TIM has announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Google Cloud with the aim of creating a strategic partnership that will allow the operator to become the main Italian player in the offer of services Cloud and Edge Computing, expanding its technological offer with innovative Public, Private and Hybrid Cloud services and accelerating the growth of its revenues from technological services.
As part of the agreement, companies are expected to collaborate on go-to-market initiatives to accelerate the digitalization of Italian companies, from SMEs to large industry. Among the investments that TIM will bring in order to support the development of its business, mention should be made of the construction of new state-of-the-art proprietary Data Centers (up to Tier IV level), as well as the hiring and training of over 800 in the coming years Cloud engineers.
TIM is the market leader in ICT services, with over 20,000 customers of which over 16,000 in SaaS (Software as a Service) and over 5,000 in IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service).
The Italian cloud computing market is expected to grow, driven by the demand for public, hybrid and edge computing services that will be further supported by the integration of new products and applications related to 5G technology.
Luigi Gubitosi, CEO of TIM, on this new project he stated:
Thanks to the partnership with Google, a world leader in innovation, TIM confirms its reference role in supporting the technological innovation process in Italy. In the coming years, Cloud and Edge Computing will represent two of the key markets that will benefit the most from the new products and services enabled by 5G technology.
Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud, added:
We look forward to working with TIM to strengthen our contribution to support the digital transformation of Italian companies.