Airtel Picks Accenture to Accelerate 5G adoption in India

5G Network Innovations

Accenture is collaborating with Bharti Airtel, India’s premier communications solutions provider, to bring alive the potential of 5G networks in improving industrial productivity.

At Airtel’s advanced 5G lab in Network Experience Centre in Manesar (Gurgaon), Accenture is showcasing its solutions and use cases of a robotic arm for precision manufacturing, worker safety using industrial IoT, artificial intelligence, machine learning, video analytics and extended reality, and digital twin of a shipyard for real-time, remote maintenance.

“5G is a disruptive technology that will reshape the entire communications value chain. The combination of 5G and digital technologies such as AI, edge services, powerful processing and enhanced security will lead to true industrial transformation,” said Saurabh Kumar Sahu, Managing Director and lead for Communications, Media and Technology practice, Accenture in India.

“Accenture’s strength lies in our comprehensive set of capabilities in 5G, Industry X and Cloud, which when combined with a deep and wide domain expertise, positions us as the ideal partner to accelerate digital led business transformation, to solve problems, and drive value led growth.”

“5G presents a huge enterprise business opportunity. For businesses, 5G technology offers the promise of new services that will solve their industry specific issues in new, innovative ways. To capitalize on the 5G potential, enterprises need to develop on the right 5G innovation strategy, focus on creating custom use cases and transform their business models,” said Berjesh Chawla, Managing Director who leads Communications practice for Accenture in India.

Accenture has been recently named a leader in the 5G Engineering Services PEAK Matrix® Assessment 2021 report by Everest Group. Accenture has been named a leader in the Gartner® Magic Quadrant™: IT Services for Communications Service Providers, worldwide for tenth consecutive year. Accenture also has a 5G zone at its Innovation Hub in Bengaluru which includes specific use-cases such as – 5G Accelerator to help telecom companies in network planning, testing, rollout and operations, Smart City, Smart Plant, Smart Home and Experience Zone.

Accenture’s acquisition of umlaut, an engineering consulting and services firm headquartered in Aachen, Germany will significantly scale its deep engineering capabilities to help companies use digital technologies like cloud, artificial intelligence and 5G to transform how they design, engineer, and manufacture their products as well as embed sustainability.