Tech Mahindra has announced setting up of a 5G Center of Excellence (CoE) powered by Intel technology in Redmond and Bengaluru.
The CoE is targeted to help Communication Service Providers (CoSPs) optimize their CapEx on 5G migrations and rollout and accelerate new revenue-generating services that will lead the transformation journey.
The CoEs will be setup at Tech Mahindra’s Intel-enabled VNF-Xchange Labs, and will focus on developing 5G virtualized radio access network (vRAN) solutions.
The Tech Mahindra VNF-Xchange will deliver Network Function Virtualization Infrastructure (NFVI) pre-integration and optimization on Intel architecture-based solutions leveraging open standards and open source, and simplification of VNF onboarding by CoSPs.
The work in this CoE will provide for new support and acceleration of emerging technologies to be integrated into the new architectures, but more importantly develop new social and industry relevant use cases.
Manish Vyas, President, Communications, Media & Entertainment Business, and the CEO, Network Services, said, “5G as an innovation platform will unlock unprecedented opportunities in every industry vertical. With over 926 global customers including Fortune 500 companies across diverse industry verticals like healthcare, manufacturing, banking, automotive, energy and more, we are poised to unlock new experiences for these industry verticals with 5G and simultaneously drive growth for CoSPs.”
Caroline Chan, vice president and general manager, 5G infrastructure division, Data Center Group, Intel said, “We share a common vision with Tech Mahindra of enabling service providers around the world to accelerate the deployment of their 5G networks and roll out new services that are beneficial to our society. By utilizing flexible platforms based on Intel architecture and technologies, Tech Mahindra is helping reduce the time to market for CoSPs and offering a broad choice of agile solutions for the 5G future.”
Tech Mahindra is uniquely positioned in the 5G landscape with its strengths in Mobile Networks, IT, Cloud and Enterprise Applications. As a trusted advisor for over 270 CoSPs world over, Tech Mahindra is currently engaged with multiple service providers globally on their network transformation journey.