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Infosys' unique technology and consulting capabilities are well-suited to help operators adopt and deploy open source solutions in their next-gen broadband and mobile networks

MENLO PARK, Calif., Dec. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --  Today the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) announced Infosys, a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting, as its newest supply chain partner.

Having more than three decades of experience in telecom integration, Infosys brings a unique depth of expertise into the ONF's developing supplier ecosystem. Infosys' ONF involvement dovetails with the recently introduced operators' strategic plan to drive open source into production.

Operators, including AT&T, China Unicom, China Telecom, Comcast, Deutsche Telekom, Google, NTT, Telefonica, and Turk Telekom are collaborating with vendors who can provide all the components and skills necessary to help them build next-generation network infrastructure.   Infosys now augments the entire ONF supplier partnership with its unique propositions around Telco System Integration, Product Engineering Capabilities, Automation and DevOPS expertise.

"We are pleased to join the ONF as a partner and believe that Infosys has a unique role to play in helping communication and telecom operators assemble, deploy and operate next-generation networks based on open source," said Nitesh Bansal, Senior Vice President  and Global Head Engineering Services  at Infosys. "Infosys will provide exclusive access to home grown tools, solutions and accelerators that leverage AI/ML and Automation capabilities in areas such as Network Deployment and Assurance among others, which will equip the ONF partner ecosystem to build and operate their assets better."

"Throughout 2018, the ONF has been complementing the supplier ecosystem with participants that are enthusiastic about open source and white box solutions.  Infosys' commitment to the ONF is another excellent example of this, and we are excited to have them join as a Partner. Their role as a global integrator will help operators tackle the challenges of deploying next-generation networks," said Dr. Robert Howald, ONF board member and vice president of network architecture for Comcast.

"Infosys makes a tremendous addition as a new partner for the ONF," said Guru Parulkar, executive director for the ONF.   "Our goal is to catalyze transformation of operators' networks and the development of an ecosystem that can support operators as they adopt next-generation solutions.   To this end, we are bringing together a community of select service providers, vendors and integrators to build solutions based on open source platforms.   These new open source based solutions offer advanced capabilities, much greater cost efficiency, and most importantly give operators control of their networks and the ability to rapidly innovate and compete in the global market.   Infosys has unique technology and consulting capabilities that can help operators on this journey."

About Infosys
Infosys is a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting. We enable clients in 45 countries to navigate their digital transformation. With over three decades of experience in managing the systems and workings of global enterprises, we expertly steer our clients through their digital journey. We do it by enabling the enterprise with an AI-powered core that helps prioritize the execution of change. We also empower the business with agile digital at scale to deliver unprecedented levels of performance and customer delight. Our always-on learning agenda drives their continuous improvement through building and transferring digital skills, expertise, and ideas from our innovation ecosystem.

Visit www.infosys.com to see how Infosys (NYSE: INFY) can help your enterprise navigate your next.

About the Open Networking Foundation:
The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) is an operator led consortium spearheading disruptive network transformation. Now the recognized leader for open source solutions for operators, the ONF first launched in 2011 as the standard bearer for Software Defined Networking (SDN). Led by its operator partners AT&T, China Unicom, Comcast, Deutsche Telekom, Google, NTT Group and Turk Telekom, the ONF is driving vast transformation across the operator space. For further information visit http://www.opennetworking.org

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