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Bharti Airtel, TCS partner for 5G-based remote robotic operations

IBEF:  December 29, 2021

According to media reports, telecom operator Bharti Airtel and IT major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) have teamed together to develop a 5G-based remote working system based on robotics. Airtel's 5G facility in Manesar, Haryana, is now hosting both firms' testing.

Indian companies are looking to adopt indigenously developed technology for 5G. Airtel and TCS have joined hands for remote robotics operations using 5G, with trials conducted in Airtel's 5G lab. TCS and Airtel had formed a strategic agreement in June to develop 5G network solutions for India.

According to sources, these technologies will enable remote robotic activities in potentially dangerous situations such as mining, oil and gas fields, and so on. Once the commercial rollout of 5G begins, both businesses are interested in putting these technologies in industrial markets, according to the source.

Tata Group has developed (Open Radio Access Network) O-RAN- based Radio and core elements and integrated a totally indigenous telecom stack, while Airtel will pilot and deploy this indigenous solution as part of its 5G rollout plans in India. The government has prolonged the 5G trial period till May 2022.

Disclaimer: This information has been collected through secondary research and IBEF is not responsible for any errors in the same.