Telenor Group and Cisco's WG2 Platform to Help MNOs with Service Innovations

Telenor Group and Cisco's WG2 Platform to Help MNOs with Service Innovations Image Credit: Telenor

Telenor and Cisco announced their support to launch 'WorkingGroupTwo'(WG2), a new business entity that will offer mobile operators a cloud solutions platform designed to radically increase product innovation and reduce time to market.

According to a joint statement by Telenor and Cisco, the launch of the WG2 platform will help accelerate the pace of product innovation in order for Mobile Operators to stay relevant for customers.

Using the platform, mobile operators will be able to quickly launch new services across IoT and other industry verticals, and better position their business to sell to enterprise customers.

The WG2 is essentialy a startup, spun out by Telenor, with CEO Erlend Prestgaard and CTO Werner Eriksen in the lead. Telenor and Cisco's investment arm owns 47.5% each, while directors and employees of WG2 hold the remaining 5% of the company.

Sigve Brekke, CEO, Telenor Group
The "WorkingGroupTwo" platform is a Telenor innovation. I am proud that we as a company are able to leverage new technologies to make a pioneering telco platform with the potential of bringing the whole industry forward. 

Chuck Robbins, CEO, Cisco 
Cisco's partnership with Telenor to launch "WorkingGroupTwo" demonstrates how we are driving positive change for our customers. Our joint efforts will help mobile operators automate the delivery of mobile cloud services and deliver innovation at a faster pace.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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