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Airtel, Tech Mahindra to co-develop 5G use cases

Airtel, Tech Mahindra to co-develop 5G use cases
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31 Mar, 2022
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Airtel has joined hands with Tech Mahindra to co-develop and market 5G use cases in India. Both the partners will set up a joint 5G innovation lab for developing ‘Make in India’ use cases for the Indian and global markets. These apart, the companies are also planning to bring to market customised Enterprise Grade Private Networks, which they believe will be at the core of the digital economy 

Airtel claims that while it has been spearheading 5G demos and testing in India, Tech Mahindra has developed 5G applications and platforms. 

Ganesh Lakshminarayanan, CEO-Enterprise Business, Bharti Airtel, said, “Airtel and Tech Mahindra have a shared vision of supporting the growth of India’s digital ecosystem. We are delighted to join forces with Tech Mahindra to bring to market a range of cutting-edge digital solutions for the emerging requirements of enterprises. With proven technology capabilities and deep customer trust enjoyed by the two brands, we believe this is a win-win partnership.”   

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Meanwhile, Airtel revealed that these solutions will focus on combining Airtel’s integrated connectivity portfolio of 5G ready mobile network, Fiber, SDWAN, and IoT along with Tech Mahindra’s proven system integration capabilities. The companies would initially focus on segments such as automobiles, aviation, ports, utilities, chemicals, Oil and Gas and expand to other industries going forward, as per the announcement. 

Manish Vyas, President, Communications, Tech Mahindra, maintained, “5G ecosystem will unlock immense opportunities for industries across sectors to improve productivity and enhance customer experience through digitally-powered new-age platforms and solutions. In line with Tech Mahindra’s NXT.NOWTM framework, this collaboration is focused on offering next-generation services to the Indian market by enabling transformation via the network, cloud engineering and customer experience.” 

Furthermore, Airtel and Tech Mahindra will also offer secure Cloud and Content Delivery Network (CDN) solutions to businesses. Both the partners will also explore leveraging Tech Mahindra’s technological expertise to support Airtel in Cloud Engineering, the implementation of tools for Cloud Orchestration.  

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