Bharti Airtel (Airtel), India’s leading communications solutions provider, has entered into a strategic partnership with Tech Mahindra, a leading provider of digital transformation, consulting and business re-engineering services and solutions, to create and market solutions innovative solutions for the country’s digital economy by bringing together their main assets.
Under the agreement, Airtel and Tech Mahindra will jointly develop innovative enterprise-grade digital solutions across 5G, private networks, cloud and Content Delivery Network (CDN).
Airtel has spearheaded 5G demonstrations and tests across the country while Tech Mahindra has developed world-class 5G applications and platforms. The duo 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, and oil & gas and expand into other industries in the future.
Airtel and Tech Mahindra will also offer secure cloud and CDN solutions for businesses. 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 and implementation of cloud orchestration tools.
Airtel (Enterprise Business) CEO Ganesh Lakshminarayanan said, “We are delighted to partner with Tech Mahindra to bring to market a range of cutting-edge digital solutions for emerging business needs. We have a common vision to support India’s growth. digital ecosystem.”
“With proven technology capabilities and deep customer trust enjoyed by both brands, we believe this is a win-win partnership,” he noted.
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.”
“In line with Tech Mahindra’s NXT.NOWTM framework, this collaboration focuses on delivering next-generation services to the Indian market by enabling transformation through network, cloud engineering and customer experience,” Vyas added..-
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