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Aircel announced their strategic partnership for Software as a Service (SaaS), where NEC will provide the Cloud Aggregation Platform along with a portfolio of Cloud offerings to Aircel, which has a large customer base. Aircel will be responsible for managing the end-to-end customer relationships, including presales and sales engagements, delivery and support, and billing and contractual relationships.

Aircel and NEC will start with a software applications portfolio, which could then subsequently extend to other Cloud offerings. The focus will be on enterprise grade offerings, such as Collaboration, CRM, ERP, HRMS, Business Suite, Video Conferencing, etc.

Ravinder Jain, Chief Business officer – Enterprise, Aircel, said, “Aircel with its Pan-Indian presence and being amongst the first to offer 3G services with its leadership in Data is delighted to foray into the rapidly growing Cloud computing market in India. Cloud Services by the name of “Business Unplugged” from Aircel will help businesses grow by providing flexibility to scale-up quickly and seamlessly according to the changing business environment and demands...”

Commenting on the occasion, Angira Agrawal, Associate Vice President, Cloud business, NEC India said, “NEC has built a world class Cloud Aggregation Platform, now deployed at over 25 service providers across 14 countries, and a strong portfolio of cloud offerings built up within NEC and through India focused cloud partners, which will be continuously expanded in the coming months. NEC sees Aircel as a key partner focusing on Cloud, and believes that our partnership with Aircel will fundamentally change the way companies view and adopt cloud services.”

NEC will manage the complete technology infrastructure for Aircel, and will provide Level 2 support for the Cloud offerings and Cloud Aggregation Platform, and manage all Cloud Service Provider relationships while Aircel will be responsible for all customer relationships.

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