Reliance Jio and Qualcomm Partnering To Locally Manufacture 5G Equipment 

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Qualcomm also invested $97 million in Jio Platforms last year

In its annual report, Reliance Industries Ltd announced that its subsidiary Reliance Jio and Qualcomm Technologies have partnered together to locally manufacture critical equipment to provide momentum to India’s 5G ecosystem and adoption. 

Reliance stated that this development was initiated with an aim to digitise small businesses in the country, which is in response to the government’s ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ vision. 

Partnership with Qualcomm

Qualcomm also invested $97 million in Jio Platforms last year. The American chipmaker had also collaborated with Jio to develop open and interoperable interface compliant architecture-based 5G solutions with a virtualised RAN. 

This work is intended to fast-track the development and roll-out of indigenous 5G network infrastructure and services in India. The partnership has helped Jio successfully test 5G solutions in India, achieving the 1 Gbps milestone on Jio 5G solution, the company said. 

“India is at the forefront of the global digital revolution. Jio is accelerating the rollout of digital platforms and indigenously developed next-generation 5G stack, making it affordable and available everywhere,” Reliance said, adding that the telecom operator’s radio frequency capacity and coverage for 5G networks is already underway based on 4G data traffic profile.

RIL also revealed that Jio Platforms is also working with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) on standardising 5G device configurations.

“With 5G technology, Indian subscribers 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, enterprise laptops and AR/VR products to vertical IoT solutions,” the company added.

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