5G: India’s Jio is Working With Qualcomm

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Qualcomm Technologies and Jio also announced that they achieved over a one Gbps milestone on the Jio 5GNR solution, leveraging the Qualcomm 5G RAN platforms

Qualcomm Technologies and Jio Platforms Limited (Jio) along with its wholly owned subsidiary Radisys Corporation, announced their expanded efforts to develop open and interoperable interface compliant architecture based 5G solutions with a virtualized RAN. This work, as the companies informed, is intended to fast track the development and roll out of indigenous 5G network infrastructure and services in India.

“We are excited about working with Qualcomm Technologies in developing new generation cloud native 5G RAN technology that is truly open and software defined. 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,” Mathew Oommen, President, Reliance Jio Infocomm.

Qualcomm 5G RAN platforms

The duo alos announced that they achieved over a one Gbps milestone on the Jio 5GNR solution, leveraging the Qualcomm 5G RAN platforms. This achievement, as per the companies, not only supports Jio’s 5G credentials but also signifies the entry of Jio and India into the Gigabit 5G NR product portfolio.

Durga Malladi, senior vice president and general manager, 4G/5G, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., said, “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. Ecosystem collaborations like this play a critical role in allowing operators and industry verticals to quickly and easily add 5G network coverage and capacity where and when it is needed most.”

Rajen Vagadia, vice president, Qualcomm India Private Limited and President, Qualcomm India, said, “We’re delighted to enter a new phase in our longtime relationship with Reliance Jio, building on our shared vision for 5G and supporting the digital transformation of India. As the need for reliable, robust and powerful mobile experiences increases across India, we anticipate a new wave of demand for 5G services from both end users and enterprises, such as manufacturing, health care and retail. Jio is regarded as a game changer in delivering cost effective and widespread 4G network coverage to its subscribers and we look forward to working closely with them on the journey to rollout advanced 5G infrastructure and services for Indian customers.”

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