TIM and Huawei partner to offer network services to Italian businesses

TIM and Huawei partner to offer network services to Italian businesses

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Telecom Italia (TIM) has collaborated with Huawei to offer Italian companies advanced network services using software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) technology.

The collaboration will enable the reliability, flexibility and efficiency of corporate networks. The agreement was signed during Huawei Connect in Rome, and is part of the TIM’s strategy of evolving its portfolio of network solutions for business customers integrating them with TIM’s cloud infrastructures.

"Today, more than ever, companies need networks that can adapt to different business needs over time, in particular to enable cloud and voice-over IP (VoIP) services. Thanks to the most advanced technologies available, these networks can be managed both jointly and by customers themselves through simple tools", says Luigi Zabatta, head of fixed offer - TIM's chief business & top clients office. “The partnership with Huawei allows us to expand our value proposition for companies and to enrich our offer through the adoption of a technological model that is increasingly and rapidly emerging in the ICT industry”.

TIM’s new service model will allow customers to manage their networks through a single console, supported by TIM’s National Assistance Center. Huawei’s SD-WAN technology is he first external offering to be integrated into the console, and will sit alongside the existing solutions offered by TIM.

SD-WAN enables the balancing and optimisation of applications on different virtual private connections and networks among multiple sites or data centres, improving flexibility and security through Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) networks.

"Today's agreement is part of the ten-year collaboration with TIM, which has allowed us to bring innovation and technology to companies and public administrations throughout the country," said Leo Liu, country manager, enterprise business group, Huawei Italia. "The Huawei SD-WAN solution offers on-demand interconnection among branch offices, branch offices and data centres and branch offices and the cloud. It offers the best experience in the field of business interconnection, differentiated network services are implemented in a customised and flexible way according to the application requirements, ensuring a high quality experience and full autonomy to business users".

The two companies will also work together in developing a program designed to offer advance solutions and innovative business services.

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