VodafoneIn has a new ally in IBM for a whopping $1 bn deal

Vodafone, one of India’s top telecom operators, is now in talks with the software major IBM for the renewal of a $1 billion outsourcing contract that will expire in June next year.

The mobile network operator outsources services like management of application development and the network services in the IT sector. IBM, which is trying to retain the deal, is also planning to sell its data analytics solutions to Vodafone, as published in an Economic Times report, adding that companies like Wipro, TCS, Infosys and Tech Mahindra are also under consideration for the deal.

Sanchit Vir Gogia, chief analyst & CEO at Greyhound Research, said, “Bharti Airtel is leveraging these newer delivery models to better manage cost and time spent on servicing existing infrastructure and applications. Telcos globally are exploring, so should Vodafone.”

Source: Business Insider

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