Spain’s Indra and Cisco have signed an international agreement to collaborate in the research and development of new technologies and solutions for the security and defence industries. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)will allow both companies to strengthen their positions in markets with high growth potential over the next few years and will initially focus on technology areas such as wireless networks, mobility, mobile data centres, Cisco TelePresence™ and IP video surveillance.

Under the terms of the MoU, the companies may also, in the future, extend their collaboration into other public and private sector market segments, such as healthcare and intelligent urbanisation, where both companies already have extensive experience and a track record of innovation.

“Working with Indra is particularly timely given the growing trend towards cross-border collaboration in today’s defence and security bodies,” said Chris Dedicoat, President of Cisco’s European Markets. “These ‘borderless’ organisations need robust network systems, with the intelligence to make them secure and allow them to support collaboration across functional, geographic and inter-organisational divides.”