Tech Mahindra, Rakuten to set up 5G labs in Tokyo, Bengaluru

The announcement comes on the sidelines of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Japan and meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to further strengthen Indo-Japan business ties.

Tech Mahindra, Rakuten to set up 5G labs in Tokyo, Bengaluru
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Bengaluru/New Delhi:  IT services firm Tech Mahindra on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Japanese electronic company Rakuten for building next-generation (4G and 5G) software-defined network laboratories in Bengaluru and Tokyo.

The announcement comes on the sidelines of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Japan and meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to further strengthen Indo-Japan business ties.

The labs in Tokyo and Bengaluru will focus on fostering innovation in the telecom space, the company said. Tech Mahindra will also provide network integration capabilities to add value to the lab operations.

“With this collaboration, Rakuten and Tech Mahindra aim to build a world-class 5G ready network lab which will be one of its kind in the industry,” a company statement said.

“5G has the capability to unlock unprecedented opportunities in every industry vertical and domain. Our collaboration with Rakuten will help us further drive innovation in the 5G space, and enable us to enhance customer experience and lead the transformation in mobile network technology from the forefront,” CP Gurnani, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Tech Mahindra said.

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