HITEC: Swisscom, Planet One Group Strike Managed Services Deal
Singapore-based Planet One group of companies, with its subsidiaries 3D Networks and FCS Computer Systems, has formed a commercial partnership with Swisscom Hospitality. The Planet One /Swisscom partnership results in a complementary voice, video and data service offering across the Asia-Pacific region while enabling Swisscom to serve its hotel partners globally with IT managed services.
The Planet One group of companies offers multi-skilled IT professionals, solutions and services across locations serving key markets in the Asia-Pacific region. Through its subsidiaries, 3D Networks and FCS Computer Systems, Planet One markets voice and data communications solutions, back-office system integration services, software development and outsourced applications support to the hotel industry. The group already holds well established regional relationships with chains like IHG, Starwood, Marriott, Hyatt, Hilton, Shangri La and other major international hotel brands active in China and across Asia-Pacific.
Swisscom Hospitality Services, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, is a European provider of network-based technology solutions for hotels. Departing from its global network management platform that presently serves 2'200 hotels in 43 countries, Swisscom has built a suite of IP convergent services (on site and above property) for the guest room, the meeting room, the public area and the hotel back-office. Both as a network manager and a solution provider, Swisscom has been supporting many of the world's leading chains towards the global implementation of their brand standards for many years.
Under the agreement, 3D Networks becomes the preferred installation partner for Swisscom's High-Speed Internet access services, its Business Centre Solution and its rapidly expanding global Conference services. In particular, 3D Networks will deploy manage on-site hotel equipment on behalf of Swisscom, while Swisscom's Network Operations will continue to manage and monitor all hotel networks 24/7. Moreover, 3D Networks acts as Swisscom's distribution partner for its award-winning IPTV solution known as ConnectedHotel TV.
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