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Verizon Business, HCLTech Partner Up for Managed Network Services


Verizon Business has announced a strategic global partnership making HCLTech its primary Managed Network Services (MNS) collaborator in all networking deployments for global enterprise customers. This partnership brings together two global leaders in enterprise networking. Moreover, it combines Verizon’s networking power, solutioning, and scale with HCLTech’s market-leading Managed Service capabilities. Together, this collaboration will usher in a new era of large-scale wireline service delivery for enterprise customers.

Verizon Business will continue to lead all customer acquisition, sales, solutioning, and overall planning and development with its customers. HCLTech will lead the post-sale implementation and ongoing support. To execute the tightly coordinated balance of responsibilities at the enterprise scale, a select group of Verizon Business Global Customer Operations staff will transition to HCLTech.

“HCLTech is a widely recognised industry leader for Managed Network Services, and with their IT service expertise and ongoing support of our enterprise networking deployments, Verizon Business can modernise our service delivery and simultaneously heighten our focus on helping customers incorporate next-generation technology like 5G, SD-WAN, and SASE into their operations and their own customer offerings,” said Kyle Malady, CEO at Verizon Business.

He added: “IT/OT convergence is the future of data-centric business operations, and with the fast-accelerating pace of digitalisation, customers need a well-coordinated delivery framework to realise that future.”

Rolling Out a Best-in-Class MNS Portfolio

The partnership will offer customers a best-in-class MNS portfolio and a highly digitised experience with data-driven service models. It will also provide enhanced efficiency and lifecycle management with frictionless interface, a broad end-to-end partner ecosystem, and joint innovation on an integrated platform.

These improvements will help customers navigate increasingly complex operating environments—across diverse locations, geographies, and devices—while incorporating new technologies into their stack. These new technologies include 5G, SD-WAN, and SASE capabilities. Meanwhile, HCLTech’s digital-native MNS platforms and customer interfaces are designed to help them manage that digitally, quickly, and seamlessly.

Verizon Business’s global reach and localised enterprise presence, together with HCLTech’s digitally optimised platforms for MNS, give customers a flexible networking framework to build out with new technology and drive more efficient operations. Customers can better control and scale their consumption of network services, better incorporate their broader ecosystem of technology partners, converge informational and operational technology (IT/OT) undertakings, and generally become more agile in accommodating ever-changing technology needs.

“Managed Network Services is core to our business, and we’re proud to collaborate with Verizon Business to lead MNS in all of their network deployments, modernization and operations for private enterprise,” said C Vijayakumar, CEO and Managing Director at HCLTech. “Our data-driven service delivery, advanced network capabilities, and frictionless customer interfaces combined with the unique strengths and resiliency of the Verizon network will enable enterprises to drive better business outcomes and time to market. I am excited to welcome the incoming employees from Verizon Business Global Customer Operations and look forward to a successful and fulfilling journey together.”