Axiata and Telefónica join forces to develop new digital offerings

Axiata Enterprise and Telefónica has signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement to work together and benefit from their joint scale.

A key focus of the collaboration will be the provision of digital services including cybersecurity, cloud, IoT/Big Data, the three digital companies of Telefónica Tech.

Supported by Telefónica Tech’s cybersecurity company ElevenPaths, Axiata Enterprise will be able to enhance its security services to corporate customers and improve the security of its networks.

“They will also pool resources to extend and develop new vertical offerings to industry segments such as agriculture and food, mining, energy or transport. The companies will share their expertise in the B2B value chain and will cooperate in strategic projects,” it was stated in the press statement issued by both companies.

The partnership also aims to deliver an ambitious regional growth plan fostering the digital transformation of its corporate customers across markets, leveraging on the complementary geographic footprints of the two companies in Asia, Europe and Latin America.

“Axiata is committed to bringing our customers the best in fit-for-purpose digital solutions. In this time of post-Covid-19 recovery, as businesses globally grapple to return to peak efficiency, we believe this strategic Telefónica partnership will accelerate our ability to meet with growing demand,” said Gopi Kurup, chief executive officer, Axiata Enterprise.

“Axiata is a company fully aligned with our aim of supporting customers to accelerate digital transformation of their organizations and the need of leveraging scale to provide best-inmarket technology solutions and digital services,” added Jacobo García Palencia, Strategic Alliances Group Director at Telefónica.

The agreement is supported by the Telefonica Partners Program, an initiative launched in 2011 and part of Telefonica Tech. The programme includes other telecom operators covering a total of 65 markets in Europe, Latin America and the Middle East  and Africa.

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