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Italtel and Tech Mahindra sign strategic alliance

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Italtel and Tech Mahindra sign strategic alliance

 The two companies will work together on Information & Communication Technology solutions for next generation networks and services, IP communication solutions and innovative services

Milan, Italy, April 1, 2015 – Italtel, a leading telecommunications company in next generation networks and services and IP communication, has signed a global agreement for commercial cooperation and industrial collaboration with Tech Mahindra, an India-based multinational company specializing in IT services and solutions.

Under the agreement, Italtel is aiming to significantly expand its IT portfolio and improve its catalogue of products and solutions.

Tech Mahindra is looking to enter the Italian market and will leverage Italtel’s market footprint in the region. Tech Mahindra is worth USD3.2 billion and has more than 92,000 employees across 51 countries. This is the first agreement it has made with an Italian company.

The agreement with Tech Mahindra is particularly important for us,” said Italtel’s CEO Stefano Pileri. “From an industrial perspective it allows us to accelerate the development of our portfolio and time to market, both crucial factors in a highly competitive market. For a player like us, with a very strong footprint in the network and infrastructure segments, the agreement is intended to expand our presence in IT, a sector which is gaining more and more relevance in regards to the evolution of networks towards virtualization.

“We also want to expand the boundaries of our market activity to new foreign countries. I am confident that each partner will offer to the other the best of its competences and market expertise in order to meet the common objective of growth.”  

In regards to the Italian market, Italtel and Tech Mahindra will define an IT product portfolio, including, Operation Support Systems (OSS) and Business Support Systems (BSS), to sell to service providers and enterprises. The agreement will allow Italtel to reinforce its market positioning in the IT sector and Tech Mahindra to connect with all Italian telecom operators and major enterprises, expanding its presence in Italy by acting as a system integrator for Italtel’s solutions.

“The partnership with Italtel is absolutely strategic for Tech Mahindra,” said Sandeep Phadke, Head of Continental Europe at Tech Mahindra. “It comprises two parts; faster product engineering and joint go-to-market for some of the largest strategic customers in Italy. The combination of Italtel and Tech Mahindra is unique in the industry because not only does it bring together Telecommunications and IT, but also a deep understanding of the Italian market.”

At an international level, Italtel will use Tech Mahindra’s global coverage to expand the geographical boundaries of its market activities and increase sales of proprietary products and professional services, particularly in the Europe, APAC and MEA regions.

>From an industrial perspective, Tech Mahindra’s assets and technological capabilities will help improve Italtel products and solutions in terms of features and time to market. Under the agreement, about 40 Italtel employees have been engaged by Tech Mahindra to further expand its presence in the Italian market.

The agreement, which sees the cooperation of two partners operating in telecommunications and IT, positively represents the ongoing convergence of technologies in the communications market.

About Tech Mahindra
Tech Mahindra represents the connected world, offering innovative and customer-centric information technology services and solutions that enable Enterprises, Associates and the Society to Rise™. We are a USD 3.1 billion company with 92,729 professionals across 51 countries, providing services to 632 global customers including Fortune 500 companies. Our Consulting, Enterprise and Telecom solutions, platforms and reusable assets connect across a number of technologies to deliver tangible business value to all our stakeholders.
We are part of the USD 16.5 billion Mahindra Group that employs more than 180,000 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.

About Italtel
Italtel designs, develops, implements solutions for NGN and NGS; Professional Services dedicated to the design and maintenance of networks; IT System Integration Services; Network Integration and migration activities. Italtel counts among its customers more than 40 of the world’s top TLC Operators and SPs. In Italy Italtel is also reference partner of Enterprises and Public Sector for the deployment of IP Next-Generation Networks and for the development of multimedia convergent services for their customers. Italtel is present in many countries including France, UK, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Poland, United Arab Emirates, Argentina, Brazil.www.italtel.com.

Contact details:
Laura Borlenghi Tel.: +39 02 4388 5275; Mobile: +39 335 769 4240; E-mail: laura.borlenghi@italtel.com
Tiziana Rognoni Tel.: +39 02 4388 5255 Mobile: +39 340 3325 553; E-mail: tiziana.rognoni@italtel.com

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