Telstra and Microsoft support Australia’s digital growth
The five-year agreement is one of the largest partnerships Microsoft has established with any other carrier in the world.
The companies aim to accelerate Australia’s digital transformation by combining Microsoft technology with Telstra’s network reach and technology capabilities.
“As Microsoft’s go-to partner in Australia, this expanded agreement will boost the way we deliver engaging all-digital experiences,” said Andrew Penn, CEO of Telstra.
“The ubiquity of technology in businesses today and its ability to transform their operations, improve productivity, reduce environmental impact and meet changing customer needs means that there is no single solution. for everyone.”
The goal of the partnership will be to drive Microsoft’s connectivity and growth in Australia, with Microsoft becoming one of the major tenants of Telstra’s new super-fast intercity fiber network.
It will also drive Telstra’s ambition to have around 90% of its applications on public cloud infrastructure by 2025, which includes Microsoft Azure as a preferred cloud partner.
This increased collaboration means both companies will support hybrid ways of working and develop environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives.
“Digital technology is fundamental to the resilience and differentiation of every organization,” said Satya Nadella, president and CEO of Microsoft.
“Our partnership combines Telstra’s leadership in network connectivity with the breadth and depth of Microsoft Cloud to address key challenges, including hybrid working and sustainability, and support Australia’s growth.