New Delhi: Finnish telecom gear maker Nokia said it was working with BSNL to implement the next level of industrial automation to leverage 4G LTE technology to enable more operational efficiency in Nokia’s Chennai plant.
Vice President and Head of India Market in Nokia Sanjay Malik said: “Our cooperation with BSNL will enable us to take advantage of the latest technological advancement and continue in our efforts to build future rapidly digitized and connected factory. In the era will pave the way for smart manufacturing. ”
The Chennai factory of Nokia recently crossed the 4 million unit production milestone in its tenth year of operation.
The factory will now take advantage of industry-4.0 solutions like industry 4.0 solutions such as Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR / VR), Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Analytics, and Internet to enhance operations and increase productivity.
Industry 4.0 relies on low latency, high reliability network with capabilities in robotics and artificial intelligence to run new level of automation and data exchange in manufacturing industries, resulting in improved operational efficiency and cost reduction.
Progress in communication technology with 4G LTE provides less latency and better network reliability to connect manufacturing equipment and time-critical applications to change factory operation.
Nokia said that it has deployed the network using its micro-core network and the Multi-Access Edge computing platform, which provides cloud-side capabilities to process data close to end users, reduces latency and ensures It is to ensure that any discrepancies in production should be alerted to the workers so that they can resolve quickly.
The network will also help in increasing the flexibility and agility, so that the production lines can be changed rapidly for the introduction of new products. Increased levels of automation will help shop-floor processes such as remote monitoring of robots and control of automated guided vehicles.
BSNL Chairman and Managing Director Anupam Srivastava said: “BSNL has initiated many initiatives to keep pace with the global growth of 5G. One is already one of our key partners in developing Nokia 5G ECO-system , And now we are searching for use cases such as Industry 4.0 which can be quite beneficial with the 5G. This network deployment for Industry 4.0 in Nokia’s Chennai factory. It can be extended to 5G, demonstrates our preparation to take advantage of new opportunities emerging with 5G and IoT in India. “