Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Tech Mahindra Enters into Strategic Internet Protocol TV (IPTV) Global Alliance

Tech Mahindra, India's sixth largest software exporter and largest solution provider focused on global telecom industry, has entered into a strategic global alliance with Microsoft Corp. to address its System Integration (SI) requirements for deployments of the award-winning Microsoft Mediaroom Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) and multi-media software platform. Through the alliance, Tech Mahindra's solution will provide deployment and integration services for new and existing Microsoft Mediaroom broadband service provider customers to deploy IPTV services, which are expected to gain momentum in the coming years.

The alliance will further empower Tech Mahindra in its quest to implement best-performing IPTV solutions and support cutting-edge technologies in interactive digital television. It will also help Tech Mahindra strengthen its IPTV SI capabilities and give both companies an opportunity to expand into new markets.

The alliance, which builds on Tech Mahindra's leadership in integrating end-to-end multimedia solutions and Microsoft's proven success in bringing connected TV ser-vices to market, will give service providers another way to accelerate and differenti-ate their TV offerings. Microsoft Mediaroom, which enables broadband service pro-viders to deliver new connected TV and entertainment experiences to consumers, is already being deployed or trialed by over 20 service providers worldwide.

According to Mr. CP Gurnani, President Tech Mahindra: "Tech Mahindra through its sustained investments in R&D, has developed strong IPTV capabilities across several areas that include: system integration capabilities, product engineering, infrastruc-ture deployment and specific BSS/OSS capabilities. Tech Mahindra is engaged with a number of incumbent and emerging service providers in the IPTV domain and Triple Play around the world. We are very excited about this alliance with Microsoft as the relationship presents a tremendous opportunity for both organizations to strengthen our leadership positions in IPTV "

"We are committed to teaming with best-in-class technology partners to deliver the best connected TV services using Microsoft Mediaroom," said Joe Seidel, director of global partner ecosystems for Microsoft Mediaroom. "Tech Mahindra was a natural choice for us given its experience in digital video solutions and services. Adoption of our platform continues to accelerate, and we are excited the company is joining our ecosystem at this crucial inflection point."

About Tech Mahindra:

Tech Mahindra is a leading provider of solutions and services to the telecommunications industry, majority stake owned by Mahindra & Mahindra, in partnership with BT Plc. With total revenues of USD 943 million in the year ended March 31, 2008, Tech Mahindra is India's 6th largest software exporter, and 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. Tech Mahindra achieves this through its domain and process expertise, distinctive IT skills, research and development, proven innovative delivery models and approach to off shoring. Assessed at SEI-CMMi Level 5 and PCMM Level 5, Tech Mahindra's track record for value-delivery is supported by over 23,000 professionals 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 prin-cipal offices in the UK, United States, Germany, UAE, Egypt, Singapore, India, Thai-land, Malaysia and Indonesia.

For more information visit: www.techmahindra.com

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