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Jio announces partnership with Qualcomm to develop 5G RAN

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Qualcomm Technologies Inc and Jio Platforms Limited (Jio) along with latter’s wholly-owned subsidiary Radisys Corporation have announced developing an open and interoperable interface compliant architecture-based 5G solutions with a virtualized RAN. The aim is to fast track the development and roll out of indigenous 5G network infrastructure and services in India.
Qualcomm and Jio also announced that they achieved over a 1Gbps milestone on the Jio 5GNR solution, using Qualcomm 5G RAN Platforms. This marks the entry of Jio and India into the Gigabit 5G NR product portfolio.
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.”
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.”
With disaggregated and virtualized 5GNR solutions, Jio claims to be advancing the ecosystem of carrier-grade software-based RAN solutions that are designed to enable 5G services and experiences for all of India and beyond.
“The portfolio of Qualcomm 5G RAN Platforms is designed to provide a foundation for 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 feature support for all key frequency bands on sub-6 GHz and mmWave spectrum,” said the company in a statement.

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