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ONF Welcomes Tech Mahindra as New Partner Member


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

Media
Contact:

Greg Cross

PR for the ONF

greg@opennetworking.org

Tuhina
Pandey. 
Global Corporate Communications, Tech
Mahindra

Email: media.relations@techmahindra.com; Tuhina.Pandey@TechMahindra.com