MILAN, ITALY: Italtel, a leading telecommunications company in next generation networks and services and IP communication, announced that its subsidiary company Italtel France has achieved Premier Certification from Cisco.
Italtel France earned the certification after it met Cisco’s high standards for networking competency, service, support and customer satisfaction. In addition to branding as a Cisco Premier Certified Partner, Italtel France will also receive new benefits from the Premier Certification, including recognition as a Premier Certified Partner in the Cisco Partner Locator; eligibility to participate in Cisco Channel Incentives Programs, with greater economic incentives than for the Select Certification level; and eligibility to sell Cisco Smart Care Services.
Italtel France will also be able to become a “Certified Agent” in the Global Partner Network Program and will receive a Cisco Certified Partner kit that contains resources such as sales tools, logos, guidelines, and information.
Stefano Pileri, Italtel’s CEO, said: “We are extremely pleased that Italtel France has achieved Premier Certification, particularly because this is a strategic market for us. Italtel has built strong technological and market synergies with Cisco to enable carriers and service providers to develop advanced services on new generation networks.
"In France, especially, Italtel is focused on unified communications and mobile/enhanced packet core segments. This certification adds an important quality - integration capabilities - to the competence that Italtel France has demonstrated in providing customers with turnkey proprietary solutions.”
As a Cisco Premier Certified Partner, Italtel France demonstrates a range of technical expertise. Before gaining Cisco Premier Certification Italtel France was required to achieve the Cisco Express Foundation Specialization, which includes tests on technical competence in the integration of basic routing and switching, wireless LANs and security technologies.
Italtel France was also required to integrate a base level of Cisco Lifecycle Services into their offerings and demonstrate high levels of customer satisfaction based on independently audited customer satisfaction surveys.