NTT and Telecommunication Consultants of India Ltd (TCIL) has teamed up to work in the areas of 5G technology, Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence, and submarine cable systems.
This is a two-year-long extendable deal with NTT Advanced Technologies and it will enable both companies to co-provide services in the telecom, networking, information, and related applications to their customers.
“The parties agree to cooperate, discuss, conduct workshops, and transfer knowledge on a non-exclusive basis in order to explore the evolution of services such as smart cities, Cybersecurity, 5G, AI, Internet of Things (IoT), skill development, test labs and submarine cable,” as per the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two companies.
With this partnership, TCIL would be able to leverage Tokyo-based NTT’s system integration, networking and product management expertise within the country and other overseas initiatives through local partner Virgo Corporation.
TCIL Chairman Sanjeev Kumar said NTT will act as a technology provider for upcoming next generation (5G) networks, and will also boost AI-based applications, blockchain and digital healthcare services.
“The partnership between both the companies may also provide a remote possibility of bidding for Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited’s (BSNL) fourth-generation or 4G deployment with 5G-upgradable equipment as one of the conditions,” said TCIL Chairman Sanjeev Kumar.
The partnership with the Japanese company – NTT, according to the top official, would also provide a competitive edge following a sharp cut independence on Chinese products and underdeveloped locally-manufactured equipment.