MILAN, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Italtel has received the "Cisco Partner of the Year Award for South Europe for Architectural Excellence: Service Provider Architectures" naming it the best partner in the South Europe region in the design and construction of complex architectures for service providers.
The achievement recognizes Italtel's proven ability to design and implement service provider architectures such as "IP Backbones" and "Evolved Packet Core" solutions for mobile networks and cloud services, including Hosted Collaboration Services for service providers.
Italtel has been operating alongside Cisco for several years in promoting and delivering solutions and architecture dedicated to service providers. In the Italian market, Italtel is a reference partner for tier one and tier two service providers, while at an international level it counts the major telco operators among its customers.
Italtel and Cisco are also working together on the emerging paradigms of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN) to give customers a smooth evolution toward networks that are more flexible and adaptable to applications needs.
"I am proud of the results achieved with this new certification," said Camillo Ascione Co-head of Product Unit Networks & System Integration Italtel. "It demonstrates our commitment in reaching and maintaining an outstanding reference position in the Cisco Partners Ecosystem. The 'Architectural Excellence: SP Architectures'guarantees our experience and ability as a system integrator of complex Cisco networks. The solid alliance with Cisco is evidenced by the joint development of services and solutions based on SDN architectures that use specific control elements for service providers' networks."
The Certification "Architectural Excellence: Service Provider Architectures"further strengthens the Italtel and Cisco partnership which over the years has been consolidated through numerous certifications in areas such as cloud, managed services and data center architectures.
"It is a great pleasure for us to give Italtel this award. It is a confirmation of the commitment, the vision and the value that our partner Italtel brings in the Italian market to Cisco and its customers. The deep knowledge Italtel has developed on service providers' networks is very impressive. It is a guarantee for our customers who are ready to integrate enhanced network programming functions in existing architectures," commented Eric Moyal, Director, Italy Partner and Commercial Teams at Cisco Italy.
Italtel also announced today that for the second year in a row it is the recipient of the Cisco Cloud Builder Partner of the Year Award in the South Europe region.
Cisco Partner Awards highlight the partners who demonstrate best business practices and become a model for other partners. An innovative approach, applications successes, unique programs, problem solving and sales approaches are considered by Cisco when it selects the award winners.
Italtel designs, develops, implements solutions for NGN and NGS; Professional Services dedicated to the design and maintenance of networks; IT System Integration Services; Network Integration and migration activities. Italtel counts among its customers more than 40 of the world's top TLC Operators and SPs. In Italy Italtel is also reference partner of Enterprises and Public Sector for the deployment of IP Next-Generation Networks and for the development of multimedia convergent services for their customers. Italtel is present in 25 countries including France, UK, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Poland, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Argentina, Brazil. http://www.italtel.com.
SOURCE ITALTEL S.p.A.