“This is one of the areas where Verizon has evolved, like most telcos historically, being vertically integrated. They like to build or buy – do it themselves. For 5G to be successful, we have to have an ecosystem of partners. So we've partnered with all the major hyperscalers, with the software vendors. We've partnered with systems integrators because we know from a customer point of view, they need to solve the end-to-end problem, not just a part of the problem. So I think the marketplace is developing. I think it's important that customers want to be able to plug-and-play and pick the right partners and the right components. It's still a maturing market, but it's absolutely critical for success in this space.”
Mar 16, 2023
How has 5G catalyzed a new paradigm?
In this episode, host Matt Roberts of Amdocs and his co-host Liliana Schwartz-Brunner, GM and Division President North America of Telcos at Amdocs, sit down with another guest at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2023 in Barcelona, Spain: Debika Bhattacharya, Chief Product Officer at Verizon Business.
To kick off the episode, Debika shares more information about her recent promotion, including what she’s expecting from her new role. She also explains some examples of how Verizon is lending itself to tech for good initiatives by keeping people connected and offering products and services to first responders. Matt also asks Debika for her opinion on what the next big 5G use case will be, and how we can continue to foster a spirit of innovation within the tech ecosystem.