NEC Corporation and NEC Technologies India (NTI) have announced the launch of their OSS Technology Centre in the country. The new organisation is aimed to offer technical support related to the use of open source software.
Beginning its operations starting July 1, the new OSS Technology Centre will have around 50 people based in NTI. The staff at the Centre consists of engineers who are well-versed in open source solution architecture as well as essential software development and support capabilities.
“NEC and NTI will leverage the newly established OSS Technology Centre to provide rapid support to users carrying out the construction of OSS-based systems on a global scale,” said Nobuhiko Kishinoue, General Manager — Cloud Platform Division, NEC Corporation.
The Technology Centre will carry out developments of new network functions related to Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV). It will also help in developing application platform functions like Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). Besides, the organisation will contribute to making source codes openly available.
“At NTI, we will be able to utilise the large experienced and English-speaking engineering resource pool in India for the new Centre. We plan to hire both fresh university graduates and experienced corporate engineers. The OSS Technology Centre initiative is an umbrella organisation for all OSS related activities between NTI and NEC to be brought together under one task force,” said Anil Gupta, MD and CEO, NIT.
NEC Corporation estimates that business for open source software will increase in the coming future. Therefore, the new Centre would soon become a fruitful move for the Japanese company.