Telco in 20
Telco in 20
Dec 13, 2022
Ep 56 - Best of 2022 – DISH: The Telco Pioneer
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I had some amazing conversations this year, but none grabbed more ears than my in-person interview with DISH Wireless Executive Vice President and Chief Network Officer Marc Rouanne. He offered a behind-the-scenes look at DISH’s new 5G network, its work with AWS, and more. The original episode went live in June, and since then it’s been listened to thousands of times. Hit play to hear: 

  • How hyperscaler investments made DISH’s project possible [02:34];
  • What Marc would change about the AWS platform [04:20]; 
  • His experience working with software vendors’ cloud-native solutions [05:46]; 
  • How building on AWS changed the economics of network operations [07:26]; and
  • Marc’s vision for using open APIs to grow the business [9:55].

A few weeks ago at AWS re:Invent 2022, DISH released its first batch of Network APIs, just as Marc envisioned. It’s so exciting to watch it unfold! Listen to our conversation by clicking play above or subscribe through your favorite podcast platform. You can find the transcript for this episode here

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This week’s guest 

About Marc Rouanne 

As Executive Vice President and Chief Network Officer for DISH’s wireless business, Marc is responsible for network architecture, RF network and strategy, core network architecture and strategy, cloud and edge strategy, security, transport, 5G lab management and interoperability testing. He brings to DISH more than 20 years of international management experience in the telecommunications industry, having held executive positions in R&D, customer operations and product management in the U.S., France and Finland. 

Podcast Credits

  • Executive Producer and Host: Danielle Royston, TelcoDR
  •  Senior Producer: Lindsay Grubb, TillCo Media 
  • Editor/Marketing: Alisa Jenkins, Springboard Marketing
  • Audio Editing: Andrew Condell
  • Associate Producer: Kriselda Dionisio
  • Music: Dyami Wilson
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