Bharti Airtel, TCS partner for 5G-based remote robotic operations
Telecom operator Bharti Airtel NSE 0.91 % and IT major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS NSE 0.65 %) have joined hands to build a 5G-based remote working technology using robotics, according to sources. Both the companies are currently running the trials in Airtel’s 5G lab at Manesar, Haryana.
“Indian companies are looking to adopt indigenously developed technology for 5G. Airtel and TCS have joined hands for remote robotics operations using 5G. They have successfully conducted trials in Airtel’s 5G lab, a source told PTI.
These solutions will enable remote robotic operations in potentially hazardous environments like mining, oil & gas fields etc, the source said. Both the companies have interest in deploying these solutions in industrial segments, once the commercial roll out of 5G starts, the source noted.
When contacted, TCS declined to comment as they are going through a silent period and an email query sent to Bharti Airtel did not elicit any reply.
In June, Airtel and TCS announced a strategic partnership for implementing 5G network solutions for India.