Microsoft signs cloud pact with Chunghwa Telecom
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.