Rakuten Mobile has selected Tech Mahindra as a preferred partner for building business opportunities for the Rakuten Communications Platform (RCP).
Tech Mahindra will provide its technologies and software capabilities to support the development and deployment of mobile networks for global customers of RCP. Tech Mahindra will also provide managed IT, security and network services to Rakuten Mobile.
There are also plans to designate Tech Mahindra as an official reseller of RCP.
RCP is a cloud-native telco platform that enables telcos and enterprises to build secure and open mobile networks at low cost, to generate new revenue streams and to offer customers innovative and immersive experiences.
RCP was developed by Rakuten Mobile and is based on its mobile network in Japan which combines the latest technology in virtualization and automation, including containers and microservices, and is built on key secure operations principles.
Tech Mahindra and Rakuten Mobile will leverage their partnership to develop and deploy virtualized mobile networks based on RCP to disrupt the telecom landscape, Tareq Amin, CTO of Rakuten Mobile, said.
RCP contains all the elements of the Rakuten Mobile network, including telco applications and software from multiple vendors, OSS and BSS, edge computing and virtual network management functions.
RCP incorporates an app-store-like interface where customers can tailor the platform to their local requirements, Manish Vyas, president, Communications, Media & Entertainment Business & CEO, Network Services, Tech Mahindra, said.