Tech Mahindra and Intel together aim to accelerate 5G networks, co-create solutions and roll out services in India and US
Tech Mahindra announced the opening of two of its 5G Centre of Excellence (CoEs) in Bengaluru, Redmond and Washington. Powered by Intel technology, these will be aiding communication service providers (CoSPs) to optimize their capital expenditure on 5G migrations and fasten their revenue-generating services.
Manish Vyas, President, Communications, Media & Entertainment Business, and the CEO, Network Services, said that Tech Mahindra continued to build its strategic partnership with Intel, collaborating to develop and co-create 5G solutions. He added that 5G would unlock unprecedented opportunities in the industry.
The CoEs’ setup will be at Tech Mahindra’s Intel-enabled “VNF-Xchange Labs” and the emphasis will be on the development of 5G virtualised radio access network (vRAN) solutions.
Caroline Chan, vice president and general manager, 5G infrastructure division, Data Center Group, Intel, said that the technology giant shared a common vision with Tech Mahindra to enable service providers around the world to accelerate the deployment of their 5G networks and roll out new services that can benefit the society.
Tech Mahindra is reported to have over 926 global customers, including Fortune 500 companies across diverse industry verticals like healthcare, manufacturing, banking, automotive, energy and more. The company is also an advisor for over 270 CoSPs and is currently dealing with multiple service providers globally on their network transformation journey.
5G in India
Last year, Ericsson initiated a 5G for India programme in partnership with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi and now Tech Mahindra has announced setting up of one of its Centres of Excellence in Bengaluru. These are touted to bring in the 5G ecosystem in India, thereby helping in innovations around the next-generation network.
With over 113,550 professionals working across 90 countries, it is a $4.9 billion company, part of the $21 billion Mahindra Group.