♦ Tata Group has developed an O-RAN (open-radio Access to network)-based radio and non-standalone architecture/stand-alone architecture (NSA/SA) core and has built-in a completely indigenous telecom stack, leveraging the capabilities of the team and its partners.
♦ The NSA/SA are radio technology that controls the signalling of 5G radio. While NSA can control signalling of 5G to the 4G core, the SA can connect the 5G radio immediately to the 5G core network and manage signalling does now not rely on the 4G network.
♦ Airtel will pilot and install this indigenous solution as phase of its 5G rollout plans in India and begin the pilot in January 2022, as per the guidelines formulated with the aid of the government. According to sources, Tata Group will work with Indian tech organizations and start-ups for hardware solutions, Tata ‘acting as a awesome integrator’. It can benefit from this partnership to export the science to other nations such as Africa and Sri Lanka.