Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has rolled the Enterprise 5G Edge suite of solutions with Microsoft Azure private Mobile Edge Computing (MEC). The solution will help businesses to assess their 5G readiness along with offering edge-native solutions.
As per a company statement, the edge-native solutions will include industrial automation, quality detection, loss prevention, real-time video surveillance, autonomous vehicle management, digital farming, remote field assistance, smart factories, assisted living, immersive experiences with virtual and augmented reality, etc.
Microsoft claims that Azure Private MEC delivers ‘ultra-low-latency’ networking, applications and services at the enterprise edge. Likewise, TCS claims that the ‘Enterprise 5G Edge’ suite combines TCS applications with the Azure private MEC solution which will assist enterprises to gain ‘newfound intelligence’ at the Edge, resulting in new ‘network-aware’ and ‘responsive application capabilities’.
“Innovations in the area of 5G and Edge Computing will enable enterprises to transform into real-time, resilient and adaptable businesses, believes Kamal Bhadada, Business Group Head at TCS.
He further said that the TCS Enterprise 5G Edge suite allows enterprises to exploit Microsoft’s private MEC ecosystem and provides the lifecycle capabilities required for applications and smart devices to take advantage of private 5G networks.
The offering brings together TCS’ IP-enabled automation-driven designs, AI-based modelling and simulations, zero-touch provisioning and operation of enterprise 5G edge ecosystem and the new edge platform, securely integrated with enterprise infrastructure, as per assertions made by the Mumbai-based IT major.
“TCS’ new Enterprise 5G Edge suite, in collaboration with Azure private MEC, helps rapidly deploy private 5G networks and develop new applications for enterprises. We look forward to working with TCS on these opportunities,” said Shriraj Gaglani, General Manager, Microsoft Azure for Operators.
On similar lines, Harman has announced that its Digital Transformation Solutions (DTS) business unit has partnered with Microsoft to enable it to integrate with the latter’s Azure private multi-access edge compute (PMEC).