COAI and 5G-ACIA to jointly promote next-generation technology
5G-ACIA is the central global forum for shaping 5G and COAI has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for working in different vertical industries, particularly in the manufacturing and process industry.
5G-ACIA is a working party of ZVEI German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers‘ Association. India's COAI represents incumbent operators such as Jio, Airtel and Vodafone Idea.
The agreement, meant for three years, is signed with the purpose to cooperate with each other on issues related to 5G and its adoption for industry automation across sectors. Under the partnership, both would identify topics of common interest and work to strengthen their relationship and foster closer cooperation on common agenda by joint participation across initiatives.
“5G will have a significant impact on the way how future factories and other production facilities are designed, operated, and maintained. India is already an industrial powerhouse and manufacturing contributes to about 15% of the overall GDP of the country with an estimated number of more than 230,000 factories,” Andreas Müller, Bosch, and Chairman of the 5G-ACIA said.
“We truly believe that this partnership will be mutually beneficial and build on insights and learnings to shape Industrial 5G mobile communications and technology effectively,” said Rajan S. Mathews, Director General, COAI said.