Tata Communications, a global digital ecosystem enabler, 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 including in metals and mining, and says it will 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, and AR/VR-based remote worker collaboration, to name a few. The company says it 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.
Speaking on the occasion, Mysore Madhusudhan, Executive Vice President, Collaboration and Connected Solutions, Tata Communications, said: “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. Early test results in our Global Centre of Excellence have proved to be very positive providing an evolutionary path towards Industry 4.0 scenarios to varied industries. We believe this Centre is well poised to empower enterprises for a hyperconnected tomorrow.”
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 Centres of Excellence (CoEs) in Delhi and Mumbai, India engaged in designing, building and demonstrating multiple Internet of Things (IoT) use cases.