IBM sets up center for telecom solutions

IBM yesterday opened a telecom solutions center in Beijing and also released solutions for China’s telecom industry and carriers.

The US software giant also inaugurated the Telecommunications Premier Partner Program, an initiative that will offer free education, workshops, software and related services, as well as go-to-market support for IBM’s local partners.

Matt Wang, vice-president, China Development Labs, IBM [file photo]

The solutions center will serve as a platform to connect telecom carriers and service developers, said Matt Wang, vice-president, China Development Labs, IBM.

The center is expected to accelerate telecom solution development and streamline product delivery to help Chinese telecom service providers run more effectively, the company said in a statement.

“The center allows our clients to experience the latest industry-specific solutions focused on the business processes, networks and applications needed to support the creation and delivery of next-generation telecom services,” Wang said.

The center will be located in IBM’s China Development Labs in Beijing.

Aided by the launch of the 3G services, China’s telecom industry is still growing robustly this year amid the economic downturn.

The country had 678 million cell phone users by the end of March, the world’s biggest, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), the industry regulator.

This news is organised by China electronics manufacturer.

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