NEC expands AWS partnership to 5G and digital government

NEC expands AWS partnership to 5G and digital government

08 September 2021 | Natalie Bannerman

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NEC Corporation (NEC) has expanded its collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to include global 5G and the digital government.

The newly broadened collaboration comes to support the acceleration digital transformation for customers and builds on the 2020 strategic collaboration formed by the which since then, has seen the two continue to develop offerings and strengthen delivery capabilities.

Specifically, the two will develop an end-to-end 5G offering by combining NEC's cloud-native open 5G mobile core, OSS/BSS solutions, local 5G use cases with AWS' cloud and edge solutions.

The combined solution stack will be supported by NEC's system integration services to enable customers to deploy and scale 5G networks, enhance automation and improve operational economics.

"NEC is pleased to announce the expansion of its strategic collaboration with AWS," said Toshifumi Yoshizaki, executive vice president at NEC Corporation.

"NEC is now expanding the collaboration with AWS in the areas of global 5G, digital government and in enhanced hybrid cloud offerings. With the strong global support from AWS, NEC will help drive digital transformation in the government sector and across industries as part of orchestrating a brighter world."

In addition, in the area of digital government, NEC has been certified as an AWS Government Competency Partner. As a result, NEC strengthens its relationship with AWS and will focus on developing and delivering offerings to accelerate the digital transformation of the Japanese government.

Lastly through the collaboration with AWS, NEC aims to develop and provide a range of offerings that connects on-premises and cloud environments securely, at high speed, and with low latency.

"We are delighted to deepen our relationship with NEC. AWS welcomes NEC's commitment and delivery of solutions built on AWS to deliver high-quality solutions that accelerate customers' digital transformations," said Doug Yeum, global head of alliances & channels at AWS.

"We look forward to NEC's continued expansion of offerings and further expansion of delivery capabilities to optimise these transformations."

To accelerate all these initiatives, the NEC Group has increased the number of AWS-certified engineers to 2,000 at present, aiming for 3,000.