In what would be the first step towards building India’s indigenous 5G network infrastructure and service, Jio Platforms the owner of India’s largest telecom operator Reliance Jio, and chipmaker Qualcomm has announced the achievement of over 1 Gbps speed on the newly developed Jio 5GNR solution, leveraging the Qualcomm 5G RAN Platforms. With this achievement, Jio and India have unlocked the entry into the Gigabit 5G NR product portfolio.
Qualcomm Technologies and Jio Platforms along with its subsidiary Radisys Corporation is joining hands to develop new generation cloud-native 5G RAN technology. It is open and offers an interoperable interface compliant architecture based 5G solutions or essentially a software-defined solution with a virtualized RAN.
“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”, commented Mathew Oommen, President, Reliance Jio Infocomm in a press statement.
“Qualcomm Technologies aims to deliver cutting-edge technology for virtualized, flexible and interoperable 5G infrastructure across the globe,” commented Durga Malladi, Senior VP & GM, 4G/5G, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “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,” he added further.
With disaggregated and virtualized 5GNR solutions, Jio can build an ecosystem of carrier-grade software-based RAN solution, which is designed to enable 5G services. Qualcomm’s portfolio of 5G RAN Platforms offers the foundation for a flexible, virtualized, scalable, and interoperable cellular network infrastructure. Thus, it can support a wide range of infrastructure categories like macro base stations with massive MIMO to small cells. Also, it features support for all key frequency bands on sub-6 GHz and mmWave spectrum in which 5G operates.
Once this 5G technology gets deployed, you could experience higher data speeds (over 1 Gbps) and low latency communications. It would also enhance your digital experience across a wide array of connected devices, from 5G-enabled smartphones to enterprise laptops to AR/VR products to IoT solution.