Indian ICT, business consulting and outsourcing company Tech Mahindra has entered a collaboration with US-based smartphone and tablet manufacture Orbic to produce a range of 5G devices for global markets.
Under the agreement, announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the companies will jointly develop a 5G device portfolio that will include a smartphone, tablet, hotspot and home router.
The devices will be jointly created and designed in India and the US, and will be launched in the US and other global markets in 2020.
Tech Mahindra global head of engineering for IoT and enterprise mobility Karthikeyan Natarajan said the collaboration is being pursued as part of the company's TechMNxt digital transformation program.
“Our collaboration with Orbic is a significant stepping stone to the 5G world as we develop a cutting edge 5G devices portfolio together. This will be first of its kind 5G device portfolio in the marketplace,” he said.
“AT MWC Barcelona, we are excited to enter the 5G Race in partnership with a powerhouse like Tech Mahindra and feel proud for Orbic to introduce India's first 5G devices to the global markets,” added Orbic CEO Mike Narula.