Tata Communications pushes private 5G trials in India

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Tata Communications has launched a dedicated Private 5G Global Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Pune, India, to accelerate Industry 4.0 applications and capabilities for enterprises. 

This new CoE is an agile, secure and indoor facility to test and trial industry use cases. Tata Communications has developed use cases across automotive, metals and mining, airports and seaports, manufacturing, logistics and healthcare sectors. 

The company sees itself to be well positioned to enable and empower global enterprises to seamlessly progress into the hyperconnected world. 

With trials underway, Tata Communications will be able to demonstrate private 5G use cases such as automated quality inspection of equipment using video and image analytics, inventory management and asset tracking, warehouse theft detection, AR/VR-based remote worker collaboration, and video-powered retail purchase, to name a few. 

Tata Communications is following robust measures, including interoperability tests to assess compatibility of the company’s private network with different devices and, rigorous monitoring and testing to ensure stable connectivity throughout the test duration at the CoE. 

“5G has the transformative power to be a game changer for all. We are encouraged and excited about leveraging this technology to enable the future of enterprises and economies,” said Mysore Madhusudhan, Tata Communications EVP on collaboration and connected solutions.

Madhusudhan said early test results in their Global Centre of Excellence have proven to be very positive providing an evolutionary path towards Industry 4.0 scenarios to varied industries.

As outlined in “5G the 5M way,” Tata Communications envisions the 5G era to focus on automating the interplay between man-machine-material-method-market to enable a holistic ecosystem. 

This ecosystem will enable enterprises to achieve business goals, unlock new revenue sources, business models and have the ability to address new markets through secure and digital experiences.

In addition, Tata Communications already has two CoEs in Delhi and Mumbai, which engaged in designing, building and demonstrating multiple Internet of Things (IoT) use cases. 

In India, the company has successfully showcased several use cases of smart streetlights, connected workers, smart utility meters for water, gas and energy, asset tracking, and temperature and humidity sensors, to name a few.