Optiva has declared the establishment of an R&D Centre of Excellence in Bengaluru, India.
Optiva chose Bengaluru thanks to its reputation as a thriving technology centre and its concentration of global software companies, universities and talent.
“We are not waiting for the future of telecom — we are helping create it,” said Matt Halligan, CTO of Optiva. “Our Centres of Excellence and the growth of our R&D team demonstrate a long-term commitment to our customers and employees. We are proud to invest in innovation that will transform mission-critical BSS services, enable agile business velocity and accelerate operators’ business success in today’s and future emerging markets.”
With a local leadership team already in place, Optiva aims to grow its headcount rapidly with high-caliber engineers across many disciplines.
In 2022, the telecom market will continue the process of disaggregating software from network hardware, putting software companies in the driving seat for delivering innovation on service provider networks.
Against this backdrop, Optiva intends to lead the innovations in the Business Support Systems (BSS) space, allowing its service provider customers to improve their customer experience, address new markets and drive profitability.
The Optiva leadership team has put R&D-led innovation at the core of the company’s growth strategy, and it has already tripled the size of its R&D team over the past 12 months.
The establishment of the Bengaluru facility follows Optiva’s opening of an R&D Centre of Excellence in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 2021.