The partnership aims at leveraging the strengths and capabilities of BEL and Cisco to capitalize on opportunities emerging in the network and security verticals.
Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Cisco for a long-term strategic co-operation in the areas of networking, collaboration, and security, among other associated services.
The partnership aims at leveraging the strengths and capabilities of BEL and Cisco to capitalize on opportunities emerging in the domains of network and security.
“India is on the fast-track to becoming a leading digital economy, but an ecosystem approach is key to mobilise progress at scale and speed. Our partnership with BEL is a significant step in our endeavour to accelerate innovation, infrastructure modernisation, and capability building across critical industry segments,” said Daisy Chittilapilly, President, Cisco India & SAARC. “We are confident that Cisco and BEL’s technology leadership and expertise combined will enable us to forge new possibilities and outcomes for our customers in India.”
‘This strategic partnership will provide BEL access to Cisco technology, which includes enterprise networks, advanced wireless technology, security, data center network, etc. It will also facilitate joint customization and product lifecycle management for BEL’s various projects and enable the company to build state-of-the-art technology architecture for key industry verticals,” Bhanu Prakash Srivastava, Chairman & Managing Director, BEL.
Additionally, Cisco will explore the establishment of a Cisco Network Training Academy at the BEL Academy for Excellence (Nalanda), Bengaluru.