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VI, A5G Networks to offer smart mobile edge computing

VI, A5G Networks to offer smart mobile edge computing
25 Feb, 2022
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Vodafone Idea (VI) has partnered with mobile network infrastructure player A5G Networks to offer smart mobile edge computing in India.

Both the partners have already established a pilot private network in Mumbai utilizing existing 4G spectrum. 

"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, Vodafone Idea Ltd. 

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"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." 

VI revealed that its association with A5G Networks is in line with its commitment to realize Digital India dreams with the latter’s 4G, 5G, and Wi-Fi autonomous software for distributed Networks. A5G Networks software is fully cloud-native containerized software built for hybrid and multi-cloud infrastructure, according to VI. 

"Through this engagement, Vi has already set up an end-to-end private network using A5G Networks’ 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 said in a statement.  

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On similar lines, Bharti Airtel has recently joined the SEA-ME-WE-6 undersea cable consortium to scale up its high-speed global network capacity to serve India’s fast-growing digital economy.  

The SEA-ME-WE-6 is the optical fibre submarine communications cable system that would enable telecommunications between Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Western Europe. The 19,200 Rkms (route kilometres) SEA-ME-WE-6 will connect Singapore and France, and will be amongst the largest undersea cable systems globally.