Adani Group: Adani Data Networks to use mmWave 5G to create a unified digital platform

Adani Data Networks has announced its entry into the 5G industrial space with the acquisition of the right to use 400MHz spectrum in the 26GHz millimeter wave band to create a unified digital platform to support its core infrastructure, primary industry and B2C business portfolio. to digitize.

“Given that our portfolio is a highly distributed asset-intensive investment that is all revolutionizing sensorization and rapidly becoming IoT-enabled, we believe that the next wave of data will be created more by machines than by humans as all devices interact with each other. interconnected,” Gautam Adani, chairman of the Adani Group, said in a statement.

This data will be streamed, stored, processed and analyzed in real time by other machines and this capability will transform every single industry and build a set of services that the market cannot even fully conceptualize today, it added.

The first entrant, Adani Data Networks, has mopped 400MHz of spectrum in the 26GHz mmWave band across six circles for Rs 212 crore in the spectrum auctions closed on Monday. The band also saw interest from the other three telcos, given their usefulness in captive networks and leaner balance sheets thanks to the elimination of spectrum usage charges.

“Acquiring 400MHz of spectrum is the Group’s first step in integrating its digital infrastructure portfolio, which includes data centers, terrestrial fiber and submarine cables, Industrial Cloud, AI Innovation Labs, Cybersecurity and SuperApps,” said the headquartered company. in Ahmedabad.

The Adani Group has outlined a broader strategy to digitally integrate its current and future operations, including linking its data centers through a network of submarine and terrestrial cables, building the largest industrial operations cloud in the world, developing the super app to provide a suite of services across its 400 million customer base, and establish a world-class AI center of excellence.

The Adani Group had announced its participation in the auctions with the intention of providing private network solutions along with enhanced cybersecurity in airports, ports and logistics, power generation, distribution and manufacturing operations.

However, it said it had no plans to enter the consumer mobility sector, where it would be in direct competition with Reliance Jio of Mukesh Ambani and


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