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Singtel and Hitachi pair 5G and AI for global Industry 4.0 push

June 28, 2024

Singapore-based operator Singtel is working with Hitachi Digital, the digital-change unit of Japanese tech conglomerate Hitachi, to combine their respective 5G and AI offerings in service of the Industry 4.0 sector. Hitachi Digital will deploy Singtel’s Paragon edge platform at its R&D Labs in Santa Clara, California, and also pilots its usage at an unnamed US factory to support industrial applications.

Singtel’s Paragon product, also described as an “ecosystem”, is pitched as an “orchestration platform for 5G, edge computing, and cloud”. Its pitch is to enable enterprises to deploy edge computing and AI “securely… [and] rapidly” on telecoms infrastructure, including public and private 5G networks. Hitachi Digital is bringing pre-built industrial AI applications to the bargain, plus its own consultancy services and edge/cloud and analytics capabilities.

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