Through the partnership with the telecommunications firm, the Indian IT services provider will offer a range of IoT smart manufacturing solutions for driving new capabilities across the value chain of Thai manufacturers


TCS campus in Nagpur, India. (Credit: Akki17690/Wikimedia Commons)

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has forged a partnership with Advanced Info Service (AIS), a Thailand-based telecommunications operator, for enabling Thai-based manufacturers to adopt Internet of Things (IoT) solutions based on 5G smart network technology.

In this connection, the Indian IT firm will tap AIS’ position in the telecommunications services market in Thailand and its own portfolio of intellectual property and IT consulting expertise. The combination is expected to help enterprises speed up their growth and transformation with TCS’ 5G-enabled IoT offerings.

The solutions will be jointly marketed by the partners to customers in manufacturing, logistics, transport, property/smart city, and other sectors.

AIS chief enterprise business officer Tanapong Ittisakulchai said: “This is an important opportunity for us to work with our global partner TCS to create next generation high-speed IoT solutions that help advance and enhance core industries such as manufacturing.

“Together we are creating important new digital services that can help our customers improve operations, capacity and competitiveness. Furthermore, we are pleased to be offering IoT services that will help advance Thai core industry with a focus on manufacturing, contributing to the national economic rebound and growth.”

TCS claimed that its IoT smart manufacturing solutions make use of digital twins and other next-gen technologies for improving resilience in operations, boost customer experience, and bring about innovation throughout the manufacturing value chain.

The company will offer solutions for industrial plants for connecting production lines with 5G network within the factory and IoT devices.

Besides, the Indian firm and its partner will offer TCS Clever Energy, an enterprise-level energy and emissions management system, and TCS Gen 4-Work-AR, which is a connected worker mixed reality solution.

Another solution to be offered to Thai enterprises is TCS Logistics Optimizer, which is designed for synchronising the operations in the process of supply chain management.

TCS Thailand country head Vijaya Pandya said: “Forward-thinking manufacturers are deploying IoT strategically to enable new business models, enhance customer experience, make their value chains more responsive, and drive growth.

“TCS is pleased to partner with AIS to further accelerate our go-to-market capabilities for our exciting range of IoT-based business solutions that will enhance Thailand’s industrial sector.”

Last month, the Indian firm was selected as a strategic partner by NXP Semiconductors for boosting user experience and speeding up its digital transformation.