Vodafone and A5G enable smart edge computing in Mumbai

  • March 2, 2022
  • Steve Rogerson

Indian telecoms operator Vodafone Idea is collaborating with A5G Networks to enable Industry 4.0 and smart mobile edge computing in Mumbai, India.

Vodafone Idea is an Aditya Birla Group and Vodafone Group partnership. It offers products and services to its customers in India under the brand Vi.

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

Vi’s association with A5G Networks is in line with its commitment to realise Digital India dreams with the latter’s differentiated 4G, 5G and wifi autonomous software for distributed networks. A5G software is cloud-native and containerised, built for hybrid and multi-cloud infrastructure.

Through this engagement, Vi has already set up an end-to-end private network using A5G’s autonomous core software and white box RAN elements in Mumbai, showcasing industrial automation use cases, enterprise applications and low latency scenarios, all while seamlessly interconnecting with the operator network.

“Vi is committed to providing superior services to digital enterprises and consumers to enhance user experiences, empowered by an autonomous network,” said Jagbir Singh, chief technology officer at Vodafone Idea. “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, CEO of A5G Networks, added: “We are excited to be a part of this important journey for Digital India with Vi. Vi is committed to delivering best-in-class services to their subscribers and driving the Digital India movement. Success depends on a highly resilient, secure and flexible network infrastructure.”

Vi is partnering with technology companies and innovators to set up digital networks enabling several low latency applications, private networks, smart cities and connected cars.

Vodafone Idea provides pan India voice and data services across 2G, 3G and 4G, and has a 5G ready platform. The company is developing infrastructure to introduce newer and smarter technologies, making both retail and enterprise customers future ready.

A5G Networks is an innovator in autonomous mobile network infrastructure. The company is headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, USA with offices in Pune, India.