Q&A: Steve Canepa on IBM’s Cloud for Telco
November 5, 2020
IBM today announced the IBM Cloud for Telecommunications, an open, hybrid cloud platform that addresses the unique needs of the telco industry. Steve Canepa, IBM’s Global GM & Managing Director, Communications Sector, explains why this is a milestone in the evolution in one of the world’s most essential and highly regulated industries.
How is the telco industry changing right now?
There are three fundamental shifts happening in telco.
How does this new platform address these shifts?
First, we have a deep understanding of the challenges telcos face — eight out of 10 of the world’s largest telcos are IBM clients, including AT&T, Verizon, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone.
What makes IBM's approach different?
This builds on our work to bring secure and open, hybrid cloud capabilities to regulated industries, which began with the IBM Cloud for Financial Services.
How does it help the industry?
Our clients are looking to change in three specific ways: The first is to modernize and make their business much more agile so they can keep pace with the change in the marketplace.
So, we know how this impacts telcos, but how will consumers notice the difference?
Sports, medicine and digital learning come to mind.
Feb 04, 2021 at 10:36