Information technology (IT) services major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Monday said it has been selected by London based network carrier Three UK to help with 5G network rollout.
Three is currently midway through deploying a new 5G radio access network, which has already been implemented across 175 towns and cities in the UK.
“Our new partnership will help Three’s network to continue to provide the standout experience their customers have come to expect,” Carol Wilson, head, communications, media and information services business – Europe and UK, TCS, said.
TCS will manage the configuration of a new next generation mobile network core, and will ensure that it integrates with the 5G radio access network. The IT service company’s responsibilities include configuring the core network for new site deployments, site upgrades, performance management, as well as 3G/4G tuning changes, according to a statement.
“Our decision to partner with TCS was based on this need to deliver at pace whilst being flexible to changing demands. TCS were able to rapidly mobilise and are now embedded in our 5G delivery to support our 5G journey,” Carlo Melis, chief networks officer, Three UK, said.
Three was founded in 2003 and has partnered with TCS for the past 15 years. Its 5G services started rolling out in August 2019.
The company is a part of the CK Hutchison Holdings group of companies which has mobile operations spread across 11 countries. It currently hires about 4,800 employees across the cities of Maidenhead, Glasgow and Reading, including its 311 retail stores.