Mi­crosoft signs cloud pact with Chunghwa Tele­com

The China Post - - LOCAL -

Mi­crosoft Corp. signed a strate­gic part­ner­ship agree­ment on Wed­nes­day with Chunghwa Tele­com Co. ( ), Tai­wan’ s largest wire­less car­rier, to pro­vide cloud so­lu­tions for the gov­ern­ment and en­ter­prises.

The two com­pa­nies will col­lab­o­rate strate­gi­cally on cloud so­lu­tion provider (CSP) and cloud OS net­work (COSN) pro­grams, which are aimed at of­fer­ing com­pre­hen­sive cloud ser­vices to busi­nesses and public agen­cies, Mi­crosoft said in a state­ment.

Chunghwa Tele­com, which is by far Mi­crosoft’s pri­mary strate­gic part­ner in cloud com­put­ing in Tai­wan’s tele­com in­dus­try, will be­gin pro­vid­ing Mi­crosoft’s cloud ser­vices on Sept. 1.

This part­ner­ship will cre­ate syn­er­gies for the two com­pa­nies’ Tai­wanese clients, mak­ing their ser­vices more ac­ces­si­ble world­wide, ac­cord­ing to Mi­crosoft.

“I be­lieve that this part­ner­ship is an im­por­tant mile­stone for the peo­ple of Tai­wan, be­cause to­gether Chunghwa Tele­com and Mi­crosoft will bring the ben­e­fits of cloud ser­vices to more cus­tomers in Tai­wan,” said Ralph Haupter, cor­po­rate vice pres­i­dent and CEO of the Greater China re­gion at Mi­crosoft.

“I have no doubt that Chunghwa Tele­com’s strengths plus Mi­crosoft’s in­dus­try- lead­ing soft­ware and cloud ser­vices plat­form will be a win­ning com­bi­na­tion. To­gether, we will win more busi­ness and bring more cus­tomers into the Mo­bile-first, Cloud-first era,” Haupter said dur­ing the sign­ing cer­e­mony in Taipei.

Chunghwa Tele­com Chair­man Rick Tsai ( ) added that by in­creas­ing the depth and breadth of the com­pany’s cloud ser­vices via the part­ner­ship with Mi­crosoft, Chunghwa Tele­com will give clients more op­tions that meet in­ter­na­tional stan­dards.

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