Tech M to help KPN save EUR 200 Mn

Royal KPN N.V. (“KPN”) and Tech Mahindra announced the start of an international partnership in order to further improve KPN’s efficiency and effectiveness in its IT environment and operational processes and to jointly address strategic growth areas.

KPN and Tech Mahindra have signed a five-year contract for development and support of over 150 applications in the operational IT systems of KPN NetCo segment. As a second step, KPN and Tech Mahindra will thoroughly explore and determine future projects in the newly set up partnership.

“KPN is a leading player in The Netherlands and is in the midst of its accelerated investment strategy which gives Tech Mahindra significant opportunities to use its transformation solutions,” said CP Gurnani, Managing Director, Tech Mahindra.

KPN expects to make savings of at least EUR 200 million over a 5-year period with the partnership.
“In addition to the technological leadership and innovation that Tech Mahindra has in the Telecom industry, we see natural synergies between our two organizations which we believe are critical to build a lasting partnership,” said KPN Chief Strategy, Innovation & Technology Officer, Erik Hoving.

As part of its ‘Strengthen, Simplify and Grow’ strategy for the period 2011 – 2015 KPN has set out a clear ambition on cost leadership and acceleration of its FTE reduction program. This new partnership helps to realize both ambitions.

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