Bharti Airtel and Tech Mahindra have deployed a ‘5G for Enterprise’ solution at Mahindra’s Chakan manufacturing facility. This makes the facility India’s first 5G-enabled auto manufacturing unit.
The ‘5G for Business’ solution has significantly enhanced Chakan’s network connectivity, resulting in improved speeds for software flashing, a critical operation for all vehicular dispatches. Blazing hi-speeds and ultra-low latency now allow managers to undertake multiple software flashing sessions in parallel, which has resulted in reduced turn-around time for an operation. Further, the computerized vision based inspection is now fully automated resulting in improved paint quality.
Airtel is spearheading 5G deployment in India. The company has been testing use cases and spectrum delivery with multiple partners and at several locations as a part of its #5GforBusiness offerings.
According to Ajay Chitkara, Director and CEO at Airtel Business,
“Our 5G solution for enterprises 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 Chakan manufacturing facility India’s first 5G enabled Auto Manufacturing Unit. As the industry 4.0 paradigm gathers momentum, reliable data networks will prove to be a key differentiator in factory & manufacturing performances. This is just the beginning, and I am certain we will showcase many more innovative use cases that will help redefine manufacturing in India.”
Manish Vyas, President, Communications, Media and Entertainment Business, and CEO, Network Services at Tech Mahindra said:
“5G roll-out has revolutionalized the world of the internet, ushering a new era of connectivity, communication, and collaboration. Our collaboration with Airtel is aimed at enhancing customer experience through digitally powered new-age platforms and solutions. We are confident that this partnership will help unlock opportunities across industries to improve productivity, drive intelligent network-led enterprise digitalization, and spur innovation.”
This partnership is in line with Tech Mahindra’s NXT. NOW framework, which aims to enhance the ‘Human Centric Experience’, focuses on investing in emerging technologies and solutions that enable digital transformation and meet the customer’s evolving needs.