Bharti Airtel on Thursday announced a strategic partnership with Tech Mahindra to deploy a 5G private network at Mahindra’s Chakan manufacturing facility.
Mahindra’s Chakan plant has become India’s first car manufacturing unit with 5G technology, the company said.
The telecom executive said the ‘5G for business’ solution has significantly improved Chakan’s network connectivity, resulting in improved software flashing speeds, a critical operation for all vehicle dispatches. High speeds and ultra-low latency now allow managers to undertake multiple software flash sessions in parallel, resulting in reduced turnaround time for the operation.
Furthermore, computerized vision-based inspection is now fully automated resulting in improved paint quality. Airtel is leading the 5G deployment in India. The company has tested use cases and delivery of spectrum with multiple partners and in several locations as part of its #5GforBusiness offering, the company added.
Bharti Airtel said its leading integrated connectivity portfolio #5GforBusiness, along with Tech Mahindra’s industry knowledge to provide specialized customer services, proven system integration capabilities, enterprise 5G solution capabilities such as Factory.NKST, and its planning expertise , designing, implementing and managing enterprise private wireless networks will benefit enterprise customers and accelerate the adoption of transformative network technologies such as 5G in India.
This partnership is in line with Tech Mahindra’s NKST.NOVTM framework, which aims to advance the “Human Centric Experience”, and focuses on investing in new technologies and solutions that enable digital transformation and meet the evolving needs of customers, the telco said. Company.
Ajay Chitkara, Director and CEO, Airtel Business, said our 5G enterprise solution will transform manufacturing operations in the country. We are thrilled to partner with Tech Mahindra and Mahindra Auto to demonstrate this transformation and have made the manufacturing facility in Chakan the first 5G-enabled automotive manufacturing facility in India. As the Industry 4.0 paradigm gains momentum, reliable data networks will prove to be a key differentiator in factory and manufacturing performance.
Manish Vyas, President, Communications, Media & Entertainment, and Executive Director, Network Services, Tech Mahindra, said: Our collaboration with Airtel is aimed at enhancing the customer experience through digitally enabled platforms and new age solutions. We are confident that this partnership will help unlock opportunities across industries to improve productivity, drive the intelligent digitization of the network-driven enterprise, and drive innovation.
Tech Mahindra is focused on leveraging next-generation technologies, including 5G, blockchain, cyber security, artificial intelligence and more, to enable end-to-end digital transformation for global customers.
Bharti Airtel is a global communications solutions provider with over 500 million customers in 17 countries across South Asia and Africa.
Shares of Bharti Airtel fell 0.36% to Rs 825.95, while Tech Mahindra slipped 3.79% to Rs 1,024.65 on BSE.
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