Jio to roll out its own homegrown 5G solution

17 Jul 2020

Jio Platforms, the telecom arm of Indian conglomerate Reliance Inudstries Limited (RIL) has developed its own 5G solution which will be ready for deployment next year, the company chairman Mukesh Ambani announced at the group’s AGM this week. The Economic Times quotes the executive as saying that the solution uses 100% homegrown technology and will be ready for trials as soon as 5G spectrum is available. The official went on to note that Jio Platforms will be well positioned to export its 5G solution worldwide as a complete managed service once the system has been ‘proven at India-scale’. Further details of Jio’s solution were not forthcoming, however. The announcement followed news earlier this week that technology firm Qualcomm is set to join the growing number of investors in Jio Platforms. Qualcomm will invest INR7.3 billion (USD97.3 million) in Jio Platforms for a 0.15% equity stake in the company – which wholly-owns India’s largest mobile provider by subscribers Reliance Jio Infocomm (Jio) – whilst the closer partnership will ‘support Jio Platforms on its journey to rollout advanced 5G infrastructure and services for Indian customers’, a joint press release noted.

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