Reliance Jio partnered with Qualcomm to develop open and virtualised 5G network infrastructure, to fast-track the development and rollout of the next-generation technology, and services based on it in India.
In a joint statement, Jio and Qualcomm revealed they achieved data speeds of 1Gbps speeds using the Jio 5GNR solution, leveraging Qualcomm 5G equipment.
Durga Malladi, Qualcomm Technologies 4G/5G SVP and general manager said, upon achieving 1Gbps data speeds with Reliance Jio the companies will deepen their partnerships to enable more 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.”
Rajen Vagadia, Qualcomm India VP noted India is going through a digital transformation and requires “reliable, robust and powerful mobile experiences” across the country.
“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.”
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 Atmanirbhar Bharat for an inclusive 5G nation.”