Reliance Jio and Qualcomm developing 5G RAN

Reliance Jio Infocomm and Qualcomm Technologies are working together to develop new generation 5G RAN i.e. cloud native technology and is truly open and software defined.

This work is intended to fast track the development and roll out of indigenous 5G network infrastructure and services in India.

Qualcomm Technologies and Jio also announced that they achieved over a 1 Gbps milestone on the Jio 5GNR solution, leveraging the Qualcomm 5G RAN Platforms. 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.

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. 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 Aatmanirbhar Bharat for an inclusive 5G nation.”

Durga Malladi, Senior Vice President and General Manager, 4G/5G, Qualcomm Technologies said, “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, added Malladi.

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,” added Vagadia.

With disaggregated and virtualized 5GNR solutions, Jio is advancing the ecosystem of carrier-grade software-based RAN solutions that are designed to enable 5G services and experiences for all of India and beyond.

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