Tata, Zeetta Networks sign 5G and network slicing pact

Tata, Zeetta Networks sign 5G and network slicing pact

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Tata Communications Transformation Services (TCTS) has announced a global partnership agreement with Zeetta Networks to facilitate early adoption of technologies like 5G and network slicing.

The partnership will drive early adoption of new user-centric networks using cross-layer network slicing and splicing. TCTS will install, maintain and support Zeetta Networks’ NetOS in telco and enterprise networks to enable use cases, such as: factory-as-a-service, smart cities, smart venues, connected cars, gaming and security.

“We are happy to partner with Zeetta Networks at this important juncture as the telecom industry goes through digital transformation to drive more customised and differentiated service offerings,” said Madhusudhan Mysore, executive chairman and CEO of Tata Communications Transformation Services, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of global digital infrastructure provider Tata Communications.

“Our partnership with Zeetta Networks for network slicing will allow operators to build networks on demand & slice the networks based on specific requirements of autonomous cars, AR/VR & other use cases. While the service providers get ready for 5G networks, we have demonstrated slicing-as-a-service – which is ready now on 4G/Wifi networks with experiential use cases of smart stadiums and pop up networks.”

TCTS will also provide system integration services for Zeetta Networks' multi-tenant, multi-technology software platform. As part of the agreement, TCTS will be a key go-to-market partner for Zeetta Networks to target new markets and grow the business by leveraging TCTS strong presence in the telecom service provider market.

Harkirit Singh, global head of solutions at TCTS, said: “Network slicing will transform the way networks are consumed by humans and machines. Our partnership will enable service providers to launch new use cases and business models in high growth enterprise markets through differentiated connectivity-as-a- service enabling new revenues and lower total cost of ownership.”

Mumbai-headquartered TCTS has a decade of experience in transforming, simplifying and managing global networks. It will offer Zeetta Networks an edge in terms of market awareness, product knowledge, best practices, and multi-vendor domain skills that can enable Zeetta Networks to deliver real world success and value to customers.

With extensive global experience, Zeetta Networks has developed patented technologies that enable network owners the flexibility and freedom to manage their services – and budgets – more effectively. This not only supports and extends the Open Networking philosophy beyond data centres to core and access networks, but also towards a future where the whole ‘end-to-end’ network is as agile as it needs to be. With such expertise, Zeetta Networks is a natural partner of choice for TCTS in their ambition to drive the technologies of the future for its customers globally.

Vassilis Seferidis, CEO of Zeetta Networks, added: “We are delighted to announce our partnership with TCTS, a major transformation, managed services and solutions provider to the telecommunications industry with long-established relationships with industry leaders. This partnership will enable us to expand rapidly into new markets, and explore business opportunities of mutual interest at a global scale. We launched our collaboration at MWC 2019, where we unveiled our latest product, NetOS Rapide, that has made available immediately to TCTS and their partners.”