Adani Group makes foray into industrial 5G segment

AHMEDABAD: Adani Data Networks Limited (ADNL), the digital connectivity solutions arm of the Adani Group, on Tuesday announced in its regulatory filing that it has acquired the right to use 400 MHz spectrum in the 26 GHz mm wave band.
ADNL, which is also a wholly-owned subsidiary of Adani Enterprises Limited, secured the spectrum for a period of 20 years, in the first ever 5G spectrum auction conducted by the Department of Telecommunications of the Union government.
According to the company, the newly acquired 5G spectrum is expected to help create a unified digital platform to accelerate the pace and scale of Adani Group’s digitisation of its core infrastructure, primary industry and business to consumer (B2C) business portfolio.
“The group’s foray into the industrial 5G space will allow our portfolio companies to offer a set of new add on services that capitalises on all the other digital segments we are building.
Our portfolio is a highly distributed asset-intensive investment that is all being revolutionized by sensorisation and fast becoming IoT enabled. Therefore, we believe the next data surge will be created more by machines than by people as all devices get interconnected,” said the group chairman, Gautam Adani.
The group’s broader strategy to digitally integrate its current and future businesses includes linking its Data Centres through a network of submarine and terrestrial cables, building the largest industrial operations cloud in the world, developing the super app to offer a suite of services across its consumer base of 400 million, and establishing an AI centre of excellence.
“The data will need to be streamed, stored, processed, and analysed by other machines in real time and this capability will change every single industry. It will help build a set of services that the market cannot even fully conceptualize today. This volume will be exponentially higher and generated at the edges, especially in a country like India, where the Tier-II and III cities are witnessing the fastest all-round growth,” said Adani further added.