The collaboration is expected to enable telecom operators to develop 5G core use cases and meet growing customers’ technological requirements including augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), edge computing, and the Internet of Things (IoT)
Indian IT services company Tech Mahindra has entered into a partnership with Microsoft for bringing cloud-enabled 5G core network modernisation to telecom operators worldwide.
The collaboration is expected to enable telecom operators to build 5G core use cases and meet customers’ increasing technological requirements including augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), edge computing, and the Internet of Things (IoT).
Besides, the partnership is anticipated to help telecom operators to modernise, streamline, and secure business operations as well as develop green networks at lower costs and a quicker time to market.
As a part of the partnership, Tech Mahindra will provide telecom operators its talent expertise, comprehensive solutions, and managed services through offerings such as artificial intelligence (AI) for IT operations (AIOps) and Network Cloudification as a Service for their 5G Core networks.
The AIOps, which drive modernisation of network core systems and operations, is expected to allow operators to deploy and manage their 5G Core networks.
Furthermore, it is expected to assist operators in integrating big data and machine learning (ML) to automate network operations processes for allowing self-serving network operations.
The network operations processes include event correlation and anomaly detection, predicting fault and performance issues.
Tech Mahindra managing director and CEO CP Gurnani said: “Our collaboration with Microsoft will further strengthen our service portfolio by combining our deep expertise across the telecom industry with Microsoft Cloud.
“Further to this collaboration, Tech Mahindra and Microsoft will work together to help telecom operators simplify and transform their operations in order to build green and secure networks by leveraging the power of cloud technologies.”
The IT services company is expected to utilise Microsoft cloud for its iSustain sustainability solution to help operators measure and track key performance indicators (KPI) in environmental, social, and corporate governance aspects.
Tech Mahindra will also leverage SenTindra, a cloud-based virtual security operations centre developed on Microsoft Sentinel, to improve the security posture of the networks and operations of operators.
Microsoft India president Anant said: “Harnessing the power of Microsoft Azure, telecom operators can provide more flexibility and scalability, save infrastructure cost, use AI to automate operations, and differentiate their customer offerings.
“The collaboration between Tech Mahindra and Microsoft will help our customers build green and secured networks with seamless experiences across the Microsoft cloud and the operator’s network.”