NEC and Cisco sign GSIA for 5G IP transport networks


Tokyo, Japan: NEC and Cisco have signed a Global System Integrator Agreement (GSIA). Under the signed pact, both companies will work closely for the deployment of 5G IP transport network solutions globally.

The new pact underlines NEC’s track record as a Cisco Gold Partner over two decades. And the company’s engineering capabilities to provide Cisco products to its global customer base across multiple regions.

Under the agreement, NEC and Cisco will jointly drive new business opportunities for 5G. NEC group companies will work closely with Cisco to align its ecosystem with optimized IP metro/access transport and edge cloud computing solutions. Cisco will support NEC’s customer engagements by offering suitable products, proposals and execution support.

NEC’s deep expertise as a network integrator in both the IT and network domains, coupled with Cisco’s 5G solutions portfolio, promise to provide added value to the 5G ecosystem.

NEC and Cisco will make collaborative efforts to further enhance their joint solution portfolio and to optimize regional activities for advancing the digital transformation of customers across the globe.

“We believe 5G is fueling the internet for the future, and accelerating our customers’ digital transformations,” said Jonathan Davidson, SVP and GM – 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,” added Davidson.

“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, GM – Service Provider Solutions Division, NEC Corporation.

“This powerful partnership strengthens our global competitiveness as a network integrator that drives the customer journey with solutions,” added Tatewaki.

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