Cisco and Telenor to explore new As-A-Service business models

Cisco and Telenor will explore an everything as-a-service (XaaS) model to reach a broader partner ecosystem and customer base. Telenor has 158 million subscribers and annual sales of around $9.9 billion in 2022.
Telenor grows in AsiaCisco and Telenor plan to accelerate the availability of cybersecurity solutions as-a-service for both business and consumer customers. The companies will design and demonstrate how multi-cloud as-a-service can help business customers use multiple clouds more effectively and efficiently through orchestration, maximized observability and cybersecurity, cloud cost efficiency, and cloud resource optimization.

Cisco and Telenor will build upon the success of Security Touch-Free Operations, an initiative established to increase Telenor’s security offering through automation and operational efficiency, helping to substantially reduce cybersecurity threat response times.

They will work on developing cybersecurity automation in Telenor’s Bangladesh (Grameenphone) operations, will also explorethe potential of developing use cases forthe broader enterprise market.

Cisco and Telenor will focus on initiatives related to digital skills and inclusion, safe connectivity, youth empowerment and education, and  sustainability.

“We are jointly transforming offerings to an as-a-service model that will enablethe broadest base of our customersby using the simple-to-use cybersecurity and multi-cloud as-a-service,” said Sigve Brekke, President CEO of Telenor.

In 2018, Cisco and Telenor initiated a relationship to support digital transformation and have since collaborated on enhancing connected experiences for Telenor customers with improved 5G, cloud, data analysis, IoT, Open vRAN, Smart City, and security solutions, through several iterations of the JPA.