Telecom Italia partners with Google Cloud to expand its data centre business
Telecom Italia (TIM S.p.A.) has announced that it is set to partner with Google Cloud to aid its quest to become a key Italian player in the cloud and edge computing market.
The firm says that this move will help to expand its portfolio of products and services it offers to the Italian market through the offer of Public, Private and Hybrid cloud.
In addition to this, the companies will work together on initiatives to help accelerate the adoption of digital transformation technology at Italian businesses of all sizes, according to TIM.
“Thanks to the partnership with Google, a world leader in innovation, TIM confirms its focal role in promoting the technological progress in Italy,” said TIM CEO Luigi Gubitosi.
“In the next years, Cloud and Edge Computing will represent two of the key markets that will mostly benefit of the new products and services enabled by 5G technology.”
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TIM added that it will invest in its innovation and talent in order to support its own business growth, with the investment set to include the building of new data centres, and hiring or training more than 800 cloud engineers in the next few years.
“We look forward to working together with TIM to boost our support for Italian enterprises in their digital transformation journeys,” said Thomas Kurian, CEO, Google Cloud.
The firm adds that the Italian cloud computing market is expected to grow, driven by public, hybrid and edge computing services demand, and will be further fostered by the integration of new products and services supported by the 5G technology.
Elsewhere, TIM and Santander Consumer Finance signed an agreement to form a joint venture that will offer consumer finance services to TIM’s clients in Italy.
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