Telenor and Google Cloud Partnering on Digital Transformation

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Telecommunications company Telenor and Google Cloud entered a strategic partnership for digital transformation at Telenor.

Telenor and Google Cloud will “further explore areas of cooperation and define key strategic initiatives” to advance Telenor’s digital capabilities, according to Google Cloud last month.

Telenor is digitalising and expanding its offerings, “going beyond connectivity.”

As the network is increasingly software-based, Telenor is exploring how to leverage Google Cloud’s expertise in data management, machine learning (ML), and artificial intelligence (AI) as well as the company’s infrastructure — to “bring together the complementary technologies” to Telenor’s customers.

As part of the agreement, Telenor and Google Cloud will collaborate on key areas to strengthening Telenor’s technology capabilities, work on joint innovations and more.

“Telenor wants to work with leaders in the tech industry and stay committed to being at the forefront of modernisation and digitalisation,”  said Sigve Brekke, president and CEO, Telenor Group.

“As connectivity is the foundation for building trust, we believe that together we can go beyond connectivity to enhance our offering to our customers with new and innovative solutions, whilst improving the overall experience of our current portfolio.”

Thomas Kurian, CEO, Google Cloud, said the company is “delighted to collaborate with Telenor to bring together the strengths of both our companies and accelerate innovation in the telecommunications industry.”

“We look forward to further driving Telenor’s ability to digitally transform its customers’ businesses with infrastructure, industry solutions and technology expertise.”