Reliance Jio Platforms Limited (Jio) and Qualcomm Technologies Inc., along with its wholly-owned subsidiary Radisys Corporation, together conducted a 5G trial in India and achieved a speed of 1Gbps. The announcement came during a virtual 5G summit. India has been lagging behind in 5G deployment due to the non-availability of spectrum auction. However, Jio has been enthusiastic about buying the 5G spectrum whenever they are put on auction.
With the growing Anti-China sentiments, Jio and other operators in India have cut ties with Chinese companies like Huawei and ZTE. At the same time, Airtel and Vi have gone towards Nokia and Ericsson. Jio is now looking forward to deploying its indigenous 5G network equipment.
“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,” the company said in a statement. Mathew Oommen, President, Reliance Jio Infocomm, said, “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.”
5G technology will allow users to experience ultra-high data speeds, even in congested areas, low-latency, and enhanced digital experience across smartphones, AR/VR, IoT solutions, etc. Reliance Industries' Chairman Mukesh Ambani, at RIL's 43rd annual general meeting in July, had said, “Jio has developed a complete 5G solution from scratch. This will enable us to launch a world-class 5G service in India using a 100% homegrown technology and solution.”
Jio Platforms has raised capital from several companies like Qualcomm, Google, and Facebook. The collaboration with Qualcomm will surely help them in many ways as they are the 5G technology leader.
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