09 February 2018
| Natalie Bannerman
Coriant and New H3C Group (HP Enterprise & Unigroup), a leader of ICT services in China, has entered into an agreement together to drive digital transformation in China.
Under the terms of the agreement
the two will collaborate on technology designed to advance
communications infrastructure to support a new generation of
services and applications for hyperscale data centres, 5G,
high-speed cloud and industrial internet and IoT.
"We are pleased to be teaming with the ICT leader in China,
New H3C. Like Coriant, New H3C passionately believes in
delivering disruptive innovation to deliver step-function
results to its customers," said Shaygan Kheradpir, CEO and
chairman of Coriant.
The collaboration between the two will leverage
Coriant’ Hyperscale Carrier Architecture (HCA)
solutions in packet-optical networking, and H3C’s
suite of ICT solutions for enterprise and service provider
customers in China.
Speaking on the agreement, Yu Yingtao, president and CEO of
New H3C Group, said: "An open, scalable, and software-defined
approach to network transformation plays a critical role in
delivering agile and efficient digital solutions for
today’s enterprises. We look forward to leveraging
Coriant’s thought leadership in these areas and
working closely with them to explore a wide variety of advanced
communications technologies that will benefit our
Coriant recently named Vikram Shanbhag as its new managing
director for Asia Pacific South. In his new role Shanbhag
will be responsible for overseeing operations, business
development and sales in the region, which includes India.
With over 27 years’ worth of experience in the
telecoms and technology sector, Shanbhag comes to Coriant from
Teya Ventures having previously worked at such places as
FixStream Networks and Comviva Technologies.
"We are excited to welcome Vikram to Coriant’s
leadership team as we continue to focus on delivering
next-generation communications technologies to customers in one
the world’s fastest growing telecom markets," said
Homayoun Razavi, Coriant’s chief customer
New H3C Group,