NEC and NetCracker Technology signed an MOU with Swisscom, as part of Swisscom’s major cloud-based transformation.
NEC and NetCracker will assist Swisscom to transform its business to a full cloud environment by jointly developing next-generation IT solutions, accelerating Swisscom's development of its virtualization capabilities and assisting it to showcase and operate a world-class hybrid network and access layer.
The firms said the first phase of this transformation will focus on the migration of IT applications to the cloud and virtualizing IT in order to accelerate speed to market for new services, increase operational agility and reduce capex and opex.
As part of the initiative, Swisscom is also planning to build a series of Centers of Excellence focused on the next generation of business transformation. Under this MOU, NEC, NetCracker and Swisscom will partner to build a Center of Excellence for SDN/NFV and cloud transformation.
This will enable Swisscom to optimize the use of SDN/NFV and support the testing and operationalizing of both physical and virtualized network components in real-world environments.
Heinz Herren, CTO and CIO of Swisscom said “Our cloud strategy is foundational to delivering the quality and innovation that our customers have come to expect from Swisscom.”
“We are partnering with NEC and NetCracker to put in place the key elements of our Cloud Strategy due to their track records of innovation and delivery,” the executive said.