KPN has announced a partnership with Indian consulting firm Tech Mahindra that it hopes will save it at least €200 million over the next five years.
The Dutch operator said in a statement that it was looking to improve the efficiency and effectiveness in its IT environment and operational processes, starting with its NetCo business.
Further, the two companies hope to jointly address strategic growth areas and increase revenues by combining capabilities and portfolios to create new joint offerings.
“We see natural synergies between our two organisations which we believe are critical to build a lasting partnership,” said Erik Hoving, KPN’s chief strategy, innovation and technology officer.
The company is undergoing a tough time.
The turmoil has led to Mexican operator América Móvil taking an significant minority stake in KPN – something CEO Eelco Blok unsuccessfully tried to resist.
HOwever, Tech Mahindra managing director CP Gurnani said KPN’s current accelerated investment strategy provided his company with “significant opportunities” to use its transformation solutions.
“Furthermore, we envisage a mutually beneficial partnership that aligns well with ours and KPN’s growth objectives over a longer term period,” he said.
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