Bharti Airtel and Capgemini form 5G innovation alliance

Bharti Airtel and Capgemini form 5G innovation alliance

Bharti Airtel, a major Indian communications and solutions provider, and Capgemini, which describes itself as a global leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformation, have announced that they will collaborate on bringing 5G-based enterprise-grade solutions to the Indian market.

Airtel and Capgemini say they will bring together their experience in connectivity and 5G solutioning and system integration (SI) capabilities to co-innovate a range of India-focused use cases. Capgemini’s 5G Lab, situated within its Mumbai campus, and Airtel’s 5G Lab in Manesar will be the development hubs.

Two 5G use cases have already been deployed by Capgemini at Airtel’s 5G Lab. These are focused on smart health and immersive remote assistance for field operations and maintenance. These use-case solutions leverage computer vision, video analytics, augmented reality and AI/ML technologies.

As part of its #5GforBusiness initiative, Airtel is joining forces with leading global consulting and technology companies to test 5G-based solutions. Earlier this year Airtel demonstrated India’s first 5G experience over a live 4G network. It has also demonstrated India’s first rural 5G trial as well as the first cloud gaming experience on 5G.

In addition, Airtel says it is spearheading O-RAN Alliance initiatives in India to build 5G solutions.

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