October 3, 2022
Reliance Jio details 5G plans at Qualcomm event, Jio promises testing at scale

Reliance Jio has detailed its 5G plans that will be supported by Qualcomm, the company’s chairman revealed while speaking at the Qualcomm 5G Summit. Jio, which began its public rollout in 2016 as the first 4G-only network in India to offer voice and data over a single LTE connection, has now moved to 5G, and is a value-for-money 5G smartphone. It is expected to launch which can help fulfill Mukesh Ambani’s goal of 2G Mukt Bharat (2G Free India). The telco, which has positioned itself as one of India’s top telcos offering liberal free trials and extremely low rates, recently became the first provider to cross 400 million subscribers. Over the past few months, it has garnered massive amounts of funding from the likes of Facebook and Google, and when 5G launched, it could well see a new round of growth.

Speaking at Qualcomm’s 5G Summit keynote, Reliance Jio Infocomm Chairman Matthew Oommen said that Jio has developed a completely indigenous 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) product. Qualcomm also Told That Snapdragon will support OpenRAN 5G along with Jio and many other telcos.

“Our long-term collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies will accelerate the development of the full suite of 5G products and solutions, as Jio continues to support and drive open technologies across RAN,” Oommen said. “All the functions of a software-defined RAN from silicon to software will be tested at Jio scale. These standards-based Open RAN technologies along with the new Qualcomm 5G RAN platforms will help bridge the gigabit digital gap to deliver the inclusive digital platform that is so essential to life and livelihoods in India and beyond today. ,

“Qualcomm Technologies aims to provide state-of-the-art technology for virtualized, flexible and interoperable 5G infrastructure around the world. We recently achieved a milestone of over 1 Gbps on the Reliance Jio 5G NR product, our Qualcomm 5G RAN platform. Taking advantage of this, and we look forward to expanding our efforts with Reliance Jio to enable flexible and scalable 5G RAN deployment,” said Durga Malladi, Senior Vice President and General Manager, 4G/5G, Qualcomm Technologies.

The company further said that the portfolio of Qualcomm 5G RAN platforms is designed to provide a foundation for flexible, virtualized, scalable and interoperable cellular network infrastructure. The platforms provide scalable support for a wide range of infrastructure categories, from macro base stations to small cell with large-scale MIMO, and feature support for all major frequency bands on the sub-6 GHz and mmWave spectrum. Huh.

At the RIL AGM held in July this year, the company made several announcements, including a partnership with Google to develop and Android-based operating system affordable 4G and 5G smartphones, mixed reality headsets with holographic video calling and more. Is. More. The result of this partnership is rumored to be a smartphone under Rs. 5,000, or $68.

As of now, we don’t know when the 5G smartphone will launch, but analysts estimate that we can expect it in December. It’s worth noting that Google already had an Android One program in place to promote phones with Android closer to stock designed to run on entry-level devices.

Experts had indicated that the Reliance-Google deal could be a big challenge for Chinese handset makers in the country. The $4.5 billion (Rs 33,737 crore in India) deal under which Alphabet’s Google will collaborate with India’s Reliance Industries is a major challenge for Chinese vendors such as Xiaomi and BBK Electronics, which own the Realme, Oppo and Vivo brands. which are currently dominant. $2 billion (approximately Rs 14,955 crore) market for smartphones under $100 (approximately Rs 7,400) in India.

At the AGM 2020 on July 15, Mukesh Ambani said: “Today, friends, I am very proud to announce that Jio has designed and developed a complete 5G solution from scratch. This will enable us to launch world class 5G service in India using 100% in-house technologies and solutions. This Made-in-India 5G solution will be ready for testing as soon as 5G spectrum becomes available.”

However, at the moment, 5G network has not been launched in the country, as the government is yet to allocate spectrum for 5G trials, which will be required before any rollout. recently report good Zee Business quoted home ministry sources as suggesting that the trial may not take place this year, which could be a stumbling block to Reliance Jio’s plans.

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