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Vietnamese software company FPT Software has formed a partnership with European IT services business SCC, following SCC's announcement in June 2016 of its expansion into Vietnam.

FPT Software is a part of FPT Corporation, the largest IT corporation in Vietnam with over $US1.8 billion revenue and 27,000 employees. The company has more than 450 customers worldwide, of which nearly 50 are Fortune 500 companies.

SCC Vietnam, headquartered in Ho Chi Minh City, will deliver two main activities: level three and leve; four infrastructure support to customers and the creation of an offshore development center to accelerate the development of internal custom applications.

SCC says it chose FPT Software because it has a leading position in the Vietnamese and other markets, and for its technical capability, skilled people and talented, experienced leadership team.

SCC does not currently offer software development services, but the agreement will see SCC gain exclusive access to FPT Software application development management services in the UK, France, and Spain. SCC will also have exclusive access to FPT Software's cloud migration service, including migration to Office 365.

SCC and FPT Software also intend to jointly pursue non-exclusive projects in these regions for further portfolio services, including legacy migration, testing, infra services, mobility and analytics, representing a substantial European expansion for the Vietnamese business.

SCC CEO James Rigby said: 'The agreement with FPT Software represents a key milestone both in SCC's continued transition as an IT services and solutions-led company and in the development of SCC Vietnam. We've been in discussions with FPT Software since arriving in Vietnam, and this is an important announcement as we gain an accomplished and capable partner.'

He added: 'It was our intention to find a long-term partner as we introduce new software development services across each of our strategic regions, and in a business of FPT Software's size, scale and experience, we're now well-placed for mutual success.'