Tata Communications has launched a private 5G global centre of excellence in Pune, India, to accelerate Industry 4.0 applications. The centre will be used to test and trial private 5G industry use cases. Tata Communications has created use cases for industries such as automotive, metals and mining, airports and seaports, manufacturing, logistics, and healthcare.
To name a few, Tata Communications will 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.
The company conducted interoperability tests to ensure that its private network is compatible with various devices, as well as rigorous monitoring and testing to ensure stable connectivity throughout the test duration at the centre.
Tata Communications already has two centres of excellence in India, in Delhi and Mumbai, for designing, building, and demonstrating various IoT use cases. Smart streetlights, connected workers, smart utility meters for water, gas, and energy, asset tracking, and temperature and humidity sensors are among the use cases highlighted by the company.
Mysore Madhusudhan, Executive Vice President, Collaboration and Connected Solutions, at 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.”