Reliance Jio announced its plans to bring 5G to India at Qualcomm’s 5G Summit. The telecom giant has partnered with Qualcomm to expand “efforts to develop 5G solutions based on an open and interoperable architecture, based on an architecture with a virtualized RAN. This work is intended to accelerate the development and roll-out of indigenous 5G network infrastructure and services in India, “the two companies said in a joint statement following the event.
The companies also announced that they are in advanced testing phase for the project and have already achieved speeds in excess of 1 Gbps on the test network jointly developed by Jio and Qualcomm. Speaking of the move, the companies announced that “with 5G technology, users will experience the benefits of faster data rates, low-latency communications and enhanced digital experiences on a wide range of connected devices, from 5G-enabled smartphones. to business laptops to AR / From VR products to vertical IOT solutions “.
Mathew Oommen, President of Reliance Jio Infocomm, said, “We are excited to work with Qualcomm Technologies to develop a next generation cloud-native 5G RAN technology that is truly open and software-defined. Developing secure RAN solutions with Qualcomm Technologies combined with Jio platforms and scalability provides the ideal combination for local manufacturing and accelerating the delivery of Atmanirbhar Bharat for an inclusive 5G nation. “
Meanwhile, speaking of the move, Durga Malladi, senior vice president and general manager, 4G / 5G, Qualcomm Technologies, said, “Qualcomm Technologies aims to deliver cutting-edge technology for a virtualized, flexible and interoperable 5G infrastructure across the We recently reached a milestone of over 1 Gbps on the Reliance Jio 5G NR product, leveraging our Qualcomm 5G RAN platforms and look forward to expanding our efforts with Reliance Jio to enable flexible and scalable 5G RAN deployments. Ecosystem collaborations like this play a key role in enabling industry verticals and operators to quickly and easily add 5G network coverage and capacity where and when it’s needed most. “
In India, Reliance Jio will promote the ecosystem of carrier-grade software-based RAN solutions designed to enable 5G services and experiences across the country. However, it has stopped providing an exact timing for the same.
Qualcomm explained that this 5G network expansion will build on its portfolio of 5G RAN platforms designed to provide a foundation for a flexible, virtualized, scalable and interoperable cellular network infrastructure. The platforms offer scalable support for a wide range of infrastructure categories ranging from macro base stations with massive MIMO to small cells and support all key frequency bands on the sub-6 GHz and mmWave spectrum.
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Reliance Jio and Qualcomm have announced they are in advanced testing phase for the project and have already achieved speeds in excess of 1 Gbps.
- Reliance Jio has started 5G network testing in India.
- The network was developed in collaboration with Qualcomm.
- Jio has achieved speeds of over 1Gbps in testing so far.