Indian telecom operator Vodafone Idea (Vi) and A5G Networks have partnered to enable Industry 4.0 and smart mobile computing in India.

Vi and A5G Networks have jointly set up a pilot private network in Mumbai using existing 4G spectrum.

Distributed networks

Vi reports that its association with A5G Networks is in line with its commitment to realizing Digital India’s dreams with the latter’s differentiated 4G, 5G and wifi standalone software for distributed networks.

A5G Networks software is fully cloud-native containerized software designed for hybrid and multi-cloud infrastructures.

Through this collaboration, Vi set up an end-to-end private network using A5G Networks standalone core software and White Box Ran elements in Mumbai. This will be used to showcase industrial automation use cases, enterprise applications, and low-latency scenarios — all while seamlessly interconnecting with the carrier’s network, according to Vi.

“We are pleased to partner with A5G Networks to bring new services enabling Industry 4.0 and smart cities in the digital age”

“Vi is committed to providing superior services to digital businesses and consumers to enhance user experiences, through an autonomous network,” said Jagbir Singh, Chief Technology Officer at Vi.

“As part of our digital transformation journey on the 5G roadmap, we are pleased to partner with A5G Networks to bring new services enabling Industry 4.0 and smart cities in the digital age.”

Vi said it is also partnering with technology leaders and innovators to build digital networks enabling multiple low-latency applications, private networks, smart cities and connected cars.

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