BOSTON — When your team is distributed across 19 countries, opportunities to meet face-to-face are not common. The OpenStack Summit Boston provided that chance for América Móvil, Latin America’s largest phone company and one of the largest global mobile providers.
On Thursday morning, more than 30 technical leaders from the Latin America Movil and Claro teams met here in Boston with members of the OpenStack Foundation to discuss plans, challenges and collaboration opportunities to achieve their open infrastructure innovation goals.
The OpenStack Summit provided more than just an opportunity to meet the community—it gave América Móvil the ability to meet the members within their own company who are working on OpenStack initiatives, a common challenge for geographically distributed teams. In Boston, they put their heads together to discuss their public cloud, big data and network functions virtualization (NFV) initiatives and gain insights into how to successfully navigate their journey to being a cloud provider. All of these efforts are key for a company running 363.5 million access lines, including 280.6 million wireless subscribers, 33.7 million landlines, 27.0 million broadband accesses and 22.2 million PayTV units.
After two hours, the group achieved tighter integration with the OpenStack ecosystem, especially the telecom communities. The result? They now have plans to drive community building in Latin America and bring like-minded community members and users together through meetups and OpenStack Days events.