India-based IT services company Tech Mahindra announced the setting up of a 5G Center of Excellence in Redmond, Washington and Bengaluru.
Communication service providers can use the 5G center to optimize their capital expenditure (Capex) on migrating to 5G technology, 5G launches and accelerate new revenue-generating services, said Tech Mahindra.
Tech Mahindra will set up the 5G center at Tech Mahindra’s Intel-enabled VNF-Xchange Labs. The 5G center will focus on developing 5G virtualized radio access network (vRAN) solutions.
Tech Mahindra VNF-Xchange will deliver Network Function Virtualization Infrastructure (NFVI) pre-integration and optimization on Intel solutions leveraging open standards and open source, and simplification of VNF onboarding by SPs.
“We continue to build on our strategic partnership with Intel, collaborating to develop and co-create 5G solutions,” Manish Vyas, president, Communications, Media & Entertainment Business, Tech Mahindra, said.
Caroline Chan, vice president and general manager, 5G infrastructure division, Data Center Group, Intel, said Tech Mahindra is helping reduce the time to market for SPs and offering a broad choice of agile solutions for the 5G future by utilizing flexible platforms based on Intel architecture and technologies.
Tech Mahindra is a $4.9 billion company with 113,550 plus tech professionals across 90 countries, helping over 926 global customers including Fortune 500 companies.