Tata Communications launches private 5G centre of excellence

Telecommunications company Tata Communications has launched a global private 5G centre of excellence in Pune, India, to help enterprises accelerate Industry 4.0 capabilities

The new global facility will be dedicated to testing and trialling industry use cases for private 5G technology, building on development experience for sectors such as automotive, healthcare and manufacturing.

With trials underway, Tata Communications will look to demonstrate prospective applications such as automated quality inspection of equipment using video and image analytics; inventory management and asset tracking; and AR/VR-based remote worker collaboration.

Today’s launch follows interoperability tests to assess compatibility of the company’s private network with different devices, and monitoring of connectivity.

Going forward, trials within the CoE will help to realise the vision of a holistic ecosystem underpinned by 5G, for unlocking new business models and revenue sources, as well as addressing emerging markets.

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“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, executive vice-president, collaboration and connected solutions at Tata Communications.

“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.”

The newly launched hub in Pune adds to two further CoEs already established in Delhi and Mumbai, both of which are engaged in designing, building and demonstrating multiple Internet of Things (IoT) use cases.

IDC predicts that the private LTE/5G wireless infrastructure market will reach $8.3bn in revenue by 2026, from $1.7bn in 2021.


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