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Press Release -- February 5th, 2015

Tech Mahindra Joins GENBAND Kandy’s Partner Ecosystem to Deliver Real Time Communications through Award-Winning Platform

Sets up center-of-excellence dedicated to leveraging Kandy’s one-of-a-kind real time communications Platform-as-a-Service

San Francisco, CA, February 4, 2015 – GENBAND, a leading developer of real time communications software solutions, today announced that Tech Mahindra, a global leader in digital transformation, consulting and business re-engineering solutions has joined the GENBAND Kandy Partner Ecosystem.  The alliance with Kandy enables Tech Mahindra to quickly deliver innovative, real time communications capabilities for enterprises and service providers around the world. Tech Mahindra is creating a center-of-excellence dedicated to leveraging the entire Kandy communications Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS).

“We teamed with GENBAND because Kandy combines the best of both a carrier-strength backbone and a leading-edge PaaS that can quickly deploy real time communications capabilities across every industry and every business process,” said Ranganath R. Iyengar, Head of Product Engineering, Tech Mahindra. “We look forward to helping our customers create new sources of value and revenue from the Kandy toolset.”

Kandy is an award-winning real time communications software development platform built from GENBAND’s global telecommunications network and security technologies. The platform recently won the “Best All-Around” award at the WebRTC Conference & Expo V. Kandy allows a range of individuals and companies from developers to Fortune 500 organizations to easily embed a full suite of voice, video, chat, screen sharing and collaboration capabilities into their existing business, web and mobile applications.

Market research firm IDC estimates that the cloud communications platform sector will grow at a 127% CAGR and will be an $8 billion market by 2018.

Tech Mahindra’s product engineering services span across the entire communication network infrastructure –from devices and CPEs, through access, core and transport networks, to end-user applications. With a strong ecosystem of technology partners and more than 30 global delivery centers with specialized labs for complete product lifecycle services, Tech Mahindra’s product engineering customers include Communication Technology Providers (CTPs), Communication Services Providers (CSPs), Original Device Manufacturers (ODMs) and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs).

“Tech Mahindra is an important strategic alliance partner who understands the business impact and transformative power of rich, immersive real time communications,” said Paul Pluschkell, GENBAND Executive Vice President of Strategy and Cloud Services and Kandy Founder. “We’re already working with Tech Mahindra on several projects and are collaborating on numerous other large opportunities that will bring these disruptive technologies to market.”

GENBAND Kandy recently kicked off The Kandy Communications Challenge, a contest which gives software makers from programmers, designers to technologists the chance to take their app to the next level by giving it the edge it needs to break through the clutter – using the power of Kandy.  The contest, which runs through April 23, awards $30,000 in prizes to the best and most innovative real time communications apps that can leverage Kandy. Categories range from a Grand Prize Winner to Best Student App to Best Business App to Most Addictive Kandy.  Contestants can sign up at  Winners will be announced at the GENBAND Perspectives15 Customer & Partner Summit in Orlando in May.

GENBAND also recently introduced the KandyMobile, a state-of-the-art RV fully equipped with Kandy technology that kicked off its North America tour at Tech Mahindra’s North America Sales Event in late January. The KandyMobile will travel to events and companies throughout the US and Canada to provide everyone from developers to C-level executives the opportunity to personally experience Kandy. The KandyMobile has upcoming stops planned in Dallas, Phoenix, Orlando, Toronto and New York City.

Watch this short video learn more about the new KandyMobile:

Key Takeaways:

  • Tech Mahindra has joined the Kandy Partner Ecosystem and is creating a center-of-excellence that is dedicated to leveraging the Kandy PaaS.
  • Tech Mahindra ranks as a top five IT Services company worldwide.
  • Tech Mahindra is a $3.4 billion company with nearly 100,000 professionals across more than 50 countries serving approximately 650 customers.
  • Kandy is a one-of-a-kind platform that allows anyone to easily integrate real time communications functionalities such as video shopping assistance, a live customer service button and instant multi-party video into existing applications and business processes.
  • Kandy provides APIs, SDKs and Quick Starts for an entire portfolio of real time communications capabilities that are integrated with traditional communications solutions. From call control to video conferencing and message transcription, an entire suite of services is available for developer access.
  • The Kandy team has just launched The Kandy Communications Challenge, a contest that awards $30,000 in prizes to software makers who can best leverage the Kandy platform.

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About Tech Mahindra

Tech Mahindra is a specialist in digital transformation, consulting and business re-engineering solutions. We are a USD 3.4 billion company with 95,300+ professionals across 51 countries. We provide services to 649 global customers including Fortune 500 companies. Our innovative platforms and reusable assets connect across a number of technologies to deliver tangible business value to all our stakeholders. Tech Mahindra is also amongst the Fab 50 companies in Asia as per the Forbes 2014 List.

We are part of the USD 16.5 billion Mahindra Group which provides employment opportunities to over 200,000 people in over 100 countries. Mahindra operates in the key industries that drive economic growth, enjoying a leadership position in tractorsutility vehiclesinformation technology, financial services  and vacation ownership.

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About Kandy

GENBAND’s Kandy communications Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) is a real time software development platform, built from GENBAND’s core communications, presence, security and real time technologies. Kandy enables service providers, enterprises, software vendors, systems integrators, partners and developers to enrich their applications and services with real time contextual communications, providing a more engaging user experience. With Kandy, companies of all sizes and types can quickly integrate real time communications capabilities into their existing applications and business processes. For more information visit


GENBAND is a global leader in real time communications software solutions for service providers, enterprises, independent software vendors, systems integrators and developers in over 80 countries.  The company’s Network Modernization, Unified Communications, Mobility and Embedded Communications solutions enable its customers to quickly capitalize on growing market segments and introduce differentiating products, applications and services. GENBAND’s market-leading solutions, which are deployable in the network, on premise or through the cloud, help its customers connect people to each other and address the growing demands of today’s consumers and businesses for real time communications wherever they happen to be. To learn more visit

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Company Contacts:
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Catherine Berthier
GENBAND International PR

Aashish Washikar
Tech Mahindra
Head – Media Relations

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