Three UK ropes in TCS to facilitate the deployment of its 5G services

Indian multinational IT services and consulting giant- Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has recently announced that it has been selected by British telecom company- Three UK, to assist the latter to configure its network for the company’s ongoing deployment of 5G technology.

Notably, Three UK is currently working on the implementation of a 5G radio access network, that is already available in nearly 175 cities and towns across the UK.

As per the deal, TCS is required to monitor the configuration of a new core next-gen mobile network and ensure that it integrates successfully with the 5G solutions. This will comprise of configuring the network for the new site deployments, performance management, site upgrades, as well as 3G and 4G tuning changes.

Elaborating further on similar lines, the IT services company will work to accelerate the configuration checking and reduce the incidences of manual errors, ascertaining correct initial network configuration. TCS is also offering 24×7 support services across the network for corrections and ad-hoc site trials. All these will help Three UK to deliver faster, reliable, and secure 5G services to its users.

As per a statement by Carlo Melis, Chief Network Officer, Three UK, the company’s decision to partner with TCS comes after the need to deliver 5G technology to its wide customer base at a flexible pace and with negligible errors.

According to Carol Wilson, Head of Communications, Media and Information Services Business- Europe and UK, Tata Consultancy Services, their company is focusing on extending advanced services to the mobile network giant and work towards meeting its demands satisfactorily.

Seemingly, for the past 15 years, TCS has closely been working with Three UK to provide various services. Three UK was the nation’s first 3G only network and has more than 9.5 million customers across the UK.

Following the news, the share of TCS as reported on January 18, 2021, witnessed an increase of 0.24% or Rs. 7.65 to Rs. 3,241 as compared to Rs. 3,233.35 on the previous session close.  

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