Tech Mahindra to modernise AT&T network systems

Tech Mahindra to modernise AT&T network systems
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6 Sep, 2019

Pune-based information technology services provider Tech Mahindra has expanded its partnership with Dallas-based telecommunication service provider AT&T Communications to modernise its network systems and cloud migration operations. 

As part of the multi-year agreement, Tech Mahindra will provide AT&T software-driven 5G networks and help migrate the telecom giant’s non-network workloads to the public cloud by 2024, an official statement from Tech Mahindra said. 

The companies plan to roll out more agile network-support infrastructure and improve returns on investment by leveraging technology-led transformation, the statement added. 

Tech Mahindra will harness frontier technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), data analytics and 5G to develop modernised network solutions for AT&T.

The transformation roadmap envisaged by AT&T aims to improve its network applications by optimising functionalities, business processes, costs and the general quality of the solutions, the statement said.

“This is a step towards elevating Tech Mahindra’s long-standing strategic relationship with AT&T to help make the vision of a 5G-enabled future a reality. As part of our TechMNxt charter, Tech Mahindra is betting big on 5G – network of the future, and is focused on technology-led innovation to enable digital transformation for our customers globally,” said Chander Prakash Gurnani, managing director and chief executive officer, Tech Mahindra. 

“Our agreement with Tech Mahindra is another step forward in delivering greater flexibility across our IT operations. This includes optimizing our core operations and modernizing our internal network applications to accelerate innovation as we march forward to our goal of a nationwide 5G network by the first half of 2020,” said Jon Summers, chief information officer, AT&T Communications. 

Tech Mahindra’s TechMNxt’s charter envisages the utilisation of advanced technologies to solve business challenges.

In August, Tech Mahindra partnered with American digital solutions startup Adjoint to provide a blockchain solution for financial management and insurance services. 

A three-year deal was inked between test preparation firm Aakash Educational Services and Tech Mahindra to digitise the ed-tech platform’s IT operations. 

In another technological partnership, American blockchain solutions provider BlockApps had roped in Tech Mahindra to help accelerate the adoption of blockchain networks by enterprises.