Bangalore: IBM aims to grab more outsourcing deals from Indian telecoms companies and is in talks with the Indian unit of Vodafone Plc , a senior official said on Friday (13 July).
India is the world’s fastest growing mobile market, adding more than 6 million users a month, and telecoms companies are stepping up investment on technology.
“My feeling is that in the next 18 months, at least two more operators should be settling for outsourcing,” Vivek Gupta, director of communications sector at IBM India and South Asia, told Reuters.
“We would be extremely disappointed if we are not the key player there. From my perspective, I want to grab 100% of the business.”
IBM is in talks with unlisted Hutchison Essar, in which British phone firm Vodafone bought a controlling stake this year, for an outsourcing deal, said Gupta.
He did not give details.