Leading telecom service provider VodafoneIdea (Vi) on Thursday announced a partnership with A5G Networks Inc. to enable Industry 4.0, mobile edge computing (MEC) and smart cities in India.
According to a press release issued by Vi, the company has already set up an end-to-end private network using A5G Networks’ autonomous core software and white box Radio Access Network (RAN) elements in Mumbai.
The private network uses the existing 4G spectrum and has been utilized to showcase the industrial automation use cases, enterprise applications, and low latency applications while seamlessly interconnected with Vi’s network.
A5G Networks software is fully cloud-native containerized software built for hybrid and multi-cloud infrastructure.
Commenting on the partnership, Jagbir Singh, Chief Technology Officer, Vodafone Idea Ltd. said, “As part of our digital transformation journey on the 5G roadmap, we are happy to partner with A5G Networks to bring new services enabling industry 4.0 and smart cities in the digital era.”
Rajesh Mishra, Founder, and CEO of A5G Networks said, “We are excited to be a part of this journey for Digital India with Vi, Success depends upon a highly resilient, secure, and flexible network infrastructure.”