Ncell collaborates with Microsoft Corporation to provide various Microsoft services including cloud. Now Nepali businesses can get the Microsoft’s productivity and communications solutions, cloud resources and online meeting tools here in Nepal. In presence of their corporate clients from banks, businesses and NGO/INGO officials, Ncell announced themselves to be Microsoft Tier 1 Cloud Service Provider (CSP).
With the announcement of the partnership, at first Ncell will provide three major products: Office 365 (O365), Azure and Teams in Nepal. Earlier Ncell had adopted Alibaba’s Apasara Cloud for its BSS solution.
Office 365 is a cloud based service which assists everyone in an organization to be more productive, make effective communication and enhance efficiency of the organization as a whole. It makes various office works easy and faster for the tasks like finding, sharing information, knowledge. They can even use the service for better communication among employees, reduce time, effort on administrative tasks. This will obviously provide more time for creativity, innovation and growth of business.
Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing service which assists to build, test, deploy, and manage applications and services through their own data centers. The companies using the service will have the freedom to build, manage, and deploy application on a massive, global network using their favorite tools and frameworks.
Similarly, Microsoft Teams is another innovative tool from Microsoft. The unified communication and collaboration platform combines persistent workplace chat, video meetings, file storage (including collaboration on files), and application integration. You can use the Teams service to get a document storage, chat and online meeting environment.
Several officials from Ncell and Microsoft including CEO of Ncell, Andy Chong, Anh Pham Chief partner officer for South Asia at Microsoft were present in the announcement program.
During the program, Andy Chong of Ncell welcomed the guests with his remarks as “The collaboration landscape is changing rapidly. No longer confined to office buildings, the modern workspace allows people to meet, collaborate, and stay connected across organizational boundaries. Ncell and Microsoft are combining resources and experience to focus on the fast-growing collaboration arena, which is a strategic market for both companies.”
Similarly Anh Pham Chief partner officer for South Asia at Microsoft said “We have collaborated with Ncell to provide our cloud service directly to customers in Nepal,” He further adds “In the initial phase, we will be providing the cloud service to clients including small and medium enterprise and businesses of the country. We believe that the collaboration contributes towards development of Nepal’s digital ecosystem, also providing our services as value added services.”
Transformation of Telcos
As Telecom operators are struggling to grow their business due to several challenges including that of OTT apps reducing international call revenues, they are looking for other innovative ways for growth and extend reach in this digital ecosystem. So, the concept of Telecom service provider shall transform into communication service provider (CSP) or Digital service provider (DSP), putting all of their efforts in connectivity and the usage of connectivity. This kind of new service in Nepal hints the transformation of telcos is in the way.
With this partnership, businesses here in Nepal will benefit from the Ncell’s network services and Microsoft’s software technologies to enhance productivity. The innovative tools from Microsoft will also help the companies, teams, individuals for collaborative communication in real time for better result.
As Ncell announced earlier to bring Ncell for business (N4B), Ncell brings Microsoft services to Nepali businesses. This kind of service will provide opportunities to businesses to achieve their goals from better connectivity and digitization. Hope Ncell will provide more of such digital services which shall help them to grow their potential and compete in the global digital landscape.