Millicom, which provides cable and mobile services under Tigo brand in nine countries in Latin America, has selected VMware Cloud as its common private cloud infrastructure across its operations and business units.
Since implementing VMware Cloud, Tigo has become more efficient by eliminating the disparate silos, reducing the time to market for deploying existing services and increased flexibility in introducing new services, and the team is gaining the cloud skills.
With its existing operations across IT, Telco and B2B modernized and running more efficiently, Tigo has turned its eye toward 5G, expanding to hybrid multi-cloud and cloud-native environment.
Before engaging with VMware, Tigo’s IT, Telco and B2B teams from various geographic operations and business units were functioning independently. They each operated their own cloud environment without a common governance, operating model, or technology platform to enable Tigo to standardize its service delivery.
“Deploying 5G services requires flexibility in how we move workloads across the network. VMware will help us achieve our agility and scalability needs more efficiently and continue to be our partner in the cloud transformation journey we started 3 years ago,” Xavier Rocoplan, Millicom’s executive vice president and CTIO, said.
“Service providers are all at different stages in their network modernization journey. Tigo is laying a solid foundation for their digital transformation and on its way to monetizing 5G services that will change the way their customers work and live,” Sanjay Uppal, senior vice president and general manager of VMware’s Service Provider & Edge business unit, said.