Airtel Successfully Tests India’s 1st Private 5G Network In This City With ‘Industrial-Grade’ Use Cases

India’s first 5G private network at Bosch Automotive Electronics India (RBAI) facility by Bharti Airtel.

Building the on-premises 5G captive private network over the trial spectrum allocated by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), Airtel said that it has implemented two industrial grade use cases for quality improvement and operational efficiency at Bosch’s manufacturing facility, utilizing the trial spectrum.

Ensuring faster scale up and reduced downtimes, in both the cases, 5G technology such as mobile broadband and ultra-reliable low latency communications drove automated operations.

Airtel Manages Connected Devices at Bosch Facility

Airtel said in a statement that the along with delivering multi-GBPS throughput, the private network set up on trial spectrum at the Bosch facility has the capability to manage thousands of connected devices.

Airtel said its 5G solution helped Bosch shop floor managers and operators identify and resolve issues in real time such as reducing the mean time to repair (MTTR) and Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF).

Director & CEO, Ajay Chitkara said that the company has world class infrastructure, partnerships and expertise and can deliver captive private network solution in any part of the country and to enterprise of any size.

Increased Efficiency & Productivity

Head of technical functions at Bosch Automotive Electronics India, Subhash P said that the low latency and reliable connectivity provided by the Airtel private 5G network at our facility which was experienced during the proof of concept is enabling us to enhance our efficiency and our productivity.

The operational efficiency shall be increased with the decreased IT wired infrastructure that comes with the use of 5G.

For setting up the private networks, telecom operators have been highlighting that they have the required infrastructure and technology to cater to the needs of enterprises.

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