5g testing: Reliance Jio, Qualcomm successfully test 5G solutions in India, achieve speed of over 1 Gbps

Mumbai: Qualcomm Technologies and Jio Platforms Limited (Jio) along with its wholly owned unit Radisys Corporation said that they have expanded efforts to develop open and interoperable interface compliant architecture-based 5G solutions with a virtualized radio access network (RAN).

The companies also announced that they achieved over 1 Gbps milestone on the Jio 5GNR solution, leveraging the Qualcomm 5G RAN platforms, and said this supports Jio’s 5G credentials and also signifies the entry of Jio and India into the Gigabit 5G NR product portfolio.

This work is intended to fast track the development and roll out of indigenous 5G network infrastructure and services in India, the companies said in a joint release.

With 5G technology, users will experience the benefits of higher data rates, low latency communications and enhanced digital experiences across a wide array of connected devices, from 5G-enabled smartphones to enterprise laptops to AR/VR products to vertical IOT solutions, the release said.

“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 Atma Nirbhar Bharat for an inclusive 5G nation,” said Mathew Oommen, President, Reliance Jio Infocomm.

“We recently achieved over 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,” said Durga Malladi, senior vice president and general manager, 4G/5G, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Jio Platforms raised a total of Rs 1.52 trillion from investors such as Google, Facebook, Qualcomm and a slew of other marquee investors this year. Qualcomm Ventures, the investment arm of Qualcomm Incorporated, has also invested Rs 730 crore in Jio Platforms for a 0.15 per cent stake.

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