WIN Partners with Tech Mahindra

WINplc, which provides interactive mobile information and entertainment services, has agreed a strategic alliance with global systems integration and business transformation company, Tech Mahindra.
Under the terms of the initial agreement, Tech Mahindra will work with WIN to develop the companys next-generation mobile platform. As a first step in a broader strategic alliance, the two companies will also look to develop joint go-to-market strategies in key territories, notably the Asian market, where Tech Mahindras is well established.
The new platform that Tech Mahindra will develop for WIN will provide increased functionality, new payments solutions and faster throughput of transactions across a broad range of media services. It will also build on the investments WIN has made in the last two years in web- and WAP-based services and portals, video streaming, audio, entertainment content and online storefront management tools.
This is an exciting investment in the future by WIN, says WIN CEO Graham Rivers. The initial project with Tech Mahindra will extend WINs market leadership by providing improved service set-up and monitoring capabilities, enhanced transaction reporting and analysis, with significant improvements in capacity and throughput to support even more media and feature rich services. We plan to migrate all our existing customers across to the new platform in the next 12 months, and at the same time embark on a programme with Tech Mahindra to take our extended capability to a wider audience.
As part of the broader agreement, WIN will have access to Tech Mahindras applications and outsourcing service, including development resources for large scale projects. WIN says this will enable it to focus its own development team on core product and service enhancement.