MENLO PARK, Calif., April, 2, 2019 – Today the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) announced that Tech Mahindra, a leading provider of digital transformation, consulting and business re-engineering services and solutions, has joined the ONF as a partner member (the highest level of membership). Their expertise ranges from Telecom & IT Consulting, to BSS /OSS, to Network Technology Solutions & Services, to Design & Engineering, Next Generation SDN Networks, and Mobility Solutions.
Tech Mahindra’s ONF involvement dovetails with the recently introduced operators’ strategic plan to drive open source into production. Operators, including AT&T, China Unicom, China Telecom, Comcast, Deutsche Telekom, Google, NTT, Telefonica, and Turk Telekom are collaborating with vendors who can provide all the components and skills necessary to help them build next-generation network infrastructure.
Tech Mahindra enhances ONF supplier partnership with its unique array of services that offer in depth programming.
“Tech Mahindra is a globally recognized innovator in both telecom and enterprise technologies and brings with it a wealth of programming, network optimization and carrier-focused network design expertise areas that fit tightly with the mission of the ONF to deliver next generation SDN,” said Guru Parulkar, executive director for the Open Networking Foundation.
“The ONF’s growing ecosystem of members is a testament to the industry momentum around disaggregating and virtualizing the network,” said Andre Fuetsch, President and Chair of the ONF Board, and Chief Technology Officer and President, AT&T Labs. “Tech Mahindra’s deep history and experience in this space is greatly welcomed, and will only help to accelerate this drive to open networks.”
“Tech Mahindra, as part of its TechMNxt charter, is betting big on Network of the Future, including 5G, to unlock new connected experience for different industry verticals. Open innovation is going to play a strategic role in shaping the Network of the Future and 5G. Our collaboration with ONF is a key step towards scaling open innovation and to enable communication service providers (CSPs) to curate, deploy and manage Network of the Future,” said Manish Vyas, President CME and CEO Network Services, Tech Mahindra.
About Tech Mahindra
Tech Mahindra represents the connected world, offering innovative and customer-centric information technology experiences, enabling Enterprises, Associates and the Society to Rise™. We are a USD 4.9 billion company with 121,840+ professionals across 90 countries, helping over 935 global customers including Fortune 500 companies. Our convergent, digital, design experiences, innovation platforms and reusable assets connect across a number of technologies to deliver tangible business value and experiences to our stakeholders. Tech Mahindra is the highest ranked Non-U.S. company in the Forbes Global Digital 100 list (2018) and in the Forbes Fab 50 companies in Asia (2018).
We are part of the USD 21 billion Mahindra Group that employs more than 200,000 people in over 100 countries. The Group operates in the key industries that drive economic growth, enjoying a leadership position in tractors, utility vehicles, after-market, information technology and vacation ownership.
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About the Open Networking Foundation:
The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) is an operator led consortium spearheading disruptive network transformation. Now the recognized leader for open source solutions for operators, the ONF first launched in 2011 as the standard bearer for Software Defined Networking (SDN). Led by its operator partners AT&T, China Unicom, Comcast, Deutsche Telekom, Google, NTT Group and Turk Telekom, the ONF is driving vast transformation across the operator space. For further information visit http://www.opennetworking.org
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