TIM and Huawei have started a partnership to offer Italian companies innovative services based on Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) technology, able to increase the reliability, flexibility and efficiency of corporate networks.
The agreement, is part of the strategy aiming to evolve the offer of TIM network solutions for business customers, integrating them with TIM’s cloud infrastructures. In particular, the new TIM service model will allow companies to manage their networks through a single console, using the support and expertise of the National Assistance Center of TIM. In this context, Huawei’s SD-WAN technology will be the first to be integrated into the console among the solutions that will be made available by TIM.
SD-WAN technologies enable solutions to balance and optimise applications on different virtual private connections and networks among multiple sites or data centres, adding flexibility to the high levels of performance and security provided by MPLS (Multi-label Protocol Switching) networks.
Leveraging their respective skills and technologies, the two companies will also collaborate in the development of a programme designed to offer advanced solutions and innovative business services.
“Today, more than ever, companies need networks that can adapt to different business needs over time, in particular to enable cloud and VoIP services. Thanks to the most advanced technologies available, these networks can be managed both jointly and by customers themselves through simple tools,” said Luigi Zabatta, Head of Fixed Offer – TIM’s Chief Business and 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 IT industry.”
“The agreement is part of the 10-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.”