Reliance Industries’ Jio Platforms Limited and Qualcomm along with its subsidiary Radisys Corporation during a virtual 5G summit announced its plans to develop open and interoperable based 5G solutions with a virtualized RAN. The move is aimed to fast track the roll out of indigenous 5G network in India.
Qualcomm and Jio have achieved over 1Gbps speed during trials on Jio5GNR solution leveraging Qualcomm’s 5G RAN platform. The achievement signifies the entry of Jio into the Gigabit 5G NR product portfolio.
Reliance Jio and Qualcomm are accelerating the development of a full suite of 5G products and solutions with Jio supporting and driving open technologies in RAN. Reliance Jio will test all the functions of software defined RAN at Jio scale.
The open RAN technologies along with Qualcomm 5G RAN platforms will help bridge the digital gap and deliver an inclusive digital platform for India.
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.”
“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
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.”
Jio will advance the eco-system of software-based RAN solutions designed to enable 5G services and experiences for all of India and beyond. Qualcomm’s 5G portfolio will offer flexible, virtualized, scalable, and interoperable cellular network infrastructure with scalable support for macro base stations with massive MIMO to small cells, feature support for all key frequency bands on sub-6 GHz and mmWave spectrum.
5G technology will allow customers to experience the benefits of higher data rates, low latency communications, and enhanced digital experiences across a wide array of connected devices, from IOT solutions, 5G smartphones to enterprise laptops and AR/VR products.