- Spin-off ties with DT-affiliated MarvelTec to land China Telecom Global engagement.
BENOCS, Deutsche Telekom’s (DT) network optimisation and traffic management spin-out, flagged that its solutions — together with DT-tied connectivity services provider MarvelTec — are now supporting Asia-Pacific (APAC) carrier China Telecom Global (CTG).
CTG is leveraging MarvelTec’s expertise — although it is unclear what role the connectivity specialist is playing — and BENOCS’ BENOCS Analytics Tool (BAT) to up its traffic monitoring capabilities and network visibility, according to the announcement.
BAT reportedly digests large quantities of data (which will then be used to examine CTG customer behaviour) for forecasting, real-time network mapping, and troubleshooting purposes.
DT-affiliated vendors sprouting out
BENOCS falls under the umbrella of Telekom Innovation Pool, DT’s “strategic” venture capital portfolio, and the CTG partnership appears to build on recent efforts to expand into the APAC space, following a commercial tie-up with IT consultancy MCT Telco Global in September 2020 (Deutsche Telekomwatch, #98). BENOCS is a Germany-based vendor founded in 2013, and was fully owned by Telekom Innovation Pool as of 31 December 2019 (Deutsche Telekomwatch, #95 and passim).
MarvelTec emerged out of Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier (previously International Carrier Sales & Solutions) division in 2016, as part of a go-to-market reorganisation in Asia‑Pacific (Deutsche Telekomwatch, #50 and #66). The vendor is based in Hong Kong, China, and a number of former DT employees are listed as part of MarvelTec’s top brass, including both co-founders Yi Zhou (former Deutsche Telekom Asia Chief Executive) and Tao Ma (previously part of DT’s DTGC setup).