Reliance Industries Limited in their most recent announcement made public their intention to partner up with Qualcomm for the manufacturing of all necessary equipment that is vital to set up 5G networking in India. The production will take place domestically through the establishment of multiple manufacturing sites.
This is not the first time Jio has partnered up with chipmaker Qualcomm. The two firms joined hands in order to develop an “open and interoperable” interface compliant architecture-based 5G solutions earlier in 2020.
Their joint effort helped achieve a little over 1GBps milestone on the Jio 5GNR solution that used the US-based chipmaking giant’s 5G RAN platforms.
Qualcomm in addition to partnering with Jio has also invested around $97 million in the firm. However, Jio is not the only telecom provider that Qualcomm has partnered with, they are also working with Bharati Airtel.
Reliance Jio has in a short span dominated the telecom sector owing to their prices. Jio 5G will mark the next generation and they are doing everything in their power to ensure that they are the first ones to roll it out to the public. India is the top-most consumer of data and due to this, with the introduction of 5G, Jio aims to enhance the user’s experience by allowing them to browse at higher speeds, lower latency communications across all devices.