Jio, Qualcomm collaborate to expand 5G trials in India

New Delhi: Reliance Jio had earlier became the first Indian telecom operator to unveil 5G technologies at the Reliance Industries Annual General Meeting.

Now, a few months after showcasing the made in India 5G technologies, Reliance Jio has announced a partnership with Qualcomm, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Radisys Corp.

Under the partnership, Jio is working on developing India’s own 5G network infrastructure and services by leveraging Qualcomm’s expertise in offering 5G radio access networks.

The partnership has announced that through Jio 5G trials held using Qualcomm infrastructure, the Reliance Jio 5G New Radio connectivity solution could break the gigabit internet speed barrier, and achieve mobile internet bandwidth of over 1Gbps during the trials.

This is India’s first gigabit class 5G NR connectivity solution, which will lead India’s mobile telecom space, and lead the sector in the months and years to come.

Commenting upon the announcement, Mathew Oommen, president of 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 realisation of 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' for an inclusive 5G nation". Asianet Online