Telco giant Airtel and Tata Group’s IT arm TCS entered into a partnership for implementation of 5G solutions. The move is expected to help the latter strengthen its capability and scale and the former reduce the cost of the deployment, according to analysts.
Peter Bendor-Samuel, CEO, Everest Group, said, “These partnership rarely mean very much and are mostly a signaling vehicle to show that the parties are committed to 5G. That is not to say that TCS will not capture some revenue from this but in the end Airtel will work with other vendors and TCS will work with other 5G networks. So the partnership is good publicity but is unlikely to contribute significantly to either party’s market success.”