Nokia expanded its partnership with Indian operator Vodafone Idea’s enterprise arm Vi Business, a move it stated will offer future-ready services to Indian businesses, and enable enterprises to utilise new technologies in endeavours to enhance operations.
In a statement, the Finnish vendor said the partnership will offer cutting edge technologies such as fixed wireless access, private wires, and gigabit passive optical networks. The deal improves on a partnership between the two companies to launch SD-WAN services in 2019.
Nokia said the Indian business across different sectors are leveraging technology advancements to evolve their workforce conditions and meet new customer demands. It highlighted key trends such as automation, Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud, in bringing a new era of digital working.
Abhijit Kishore, Vodafone Idea chief business officer said: “At Vodafone Idea, we believe that enterprises need to fully utilise the power of digital infrastructure to serve their customers better.
As organisations embark on their digital journey, Vi Business is delighted to partner with Nokia to provide them with best-in-class IT and telecom infrastructure to grow their business. This association will combine the strengths of both companies to deliver new and exciting services to our enterprise customers, thus opening more opportunities of collaboration and helping enterprises in the digital transformation.”
Nitin Dahiya, head of customer team Vodafone Idea at Nokia said: “We have a longstanding partnership with Vodafone Idea and look forward to supporting with innovative solutions that can transform its business service offerings to customers. Through this collaboration, Vodafone Idea will be able to use virtualization and cloudification to enhance efficiency in a secure manner. We are proud to have Vodafone Idea as the first Indian service provider to join our service provider partner program.”
Nokia and Vodafone Idea recently deployed a smart agriculture solution to enhance productivity for 50,000 farmers in India.