Ep 22 – Meet mediation vendor Digital Route
You know, you can find a lot of stuff on the internet. A few months ago I came across a piece from mediation vendor Digital Route about how the company was moving its Mediation Zone product onto AWS. Digital Route has a great reputation, so I immediately wanted to understand what it was doing and how it was doing it. My guest today, Jonas Wallenius, is strategic product manager at Digital Route. He has a front row seat to the telecom industry’s journey to the public cloud. He sees the shift happening, with nimble startups going all-in and Tier 1s struggling to find a way to move legacy apps bogged down with layers of customization. Check out our conversation about: The work Digital Route is doing with DISH to monetize 5G services [02:35];How the company moved its Mediation Zone product onto AWS [4:58];The business reality of meeting telcos wherever they are on their cloud journey [05:50];The cost savings, innovation, and customer care advantages that come with designing products that are truly elastic [12:26]; andThe next big wave of technical innovation. (Meet me in the metaverse, anyone?) [18:03] THIS WEEK’S GUEST Jonas Wallenius works as Strategic Product Manager at DigitalRoute. He is responsible for long-term planning, innovation and trend analysis. He has been an advocate of public cloud for telcos since 2014. His current focus is bringing telcos, hyperscalers and enterprises together in usage-based business models. He is also a sustainability advocate, advising green fintech startups, and a co-organizer of Stockholm’s biggest blockchain meetup, Decentralized Camp. Listen to our conversation by clicking play above or subscribe through your favorite podcast feed. Download as an MP3 by right-clicking here and choosing “save as.”Listen on your favorite podcast platform – see the links above under the audio player.You can find the transcript for this episode here. Links and Resources Check out this AWS whitepaper from Digital RouteVisit the Digital Route websiteGet your mind blown with these books from Neal Stephenson:The Diamond AgeSnow CrashCryptonomiconThe New York Times is talking about the metaverse, too! Take a look at this July 2021 article, Are We in the Metaverse Yet?Check out digital fashion house, The FabricantRead about Outlier Ventures’ metaverse operating system Wanna talk public cloud? Telco execs, set up a meeting with our team to learn how to tap the immense business value it can bring. Follow DR Have an idea for a Telco in 20 podcast guest or topic? Send it in!Want to sponsor a podcast? Let us knowFollow Telco in 20 on Twitter @TelcoIn20Follow DR on Twitter @TelcoDR The Telco in 20 podcast was recently recognized on Forrester’s 2021 list of the Top 100 Channel Podcasts! If you enjoy the podcast, would you leave us a short review? It takes you seconds to do in your app and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. And I love reading your feedback and reviews! Podcast Credits Executive Producer and Host: Danielle Royston, TelcoDRExecutive Producer: Kristin Donelson, OneLouder MarketingSenior Producer: Lindsay GrubbEditor/Producer: Alisa Jenkins Wilson, Springboard MarketingAudio Editing: Andrew CondellMusic: Dyami Wilson More episodes from Telco in 20 Telco in 20: Episode 21 | Duration: 00:17:51How we rocked MWC21CLOUD CITY shifted the spotlight to the public cloud for telco for the first time in MWC history. Telco in 20: Episode 20 | Duration: 00:17:08The paradox of the public cloudLastMileXchange’s cloud-based access quoting solution shines a spotlight on how the public cloud can transform telecom. Telco in 20: Episode 19 | Duration: 00:16:07Double your ARPU with Customer LoveSwitching from being network-centric to customer-centric is not only necessary, but also the best thing you’ll ever do for your bottom line.