China to serve as base for MSat global clients
By ENS Economic Bureau - HYDERABAD
12th September 2012 10:39 AM
In a move to de-risk geographic presence, IT services provider Mahindra Satyam (MSat), is refining its China strategy. The company, which forayed into China in 2002, will now use the world’s largest populated country as a base to serve its global customers.
MSat and Tech Mahindra together have global delivery centres in Shanghai and Nanjing. It will also treble workforce to 1,500 by 2015 besides outsourcing work to Japan and forging partnerships with Chinese companies. MSat said the move was a part of its strategic focus on engineering, manufacturing and telecom sectors.
“China will be a critical pillar of our regional and global strategy. The region will increase its revenue contribution from 24 per cent currently in view of the size of Chinese economy and specific opportunities, which we have identified,” said Rohit Gandhi, Senior Vice President - Asia Pacific, India, Middle East and Africa, MSat.
According to Amitava Ghosh, Vice President and Head, North Asia, MSat, Chinese universities are producing a high number of quality engineers each year. “We are impressed by the level of skills, expertise and the willingness to learn- qualities we will build upon as we expand our operations in China,” he said.
There exists a great opportunity to combine the software capabilities of India and manufacturing excellence of China to herald a new chapter in the economic transformation of Asia.
MSat and Tech M have helped global and regional telecom giants such as British Telecom achieve this transformation in front-end customer interface and back-end integration and billing, and are keen to help Chinese telecom companies in this aspect, the company said.
China’s telecom sector has yet to experience the transformation, which unifies fixed-line, mobile and data services into a seamless offering.
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