vodafone idea: Vodafone Idea relies on partnerships to develop its business vertical

(Vi) is focused on partnerships to vertically expand its enterprise solutions in its quest to transition from a telco to a techco in the 5G era, a senior executive said.

“The 5G ecosystem is always evolving. Our intention is to work across industries, work on different use cases to try to see if you can stimulate and work with users to find ways to accelerate use case adoption,” said to ET Arvind Nevatia, Corporate Commercial Director, Vodafone Idea. .

Vi showcased real business use cases such as Industry 4.0, public safety in smart cities, smart healthcare, smart construction, emergency response using drones, improving sports training for high performance and OTT in car and driver safety monitoring in connected vehicles during its 5G trials.

“We will continue to work with enterprise customers and partners to prioritize and develop 5G use cases for real-world deployments,” Nevatia said.

The telecommunications operator is working with partners and customers to create private 4G LTE solutions to drive Industry 4.0.

“We are working with L&T Smart World & Communications to set up a private LTE network. Together with Nokia and L&T, we are working on a proof of concept at L&T Heavy Engineering’s AM Naik Heavy Engineering Complex in Hazira of Surat,” Nevatia said.

In its annual report released earlier this month, Vi said it is gradually focusing on new revenue streams and strengthening the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud service propositions. It aims to strengthen customer partnerships with a range of offerings such as Vi Integrated IoT, an end-to-end IoT solution, Managed SIP, Vi Cloud Firewall Service and the Business Plus mobility bundle.

The Company does not report Enterprise segment revenue as a contribution to overall revenue. However, analysts believe the segment is still small in the larger scheme of things. Competitor Bharti Airtel reports the metric and as of June 30, Airtel Business accounted for 19% of the company’s overall revenue.

According to industry estimates, companies are expected to generate 40% of 5G revenue for Indian telecom operators.

“One of the key aspects of a 5G network is that it offers very high capacities and supports massive machine-like communications. “future of IoT. We will work closely with the ecosystem to build our IoT roadmap,” Nevatia said.

As part of its integrated IoT solutions, the telecom operator offers end-to-end IoT solutions beyond connectivity, across three verticals: Smart Mobility, Smart Utilities and Smart Infrastructure.

“We’re seeing good customer adoption (in the fast-moving consumer goods, manufacturing, and automotive industries),” Nevatia said.

The telecom operator also hopes to leverage the expertise of its British parent company Vodafone Group, which has rolled out 5G in many markets.