Jio proposes to build 5G private network for Tesla’s Indian plant
As Tesla explores setting up a manufacturing plant in India, Reliance Jio is in talks with the Elon Musk-led company with an offer to build a captive private network for its factory. The network would manage all the critical operations at faster speeds and also look at connected car solutions, automation of production processes, among others, industry sources said.
“The talks between Jio and Tesla are at a preliminary stage and any further developments are expected only when the latter firms up its plans for setting up a manufacturing unit in India,” sources said.
However, while the automaker will eventually look to establish a domestic factory to tap India’s vast consumer market, it hasn’t yet presented a formal plan. At the moment, Tesla is discussing the possible local sourcing of components and incentives, and has not committed to build vehicles in the country.
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