2021 Press Releases

October 05, 2021

Tata Communications and Cisco Systems Expand Global Strategic Partnership

Tata Communications, a global digital ecosystem enabler, and Cisco Systems, the worldwide leader in technology that powers the Internet, announced the expansion of their two-decades-long strategic global partnership. This new agreement is between Tata Communications and Cisco Meraki to empower enterprises with simple and easy to deploy, manage, and analyse IT infrastructure for delivering anywhere, anytime access. 

Cisco Meraki has joined the Tata Communications ecosystem to provide a world-class suite of next-generation cloud-managed Wi-Fi services based on Wi-Fi 6 technology and SD-WAN (Software-Defined Wide Area Network) services across multiple industries. With greater security, efficiency, and agility, the combined expertise ensures smoother lifecycle management and a superior user experience for the enterprise's stakeholders.

"Our recent Leading in a Digital-First World Report, basis a global survey of enterprises, reveals 91% businesses recognise they are not able to provide high-quality digital experiences for their stakeholders. We believe the converging LAN and WAN protocols with better wireless and software-defined technologies is imperative for enterprises' digital transformation journeys," said Genius Wong, Chief Technology Officer, Tata Communications. "We are happy to further enhance our offerings to enable enterprises as they manage the growing demand of their business transformation in the new paradigm."

"As organisations accelerate their migration to a hybrid cloud world, they're looking for solutions that maximise value, including more managed services. Meraki's award-winning cloud architecture and ease of management, combined with Tata Communications managed services capabilities and reach, will help create new services with more network visibility and remote troubleshooting for deployments of any size," said Jason W. Gallo, Vice President, Cisco Global Partner Sales.

The combined power of Tata Communications and Cisco Meraki enables enterprises to offer customised and enhanced end-user experiences such as guest Wi-Fi authentication services and location-based analytics across sectors including retail, manufacturing, healthcare, and hospitality, amongst others.

The collaboration between Tata Communications and Cisco Systems enables end-to-end network management through a single pane of glass, providing greater mobility and centralised control of an enterprise's IT environment. The solution is scalable and offers greater flexibility to users due to its smaller device footprint. Enterprises will now be in a better position to provide a better experience to their stakeholder ecosystem, which includes employees, customers, suppliers, and partners.