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Tech Mahindra to set up 5G Center of Excellence

By Swati Deshpande,

Added 12 September 2018

Partners with Intel to accelerate 5G network rollout

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Tech Mahindra Ltd. plans to set up a 5G Center of Excellence (CoE) powered by Intel technology in Redmond, Washington and Bengaluru. The CoE is targeted to help Communication Service Providers (CoSPs) optimize their Capital Expenditure (CapEx) on 5G migrations and rollout and accelerate new revenue-generating services that will lead the transformation journey.

The CoEs will be setup at Tech Mahindra’s Intel-enabled VNF-Xchange Labs, and will focus on developing 5G virtualized radio access network (vRAN) solutions. The Tech Mahindra VNF-Xchange will deliver Network Function Virtualization Infrastructure (NFVI) pre-integration and optimization on Intel® architecture-based solutions leveraging open standards and open source, and simplification of VNF onboarding by CoSPs.

5G networks will need data-service centric platforms to not only enhance connectivity but also empower industry stakeholders to use data for better decision making. 5G will require a change in the network’s anatomy to enable CoSPs to offer a wide range of digital service and SDN/NFV is the foundation to accomplish this. The work in this CoE will provide for new support and acceleration of emerging technologies to be integrated into the new architectures, but more importantly develop new social and industry relevant use cases.

Manish Vyas, President, Communications, Media & Entertainment Business, and the CEO, Network Services, said, “We continue to build on our strategic partnership with Intel, collaborating to develop and co-create 5G solutions. 5G as an innovation platform will unlock unprecedented opportunities in every industry vertical. With over 926 global customers including Fortune 500 companies across diverse industry verticals like Healthcare, Manufacturing, Banking, Automotive, Energy and more, we are poised to unlock new experiences for these industry verticals with 5G and simultaneously drive growth for CoSPs.”

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