MUMBAI: Telecom company Airtel and Capgemini have partnered for 5G based solutions in India. Both companies will collaborate on bringing 5G-based enterprise-grade solutions to the Indian market.
Airtel and Capgemini will put together their experience in connectivity and 5G solutioning, and system integration (SI) capabilities, to co-innovate a range of India-focused use cases.
As part of this joint effort, Capgemini’s Mumbai based 5G Lab and Airtel’s 5G Lab in Manesar will be the development hubs.
Capgemini has already deployed two 5G use cases at Airtel’s 5G Lab. These use cases are focused on smart health and immersive remote assistance for field operations and maintenance. These use case solutions leverage computer vision, video analytics, augmented reality and AI/ML technologies.
“Our partnership with Airtel is truly a game changer for both of us and has the potential to disrupt the market dynamics,” said Ananth Chandramouli, MD – India Business Unit, Capgemini said:
“Through this partnership, our focus will be on enabling enterprises to leverage the benefits of 5G technology and identifying exciting new use cases to fuel innovation, revolutionize business models and accelerate digital transformation,” added Chandramouli.
“Airtel has been leading 5G testing and validation in India and looks forward to building an open and vibrant ecosystem that brings together all stakeholders and drives innovation,” said Ganesh Lakshminarayanan, CEO – Enterprise Business, Airtel Business.
“Through this partnership with Capgemini, we look forward to offering our customers cutting edge solutions, which deliver the benefits of the 5G technology,” added Lakshminarayanan.
As part of its 5G for Business initiative, Airtel is joining forces with leading global consulting and technology companies to test 5G-based solutions. Earlier this year Airtel demonstrated India’s first 5G experience over a LIVE 4G network.
It has also demonstrated India’s first rural 5G trial as well as the first cloud gaming experience on 5G. Airtel is also spearheading the O-RAN Alliance initiatives in India to build 5G solutions.