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Joe Cunningham, Legendary Telecoms Entrepreneur talks about Aldiscon to Ammeon, SMS and the future

May 18, 2021

We’re delighted to have a legend in the Telecoms industry on the Podcast this week, with Joe Cunningham as our guest.  Joe, along with Larry Quinn and Gilbert Little, co-founded a succession of successful Telecoms companies and sold them on.

The companies include, Aldiscon. Apion. Aepona, Accuris, and only sold last week, Ammeon.

The experience that people build when working in these companies led them, in turn, to go on and to found dozens of other companies, many of them still with us today.

Joe recounts how Aldiscon got into SMS in the very early days and how this was the start of a now $200 Billion Industry.  Funnily, he tells how Aldiscon helped, what turned out to be its later biggest competitor, CMG, build an SMSC in the early days.

You can see in this fascinating story how the traits of great Entrepreneurship are exhibited, such as responding to failure with pivots, tenacity, patience and a focus on building great teams and delivering great products.

Finally Joe finishes off with his thoughts on where the future opportunities are and he plays out with a beautiful song.  I know you’ll enjoy this podcast as much as we did recording it.

By the way, the incidental music in this podcast was written and played by my talented brother, John Flynn

Music Credit:  Ennio Morricone,  John Flynn – “Star”


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