Cisco and Telenor will launch new innovative projects, including collaboration and security solutions to protect users working from anywhere. The companies will test new ways for these solutions to enable the future of seamless, remote work. The companies will also collaborate to further automate Telenor’s internal security operations, enabling faster responses to cybersecurity threats. As part of the new agreement, Cisco will support Telenor's hybrid multicloud strategy across multiple vendors and environments with advanced technology and tools to further enhance workload orchestration, automation and performance as well as provide in-depth visibility, threat intelligence and protection.
“Both Telenor and Cisco’s core business is about connecting people," said Sigve Brekke, CEO, Telenor Group. “Together, we have a unique opportunity to leverage our combined strengths to champion cyber security, digital capabilities and advanced skills. The JPA also strengthens our efforts to fully digitalise our operation and deliver more value to customers through news services beyond connectivity, for example with new models that addresses business customer’s security needs.”
“Cisco and Telenor share fundamental values, and with this agreement, we are strengthening our relationship to improve sustainability by piloting unique projects that aim to create a more inclusive future that connects everyone," said Chuck Robbins, Chair and CEO, Cisco. “By leveraging innovative Internet and mobile technology, we can also inspire people to make a positive impact in their communities and close the digital divide.”
The strengthened collaboration will be governed by a committee chaired by Telenor’s Ruza Sabanovic, EVP and Chief Technology Officer, and Cisco’s Jonathan Davidson, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Mass-Scale Infrastructure, who will ensure structured deliveries for their common goals.