Mumbai, October 21: In a bid to devlope 'homegrown 5G Network ', Reliance Jio India's largest telecom company announced a partnership with United States (US) based technology giant Qualcomm to develop a 5G radio access network (RAN) product.
They also announced that they have achieved over a 1 Gbps milestone speed on the Jio 5GNR solution, leveraging the Qualcomm 5G RAN Platforms.
With this, the two companies have determined to fast track the development and roll-out of indigenous 5G network infrastructure and services in India. This achievement not only supports Jio’s 5G credentials but also signifies the entry of Jio and India into the Gigabit 5G NR product portfolio.
With 5G technology, users will experience the benefits of higher data rates, low latency communications and enhanced digital experiences across a wide array of connected devices, from 5G-enabled smartphones to enterprise laptops to AR/VR products to vertical IOT solutions.
Speaking about the initiative Mathew Oommen, President, Reliance Jio Infocomm, said, "We are excited about working with Qualcomm Technologies in developing new generation cloud-native 5G RAN technology that is truly open and software-defined." He further added that "the development of secure RAN solutions with Qualcomm Technologies combined with Jio Platforms and scale provides the ideal combination for local manufacturing and for accelerating the realization of Atmanirbhar Bharat for an inclusive 5G nation.”
Moreover, the Durga Malladi, Senior Vice President and General Manager, 4G/5G, Qualcomm Technologies, "Qualcomm Technologies aims to deliver cutting-edge technology for virtualized, flexible, and interoperable 5G infrastructure across the globe. We recently achieved over a 1 Gbps milestone on the Reliance Jio 5G NR product, leveraging our Qualcomm 5G RAN Platforms, and we look forward to expanding our efforts with Reliance Jio to enable flexible and scalable 5G RAN deployments."
With 5G technology, users will experience the benefits of higher data rates, low latency communications, and enhanced digital experiences across a wide array of connected devices, from 5G-enabled smartphones to enterprise laptops to AR/VR products to vertical IOT solutions.The partnership will mark a pivotal moment in India’s telecom history.
It is worth to be noted that Qualcomm Ventures had acquired a minority stake of 0.15 percent in Ambani's Jio Platforms for Rs 730 crore.
Besides this, during Trump's visit to India Ambani has said that his company had plans to invest in 5G network and Reliance is the “only network in the world which does not have a single Chinese component”.