British mobile network operator (MNO) Three UK has selected Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) to help it configure its mobile network for the ongoing rollout of 5G services. In a press release regarding the matter TCS noted that, as the MNO’s partner, it will manage the configuration of a new core next generation mobile network, and ensure it integrates correctly with the 5G radio access network. This work will include configuring the core network for new site deployments, site upgrades, performance management, and 3G and 4G tuning changes. Meanwhile, TCS confirmed it will also provide 24/7 support across the network for configuration corrections and ad-hoc site testing.
Commenting on the development, Three UK’s chief network officer Carlo Melis said: ‘Three UK’s 5G rollout is underpinned by our agility in bringing services to market. Our decision to partner with TCS was based on this need to deliver at pace whilst being flexible to changing demands. TCS were able to rapidly mobilise and are now embedded in our 5G delivery to support our 5G journey.’