Aruba Korea managing director Charles Incheol Kang said on Wednesday at a virtual press conference that the company expects growth in businesses it is collaborating with South Korean carriers this year.
Up until now, the subsidiary of Hewlett Packard Enterprise had little collaboration with SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus but it has closed multiple cases recently and their were also bing projects that were close to closing, Kang said.
Aruba is planning to offer its access points and switches together with the carrier’s telecommunication lines.
The company will offer its services, together with carriers, to customers in two ways, Kang said. First is where Aruba sells its goods together with the telcos’ telecommunication lines to the customers. Second is where the carriers and the company use Aruba Central-based solutions to build cloud together, and offer it to the customer.
In South Korea, Aurba saw sales increase 14% in 2020 from the previous year. Wired LAN sales were flat but wireless LAN sales increased substantially, the managing director said.
Sales in edge and campus switching increased by 14% and 8%, respectively, in 2020 from the previous year. Sales from wireless and network management jumped by 89% and 104%, respectively, in the same time period, Aruba said.
HPE acquired Aruba for US$3 billion in 2015. The company bought also spend US$925 million to buy software-defined wide area network firm Silver Park, which is now under Aruba.