cloud-native 5G network, its partnership with AWS, and more.
Jun 14, 2022
Ep 43 – 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!
May 31, 2022
Ep 42 – 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.
May 17, 2022
Ep 41 – 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.
May 3, 2022
Ep 40 – 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.
Apr 19, 2022
Ep 39 – 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.
Apr 5, 2022
Ep 38 – 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.
Mar 22, 2022
Ep 37 – 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.
Mar 8, 2022
Ep 36 – 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.
Feb 22, 2022
Ep 35 – 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.
Feb 8, 2022
Ep 34 – 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.
Jan 11, 2022
Ep 33 – 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.
Dec 28, 2021
Ep 32 – 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.
Dec 7, 2021
Ep 31 – 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.
Dec 7, 2021
Ep 30 – 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.
Nov 16, 2021
Ep 29 – 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.
Oct 19, 2021
Ep 28 – 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.
Oct 4, 2021
Ep 27 – 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.
1 hr 22 min
Sep 28, 2021
Ep 26 – 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.
Sep 21, 2021
Ep 25 – 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.
Aug 24, 2021
EP 24 – 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?
Aug 10, 2021
Ep 23 – DynamoDB: A tier 0 database
AWS' Rick Houlihan tells us why flexible and scalable NoSQL databases are a great fit for telco.
Jul 27, 2021
Ep 22 – 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.
Jul 13, 2021
Ep 21 – How we rocked MWC21
CLOUD CITY shifted the spotlight to the public cloud for telco for the first time in MWC history.
Jun 30, 2021
Ep 20 – 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.
Jun 1, 2021
Ep 19 – 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.
May 4, 2021
Ep 18 – 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.
Apr 6, 2021
Ep 17 – The Software Series: LastMileXchange
LastMileXchange’s cloud-based access quoting solution shines a spotlight on how the public cloud can transform telecom.
Mar 18, 2021
Ep 16 – #SaveMWC
The rumors are true... Public cloud is taking center stage in Barcelona and TelcoDR is leading the way!
Mar 16, 2021
Ep 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.
Mar 2, 2021
Ep 14 – The Software Series: PortaOne
Andriy Zhylenko, CEO of PortaOne, talks about leading a pivot to the public cloud via Oracle Cloud.
Feb 16, 2021
Ep 13 – 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.
Feb 2, 2021
Ep 12 – 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.
Jan 19, 2021
Ep 11 – 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.
Dec 28, 2020
Ep 10 – 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.
Dec 8, 2020
Ep 9 – 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.
Nov 23, 2020
Ep 8 – 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.
Nov 10, 2020
Ep 7 – 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.
Oct 27, 2020
Ep 6 – The BFCs: Is Google Cloud Platform (GCP) right for telcos?
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).
Oct 13, 2020
Ep 5 – The BFCs: Putting Microsoft Azure to the test for telcos
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.
Oct 5, 2020
Ep 4 – Lift Off: Right-size your public cloud spending
Find out how telcos can control public cloud spending and avoid leaving money on the table. Featuring cloud economist and snark-master Corey Quinn.
Oct 5, 2020
Ep 3 – Lift Off: Telcos moving to the public cloud – beware of lift and shift
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.
Oct 5, 2020
Ep 2 – Lift Off: Taking the first step
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.
Oct 5, 2020
Ep 1 – It starts with…transformational leadership
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.
Oct 1, 2020
Telco in 20 – Subscribe now!
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!