AT&T Services, Inc. Facilities Avion System Inc.’s Supplier Diversity Initiatives
Kanchana Raman, Avion Systems Inc., met with AT&T Services, Inc. Supply Chain representatives, regarding Avion’s quest to work with another company to support Avion’s vision to align with AT&T’s strategic vision and priorities. Several diverse suppliers were discussed that could complement Avion. Thereafter, Avion and Tech Mahindra decided to form a new venture called Avion Networks Inc., which will offer engineering services to companies transforming their networks to a virtualized, cloud-enabled and open-systems driven network. Ms. Kanchana Raman owns majority stock in the new company. Therefore, Avion Networks Inc. will be a woman-owned, minority-owned company.
“I am grateful for AT&T’s mentorship and guidance in supporting our growth over a decade. This positioned Avion to form a Joint Venture with a world class company like Tech Mahindra. With this strategic and synergistic partnership, Avion Networks can now offer both innovative telecom-technology solutions and scale of operations to the global Communications industry. The timing is perfect to participate in AT&T’s mobile network transformation into virtualized network cloud” Kanchana Raman, Founder & President, Avion Systems, Inc.”
“We are excited to have Avion as our partner and via this strategic partnership enhance our contribution towards AT&T’s flagship Diversity Program. Tech Mahindra has committed significant investments towards strengthening its Network Technology and Services capability worldwide. Kanchana and her team bring tremendous experience and expertise as part of this strategy”, Manish Vyas, President, Communications Group, Tech Mahindra.