NEC will work on operations, integration and support for the software as a service (SaaS) platforms and services that Telefónica offers
NEC has become Telefónica’s global integrator to enable the delivery of cloud services to SMB customers in both Europe and Latin America.
As part of the agreement, NEC will also deploy its new NCBS platform (NEC Cloud Brokerage Suite) across Telefónica’s operations in Latin America. This platform enables the rapid deployment of services and the creation of packaged commercial offers, reducing the costs of integrating carriers and significantly shortening the “go to market” time of services.
Juan Manuel Moreno, Telefónica Business Solutions cloud global director, said: “SMBs need to use new ICT technologies to compete and interact with customers in an increasingly digital world, but more often than not they find the technology expensive and difficult to manage.”
He said: “To help them in this transformation Telefónica gives SMBs a way to take full advantage of technology, without the need for additional investment or capacity concerns. The agreement with NEC will enable us to accelerate the deployment of these solutions on a global level, and provide customers the best possible support when using them.”
Jaime Serrano, VP NEC Europe southern cluster, said: “The experience we’ve gained over the past few years thanks to Telefónica and more than 20 operators worldwide has helped us to design a very solid cloud solution that is able to offer a very advanced service experience.
“In addition, our great capacity for implementation, operation and support has made us one of the largest cloud integrators in the market, which has enabled us to continue to deserve the trust of a large company like Telefónica.”