Tech Mahindra brings AT&T to cloud

Tech Mahindra and AT&T are expanding their partnership to accelerate AT&T’s IT network application, shared systems modernisation and movement to the cloud.

Tech Mahindra will assume management of many of the applications which support AT&T’s network and shared systems.

Through a multi-year agreement, AT&T will be enabled to focus on core objectives, including having the most advanced software defined 5G network, and migrate the majority of its non-network workloads to the public cloud by 2024.

This comprehensive program will help drive sustainable operational improvement across the network and software development domains.

“Our agreement with Tech Mahindra includes optimising our core operations and modernising our internal network applications to accelerate innovation as we march forward to our goal of a nationwide 5G network by the first half of 2020,” said Jon Summers, CIO of AT&T Communications.

CP Gurnani, managing director and CEO of Tech Mahindra, said the transformation roadmap also aims to optimise AT&T’s IT application footprint by aggregating functionalities, while optimising business processes, costs, efficiencies and overall quality.

“Our aim is to significantly boost AT&T’s 5G time-to-market and simultaneously reduce their cost of ownership by automating aspects of their network lifecycle,” said Manish Vyas, Tech Mahindra president of communications, media and entertainment business and the CEO for network.