American multinational company Intel has partnered with Jio to work on 5G network technology. The company has decided to work on “co-innovations” with Reliance Jio for its 5G radio-access network (RAN), among other things. The Intel Jio 5G partnership is now being considered as one of the biggest and most fruitful ones to date.
In 2019, Intel’s venture capital unit invested $250 million in Reliance Industries Ltd.’s Jio Platforms unit to work together on Intel Jio 5G technology partnership. Reliance Jio is implementing a new approach to build 5G networks. Instead of opting for gear designed by telecommunications-specific firms such as Nokia, Ericsson, or Huawei Technologies Cos, network providers are shifting to software to handle more network functions.
Reliance harnessing the “non-legacy” way
Intel SVP and GM of the Data Platforms Group, Navin Shenoy said that the Intel Jio 5G partnership is the fruit of the investments. He emphasised the expansiveness of 5G technology and also spoke about the “non-legacy” approach taken by Reliance to implement 5G technology in the country.
The famed chipset maker also confirmed that the software from Cohere Technologies could result in double utilization of some network spectrum via Intel’s chips which would result in the benefit of carriers that spend billions when it comes to the purchase and acquisition of spectrum rights.
Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani said at the time the Made-in-India system will enable the company to launch “a world-class service on 100 percent home-grown technologies”.
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