NEW DELHI: Japan’s NEC Corporation and U.S.-based Cisco have signed a Global System Integrator Agreement (GSIA) for the deployment of 5G IP transport network solutions worldwide.
Under the agreement, the two companies said they will drive new business opportunities for 5G, while NEC group companies will work with Cisco to complement NEC’s ecosystem with optimised IP metro/access transport and edge cloud computing solutions.
Cisco said it will support NEC by offering its flagship products, proposal, and execution supports.
NEC and Cisco will also collaborate to expand their joint solution portfolio and to optimise regional activities for speeding up the digital transformation of customers worldwide.
“We believe 5G is fueling the internet for the future, and accelerating our customers’ digital transformations,” said Jonathan Davidson, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Mass-Scale Infrastructure Group, Cisco. “Together with NEC, we are creating a powerful force to drive the critical changes needed in networking infrastructure to carry the internet into the next decade.”
“Collaboration across the network solution ecosystem is essential for continued success in meeting diversified customer requirements and establishing a win-win relationship,” said Mayuko Tatewaki, General Manager, Service Provider Solutions Division, NEC Corporation. “This powerful partnership strengthens our global competitiveness as a network integrator that drives the customer journey with innovative solutions.”