Verizon partners with Tesco to provide new global mobile network infrastructure

Tesco will move to a single global network infrastructure in 12 countries, which will provide a new platform to deliver mobile business applications to its supply chain and its customers

Verizon partners with Tesco to provide new global mobile network infrastructure

Verizon Enterprise Solutions, owned by US mobile carrier Verizon Communications, is partnering with retail giant Tesco to migrate it on to a single global network infrastructure, which will underpin Tesco’s ongoing application and infrastructure centralisation programme.

Verizon is providing secure connectivity to link Tesco’s suppliers, partners, customers and colleagues in 12 countries around the globe. The new network infrastructure also offers a solid foundation from which Tesco can deliver key business applications consistently to all stakeholders. This will enable Tesco to roll out new technologies and services more quickly and effectively, while also achieving significant cost efficiencies.

The technical expertise provided by Verizon is a key enabler for Tesco’s global transformation, which aims to connect customers to quality products, affordably and conveniently; connect producers and suppliers to new markets, at home and abroad; and connect its business to its communities and help address social challenges.

Tomas Kadlec, group infrastructure IT director, at Tesco Stores, commented: “Verizon is helping us to consolidate, centralise and converge our infrastructure across the world. This marks a step change for Tesco in terms of both security and managed networked services. The cutover to the Verizon network has gone exceptionally well, accordingly to plan and within the agreed framework.”

Mike McNamara, Tesco’s chief information officer, added: “Verizon has the scope and expertise to help us deliver on our vision wherever we are around the globe. Whether in our stores, online, or on the move, we need our infrastructure to support our business goals.

“Verizon combines technology innovation with pragmatic application to help us build solutions for today, and platforms to support the future of retail. We are looking forward to delivering the results of this collaboration to our stakeholders around the globe.” 

Verizon Enterprise Solutions creates global connections that generate growth, drive business innovation and move society forward. With industry-specific solutions and a full range of global wholesale offerings provided over the company’s secure mobility, cloud, strategic networking and advanced communications platforms, Verizon Enterprise Solutions helps open new opportunities around the world for innovation, investment and business transformation. Visit verizonenterprise.com to learn more.

 

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