Tech Mahindra Launches Interoperability Test (IOT) Lab Services for Next Generation Networks (NGN)

The company sets up an IOT lab in Bangalore, India to support TEMs, TSPs & ISVs for voice & video domains

August 11, 2009

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BANGALORE, India, August 11/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
Tech Mahindra, a global systems integrator & technology solutions provider to the telecom industry today announced the launch of an IOT Lab to offer Test Services to Telecom Service Providers (TSPs), Telecom Equipment Manufacturers (TEMs) and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs).

The state-of-the-art Lab, established at Tech Mahindra's facilities in Bangalore, will host a variety of network infrastructure elements sourced from multiple vendors enabling it to execute IOT Programs focused towards multiple technology areas. The span of technologies include Class4/Class5 migration, Fixed mobile convergence, IMS, 3G/4G Wireless & PacketCable/DocSIS.

The availability of multiple equipments from various vendors will enable TEM's to interoperate their products at a short notice without having to make the necessary capital investments. This initiative of Tech Mahindra is the first-of-its-kind in India.

Tech Mahindra, with its strong credibility in Technology & Processes has a decade of proven experience in hosting labs of similar scale & size for Tier-1 TEMs. This coupled with easy access to equipments & Test Services makes it an exciting proposition for Vendors in the Telecom eco-system. The Testing services employ state-of-the-art automation practices and include complete documentation and reporting of results.

As the first IOT lab customer, Tech Mahindra has signed a contract with Sonus Networks to deliver IOT programs for Sonus Networks' Class 4 and Class 5 Softswitch & IMS based products.On the occasion of the lab inauguration, L Ravichandran, Executive Vice President & COO, Tech Mahindra said, "We have been continuously evolving & broadening our R&D Offerings for TEMs & TSPs in an effort to increase the Technology & business value delivered. The IOT Lab offering is one such initiative which strengthens Tech Mahindra's leading position in delivering superior services and solutions to our customers."

"The access services market is evolving and equipment vendors in the industry need to collaborate to support interoperability between their products for simpler, more cost effective deployments. The Tech Mahindra IOT lab has the resources and expertise to offer a high quality, effective product testing process designed to help us to get our customers networks into service more rapidly," commented Shailin Sehgal, Vice President of Product Management & Marketing, Sonus Networks.

Further on, Tech Mahindra has a roadmap to extend the lab capabilities across NGN elements to expand the scope of offerings to its customers.
About Tech Mahindra
Tech Mahindra, country's 5th largest software exporter, is a leading provider of solutions and services to the telecommunications industry, majority stake owned by Mahindra & Mahindra Limited, in partnership with British Telecommunications plc. With total revenues of Rs 4464.7 crores in the year ended March 31, 2009, Tech Mahindra serves telecom service providers, equipment manufacturers, software vendors and systems integrators. Tech Mahindra solutions enable clients to maximize returns on IT investment by achieving fast time to market, reduced total cost of ownership and high customer satisfaction.

The Company acquired 31% stake in Satyam Computer Services Ltd, since rebranded Mahindra Satyam, through a preferential allotment in April 2009. Pursuant to an open offer and further preferential allotment, Tech Mahindra now holds 42.70% shares in Mahindra Satyam through its subsidiary Venturbay Consultants Private Limited.

Assessed at SEI-CMMi Level 5 and PCMM Level 5, Tech Mahindra's track record for value-delivery is supported by 25000 professionals worldwide who provide a unique blend of culture, domain expertise and in-depth technology skill-sets. Its development centres are ISO 9001:2000 & BS7799 certified. Tech Mahindra has principal offices in the UK, United States, Germany, UAE, Egypt, Singapore, India, Thailand, Taiwan, Malaysia, Philippines, Canada & Australia. 

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