Tech Mahindra announced the setting up of a 5G Center of Excellence (CoE) powered by Intel technology in Redmond, Washington and Bengaluru. The CoEs will be set up 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, said the company.
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.”
Caroline Chan, vice president and general manager, 5G infrastructure division, Data Center Group, Intel, said, “We share a common vision with Tech Mahindra of enabling service providers around the world to accelerate the deployment of their 5G networks and roll out new services that are beneficial to our society. By utilizing flexible platforms based on Intel architecture and technologies, Tech Mahindra is helping reduce the time to market for CoSPs and offering a broad choice of agile solutions for the 5G future.”