- Will co-develop and market 5G-related emerging tech across five South and SE Asian countries
- Partnership in line with Tech Mahindra’s NXT.NOW framework, which aims to enhance ‘Human Centric Experience’
A global leader in digital transformation services, Tech Mahindra and Axiata Group Berhad, a leading digital conglomerate in ASEAN and South Asia, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to co-develop and market innovative 5G enterprise solutions across Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Cambodia. The official release noted that the two companies aim to accelerate the expansion of innovative new-age and cost-effective 5G solutions across industries, including manufacturing, oil & gas, and smart cities & services.
It is noteworthy that Tech Mahindra’s industry knowledge will provide specialized services and digital solutions to customers, 5G enterprise solutions capabilities, SI (System Integrator) capabilities, and its domain expertise in planning, designing, deployment & management of private wireless networks. At the same time, Axiata’s network infrastructures and products & services will add value to this partnership.
Rajesh Chandiramani, Business Head, Communications-Media-Entertainment for EMEA and APJI Markets, commented, “5G is the new evolved technology fabric which enables a seamless connection of fast and intelligent devices and provides an enhanced customer experience in the digital world. Tech Mahindra has created 100+ 5G For Enterprise (5G4E) industry solutions across all sectors which provide end-to-end digital solutions for enterprises to enable digitalization at pace in this new 5G arena.”
Chandiramani further added that Tech Mahindra’s 5G4E solutions, coupled with Axiata’s leading communication 5G connected services and their focus on digital telco, digital business, and digital infrastructure, will help them extend their 5G services portfolios to deliver tangible business value to customers across APJI markets and help digitize enterprises across verticals. “We are confident that this partnership will bolster growth, productivity, and innovation to monetize opportunities in 5G for Enterprises (5G4E).”
The CEO of Axiata Enterprise, Dr Gopi Kurup stated, “At early stages of 5G trials and rollout, all of our regional Enterprises clients are anticipating and positioning for the transformational enablers that the new technology offers for their core businesses.”
This partnership focuses on investing in emerging technologies and solutions that enable digital transformation and meet the evolving needs of the customer. It is in line with Tech Mahindra’s NXT.NOW™ framework, which aims to enhance ‘Human Centric Experience’. The new use cases and solutions developed as part of the MoU will help make enterprises future-ready for the 5G wave by providing a roadmap and unlocking new revenue streams.
With a presence in over 90 countries, a $6 bn organization Tech Mahindra is a part of the 1945-found Mahindra Group and focuses on leveraging next-gen tech including 5G, blockchain, quantum computing, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, etc to enable end-to-end digital transformation for global customers. It claims to be the only Indian company in the world to receive the HRH The Prince of Wales’ Terra Carta Seal for its commitment to creating a sustainable future.
In pursuit of its vision to be the ‘Next Generation Digital Champion’ by 2024, Axiata identifies itself as a diversified telecom and digital conglomerate operating digital telcos, digital businesses and infrastructure businesses across a footprint spanning ASEAN and South Asia.