Tech Mahindra and Cisco launch 5G-enabled solution to build ‘factories of the future’


PUNE: IT services firm Tech MahindraNSE 0.89 % announced the launch of a 5G-enabled solution on Wednesday to build wireless and secure “factories of the future”.

Built in collaboration with American technology firm Cisco, this will be an end-to-end business and technology solution to enable manufacturers to achieve industry 4.0 goals.

It will provide network infrastructure assessment and consultancy services to build the factory. Key highlights of the factory infrastructure space include factory wireless network, factory to enterprise software defined network, cybersecurity and information technology-operation technology (IT-OT) integration areas.

“Factory equipment holds a great deal of meaningful data which is key to any successful Industry 4.0 project. Tech Mahindra’s solution in partnership with Cisco will enable us to leverage this data and empower manufacturers to build factories of the future,” sad Nilesh Auti, global head- manufacturing industry unit, Tech Mahindra. “As part of our TechMNxt charter we are focused on leveraging 5G technologies to address our customer’s evolving and dynamic needs, and enable them to RISETM.”

Tech Mahindra also launched ‘IoT Sandbox’, which it said is a highly efficient persona based IoT (Internet of Things) solution finder that helps in finding the correct solution on the basis of the persona across categories from industries such as Industrial manufacturing, process manufacturing, automotive, aero, oil and gas, retail and healthcare. The solution catalogue cuts across Industry 4.0 and IoT, and has been launched with more than 40 use cases in the areas of Industrial IoT.

“Tech Mahindra and Cisco have a 360-degree engagement for close to two decades. Industry 4.0 is a top focus area for us, and we are committed to delivering trusted business solutions to the manufacturing industry,” said B Raghavendran, managing director, partner organisation, Cisco India and SAARC.

“The convergence of IT and OT is transforming the manufacturing Industry. This partnership is uniquely positioned to help unite IT and operations for digital manufacturing initiatives while enhancing efficiency and increasing profitability for our customers,” he said.

As part of the TechMNxt charter, Tech Mahindra is focused on building an ecosystem that supports collaboration and is working with startups and academia to create technology solutions with partners.