TIM wants to become a key player in the cloud and edge computing market, expanding its offer of public, private and hybrid cloud solutions.
The operator believes this will fuel growth of its ICT service revenues.
The companies will work together on go-to-market initiatives to speed the adoption of digital transformation technology at Italian businesses of all sizes.
To support its own business growth, TIM will invest "heavily" in its innovation and talent, building wholly-owned, data centers, up to Tier IV level, and hiring or training more than 800 cloud engineers in the next few years.
Two key markets
TIM CEO Luigi Gubitosi stated: “Thanks to the partnership with Google, a world leader in innovation, TIM confirms its focal role in promoting the technological progress in Italy.
"In the next years, cloud and edge computing will represent two of the key markets that will mostly benefit of the new products and services enabled by 5G technology”.
TIM already has the largest market share of the cloud services market for enterprises in Italy, with more than 20,000 customers, of which more than 16,000 use software as a service and more than 5,000 infrastructure as a service.