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Tech Mahindra and TAZZ Networks Team to Accelerate the Creation and Delivery of Next-Generation IP Services

Tech Mahindra and TAZZ Networks Team to Accelerate the Creation and Delivery of Next-Generation IP Services

MUMBAI, India and PROVIDENCE, R.I., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Tech Mahindra, a leading provider of IT Services and Telecom Solutions, and TAZZ Networks, Inc., a leading provider of policy control solutions that assure the quality of IP services, today announced the formation of a partnership designed to help service providers accelerate the creation of next-generation IP services.

The global partnership enhances Tech Mahindra's solution offerings for wireline, wireless and convergent service providers. Tech Mahindra will build a system integration practice around the TAZZ Policy Control System (PCS) developing a standardized set of reusable capabilities and interfaces for the rapid creation and delivery of value-added Service Provider offerings such as IPTV, Video-on-Demand, VoIP and Bandwidth-on-Demand.

"Demand for next-generation service delivery architectures among the world's leading service providers is expanding exponentially", said C.P. Gurnani, President (International Operations) Tech Mahindra Limited. "To capitalize on this demand we are aggressively expanding our expertise and solution capabilities in this space. We are focused on reducing implementation time by creating pre-integrated service delivery solutions, and TAZZ is an important component of this strategy".

Tech Mahindra's extensive experience in building next-generation service delivery architectures for the world's leading service providers will now be enhanced with a tool that enables the creation of reusable, pre-integrated service delivery capabilities. Customers will benefit from faster service activation, improved quality of service through real-time network provisioning and direct control of the service experience. These capabilities will empower consumers to dynamically personalize and activate services in real-time based on location, device and identity.

"We are extremely excited to be partnered with a company that has such extensive reach into the service provider community," said John Owen, vice president of worldwide sales at TAZZ Networks. "By having our product as part of Tech Mahindra's solution partner portfolio, service providers around the world will benefit from a shortened time to market and increased network agility, the two keys to long term success".

About Tech Mahindra (Formerly known as MBT)

Founded in 1988, Tech Mahindra is a leading provider of solutions and services to the telecommunications industry (*Nasscom 2005 -- ranked eight largest Indian IT services company in terms of export revenue). Majority owned by Mahindra & Mahindra, in partnership with BT Plc. With consolidated revenues of US$280.09 million in the year ended March 31, 2006, Tech Mahindra is India's 8th largest software exporter, and serves telecom service providers, equipment manufacturers, software vendors and systems integrators.

Tech Mahindra solutions enable clients to maximize returns on IT investment by achieving fast time to market, reduced total cost of ownership and high customer satisfaction. Tech Mahindra achieves this through its domain and process expertise, distinctive IT skills, research and development, proven innovative delivery models and approach to offshoring.

Assessed at SEI-CMMi Level 5 and PCMM Level 5, Tech Mahindra's track record for value-delivery is supported by over 17,000 personnel who provide a blend of culture, domain expertise and in-depth technology skill-sets. Its development centers are ISO 9001:2000 & BS7799 certified. Tech Mahindra has principal offices in India, the UK, United States, Germany, UAE, Egypt, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan & Australia -- including major development facilities in India and the UK. For more information on Tech Mahindra, please visit http://www.techmahindra.com/

About TAZZ Networks

TAZZ Networks is a leading provider of policy control software that empowers service providers to significantly reduce costs, speed time to delivery and strengthen brand awareness with customers by enabling the quality-assured delivery of broadband services such as IPTV, VoD and VoIP. The TAZZ Policy Control System(TM) is a first of its kind solution designed to unify all service delivery resources in order to create a flexible and agile network that gracefully evolves from legacy to next generation -- IMS and TISPAN -- while accelerating the introduction, delivery and management of revenue-generating IP services. TAZZ solutions position service providers to succeed in the increasingly competitive world of next generation IP services. For more information on TAZZ Networks, please visit http://www.tazznetworks.com/.

TAZZ Networks, Inc.

CONTACT: Richard Cardone of TAZZ Networks, +1-401-709-5112, or
rcardone@tazznetworks.com; or Bibek Chattopadhyay of Tech Mahindra,
+91-98-2015-0538, bibekc@techmahindra.com

Web site: http://www.tazznetworks.com/
http://www.www.techmahindra.com/

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