New Delhi: Telecom operator Vodafone Idea Ltd (VIL) on Tuesday said in a statement that it had selected IBM for deployment and management of its ‘big data’ platform.
The joint release also added the move means to key business and technology benefits such as “significant cost reduction” and streamlining operational complexity, as Vodafone Idea chases new revenue streams and opportunities backed by a future-ready network to leverage the transformational power of 5G going forward.
Vishant Vora, the Chief Technology Officer of VIL stated “The power of data will help transform our cloud and Artificial Intelligence journey in the future.”
IBM is leading the end-to-end implementation and management of the ‘big data’ platform, as VIL’s strategic technology partner.
Apart from helping in enhancing network security, IBM is also responsible for program management, consulting, system integration, infrastructure services, application operations and maintenance support, the release noted.
“The result of this collaboration is a modernized and future-ready data platform which is helping Vodafone Idea get daily actionable insights, with its strategic and operational level decisions very effectively,” reported from Sandip Patel, Managing Director, IBM India/South Asia.
The implementation builds on IBM’s existing work to advance VIL’s hybrid cloud transformation using open technologies. This includes a pact earlier this year to deliver its Open Universal Cloud with IBM and Red Hat to accelerate network and IT modernization.
According to the release by partnering on this implementation, IBM is helping VIL transform the way data is optimized and delivered to partners, employees and internal systems.