Airtel and Tech Mahindra collaborate to build a captive private network at Mahindra’s Chakan facility

Airtel, Tech Mahindra

Bharti Airtel and Tech Mahindra announced a strategic partnership in which they have deployed 5G for Enterprise solutions at Mahindra’s Chakan manufacturing facility, making it India’s first 5G-enabled auto manufacturing facility.

The ‘5G for Business’ solution has significantly enhanced Chakan’s network connectivity, resulting in improved speed has resulted in improved rates for software flashing, a critical operation for all vehicular dispatches. Because of the high speeds and low latency, managers can now run multiple software flashing sessions in parallel, resulting in a shorter operation turnaround time. Further, the computerised vision-based inspection is now fully automated resulting in improved paint quality. Airtel is at the forefront of 5G deployment in India. As part of its #5GforBusiness offerings, the company has been testing use cases and spectrum delivery with multiple partners and at various locations.

“Our 5G solution for enterprise will transform manufacturing operations in the country,” said Ajay Chitkara, Director and CEO of Airtel Business, of the partnership. We are thrilled to be working with Tech Mahindra and Mahindra Auto to demonstrate this transformation. We are proud to announce that the Chakan manufacturing facility is India’s first 5G-enabled Auto Manufacturing Unit. As the industry 4.0 paradigm gains traction, dependable data networks will be a key differentiator in factory and manufacturing performance. This is only the beginning; I am confident that we will present many more innovative use cases that will help redefine manufacturing in India.”

“5G roll-out has revolutionalised the world of internet, ushering in a new era of connectivity, communication, and collaboration,” said Manish Vyas, President, Communications, Media and Entertainment Business, and CEO of Network Services, Tech Mahindra. Our partnership with Airtel aims to improve customer experience through digitally powered new-age platforms and solutions. We are confident this partnership will help unlock industry opportunities to improve productivity, drive intelligent network-led enterprise digitalisation, and spur innovation.”

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Customers benefit from specialised services, proven system integration capabilities, and 5G enterprise solutions capabilities such as Factory, thanks to Airtel’s industry-leading integrated connectivity portfolio of #5GforBusiness and Tech Mahindra’s industry knowledge. NXT and its domain expertise in private wireless network planning, design, deployment, and management for enterprises will benefit enterprise customers and accelerate the adoption of transformative network technologies such as 5G in India. This collaboration aligns with Tech Mahindra’s NXT.NOW framework, which aims to improve the ‘Human Centric Experience’ by investing in emerging technologies and solutions that enable digital transformation and meet evolving customer needs.