Qualcomm kicked off its 5G Summit on Tuesday where the US-based chipmaker announced new developments in 5G in order to scale up the adoption of the next-gen internet connectivity, including better infrastructure and a deeper partnership with telecom operators around the world. Jio is one of those partners and in July Qualcomm announced a 0.15 percent stake in Jio Platforms with an aim to advance 5G infrastructure in India and launch affordable Jio 5G phones.
During the Qualcomm keynote, Jio announced that it has achieved 1Gbps throughput on the Reliance Jio 5GNR solution which leverages Qualcomm’s 5G RAN platforms. The announcement was meant to highlight Jio’s progress in 5G and the entry of Jio and India in the Gigabit 5G NR portfolio. With 5G, consumers can experience super-fast download and upload speeds, low latency, and seamless connection between IoT products, 5G-enabled smartphones, and more.
“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,” said Mathew Oommen, president, Reliance Jio Infocomm.
With the 5GNR solutions, Jio is advancing the ecosystem of carrier-grade software-based RAN solutions that are designed to enable 5G services and experiences in India. Jio is utilising Qualcomm’s 5G RAN platform which is designed to offer flexible, virtualsed, scalable and interoperable cellular networks.