Indian IT service providers Infosys and Tech Mahindra announced their plans to generate revenue from the 5G network deployment business.
Telecom industry association GSMA says mobile operators will invest around $480 billion worldwide between 2018 and 2020 in mobile Capex. Half of the Capex will be from countries expected to have launched 5G by 2020.
“However, since the majority of 5G deployments will happen post-2020 — 64 markets over the 2021–2025 period, bringing the total to 116 — Capex will grow above the approximately $160 billion expected in 2020,” GSMA said.
Tech Mahindra announced netOps.ai, its network automation and managed services framework, at Mobile World Congress 2019.
Tech Mahindra’s netOps.ai, Network Automation and Managed Services Framework is geared to accelerate 5G Network adoption by automating all the key network life cycle stages.
Manish Vyas, president CME and CEO of Network Services, Tech Mahindra, said, “Mobile operators will be able to accelerate their 5G Time-to-Market and simultaneously reduce their cost of ownership by automating every aspect of their network lifecycle.”
Tech Mahindra earlier announced the opening of the Rakuten Cloud Innovation Laboratory, a software-defined network lab located in Tokyo, Japan.
The 5G lab enables Rakuten, which will launch its mobile operations in Oct 2019, to test, integrate and deploy new features and technologies, reduce operating costs, and contribute to improving the network experience for customers.
Tech Mahindra generated 41.1 percent of its total revenue from communication vertical in Dec quarter of 2018 as compared with 42.8 percent in Dec quarter of 2017 and 41.5 percent in Sept quarter of 2018. Tech Mahindra’s total revenue was $1.26 billion in Q3 fiscal 2018-19. Americas bring 47.4 percent of its total revenue.
Infosys has launched a new service that will assist enterprises to create new economies with 5G technology, while simultaneously helping communication service providers accelerate and monetize their 5G network deployment.
Infosys’s 5G Living Labs in five locations – Bengaluru, Richardson, Indianapolis, Frankfurt and Melbourne – will help ideate and bring these new economies to life.
Ravi Kumar S, president at Infosys, said: “Our expertise in areas such as SDN-NFV, Media OTT Platforms and IoT, together with collaborations among network solution providers, network OEMS and CSPs will help customers maximize their 5G potential to navigate their next.”
Infosys has generated 11.9 percent of its total revenue from communication vertical in Dec quarter of 2018 as against 12.4 percent in Sept quarter of 2018 12.3 percent in Dec quarter of 2017. Infosys total revenue was $2.987 billion in Dec quarter of 2018. North America clients bring 60.4 percent revenue to Infosys.