The joint capital of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad, has newer reasons to celebrate.
Earlier this month Google had signed an MOU with the AP and Telangana government to set up its second largest campus in the city. Last week Amazon announced its plan to set up its biggest non-US campus there. Both the internet giants already have large-scale operations in the city.
As though on cue, another biggie, TCS, which is India’s largest exporter of software services, announced in a press release that it would be setting up a “Centre for Excellence” in the Nizami capital. According to the press release, “The state-of-the-art NextGen Technology Solutions CoE is spread across 10,000 sq. ft. and is located at the TCS Hyderabad Campus in Hitech city. The CoE has a dedicated team of over 200 R&D engineers. “
The NextGen Technology CoE will focus on the research and development of futuristic technologies and creation of next-generation products and solutions for its global customers in the Semiconductors, Devices and Networks space.
The primary focus of the NextGen Technology Solutions CoE is on emerging communication technologies such as Software Defined Networks (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV), 5G and Wireless LAN (WLAN). Another area of focus for this CoE is to create innovative technology solutions for the connected world in areas such as Man-Machine interface, Context-aware systems and resource constrained devices.”
This was followed by mobile manufacturer Karbonn’s announcement to set up a 450-crore manufacturing hub in the city. This facility is expected to manufacture 2 million phones a month.
Previously, there were reports that the Chinese iPhone manufacturer, Foxconn, was also considering Hyderabad as an Indian base for a plant.
With biggies across technology, internet, telecom and services about to set up shop in the Pearl City, looks like Bangalore might just have to watch out for its Silicon Valley title.