Microsoft, Chunghwa Telecom Ink Strategic Cloud Solutions Partnership


Microsoft Corp. and Chunghwa Telecom Co. signed a strategic partnership agreement on Wednesday to provide cloud solutions for the government and businesses, Taiwanese media reported.

The two companies will collaborate strategically on cloud solution provider (CSP) and cloud OS network (COSN) programs. Those programs will offer comprehensive cloud services to businesses and public agencies, “creating synergies” for the two companies’ Taiwanese clients and making their services more accessible worldwide, Microsoft said in a statement.

Chunghwa Telecom will begin providing Microsoft’s cloud services on Sept. 1.

The heavily government invested carrier is Microsoft’s key cloud-computing partner in Taiwan’s telecom industry, experts say.

“I believe that this partnership is an important milestone for the people of Taiwan, because together Chunghwa Telecom and Microsoft will bring the benefits of cloud services to more customers in Taiwan,” said Ralph Haupter, corporate vice president and CEO of the Greater China region at Microsoft, during the signing ceremony in Taipei.

“I have no doubt that Chunghwa Telecom’s strengths plus Microsoft’s industry-leading software and cloud services platform will be a winning combination. Together, we will win more business and bring more customers into the Mobile-first, Cloud-first era,” Haupter added.

The new partnership will give Chunghwa Telecom’s clients more options that meet international standards, analysts say.