Bharti Airtel and Tech Mahindra, a leading provider of digital transformation, consulting and business re-engineering services and solutions, today announced a strategic partnership to create and market innovative solutions for India’s digital economy in bringing together their main strengths.
Airtel and Tech Mahindra will co-develop and commercialize 5G use cases in India. Airtel has spearheaded 5G demonstrations and tests in India, while Tech Mahindra has developed world-class 5G applications and platforms. Airtel and Tech Mahindra will set up a joint 5G innovation lab to develop Make in India use cases for Indian and global markets.
The two companies will also bring to market customized enterprise-grade private networks, which will be at the heart of the digital economy. These solutions will focus on combining Airtel’s industry-leading integrated connectivity portfolio of 5G-ready mobile network, fiber, SDWAN and IoT with Tech Mahindra’s proven system integration capabilities. The businesses will initially focus on segments such as automotive, aviation, ports, utilities, chemicals, oil and gas and expand into other industries in the future.
Airtel and Tech Mahindra will also offer secure cloud and Content Delivery Network (CDN) solutions for enterprises. As enterprises rapidly shift to cloud-based platforms as part of their digital transformation journeys, Airtel has built a formidable hybrid cloud portfolio with Airtel Cloud, Airtel IQ (CPaaS) alongside CDN offerings. Additionally, the two companies will explore the possibility of leveraging Tech Mahindra’s technology expertise to support Airtel in cloud engineering, implementing tools for cloud orchestration.
Ganesh Lakshminarayanan, CEO-Enterprise Business, Bharti Airtel said, “Airtel and Tech Mahindra have a shared vision to support the growth of India’s digital ecosystem. We are delighted to partner with Tech Mahindra to bring to market a range of cutting-edge digital solutions for emerging business needs. With proven technology capabilities and deep customer trust enjoyed by both brands, we believe this is a win-win partnership.
Manish Vyas, President, Communications, Media and Entertainment Business, and CEO, Network Services, Tech Mahindra, said, “The 5G ecosystem will unlock immense opportunities for industries across all sectors to improve productivity and improving the customer experience through new era digital platforms and solutions. . We are delighted to partner with Airtel to provide innovative and cutting-edge solutions to enterprise customers. Online with Tech Mahindra’s NXT.NOWJ framework, this collaboration focuses on bringing next-generation services to the Indian market by enabling transformation through network, cloud engineering and customer experience.
As part of NXT.NOWJ framework, which aims to provide a “seamless customer experience”, Tech Mahindra is focused on investing in emerging technologies and solutions that enable digital transformation and meet the ever-changing needs of customers.