San Diego, California headquartered chipmaker Qualcomm Technologies and Reliance Jio Platforms (Jio) along with its wholly owned subsidiary Radisys Corporation on Wednesday announced their expanded efforts to develop open and interoperable interface compliant architecture based 5G solutions with a virtualized RAN (Radio Access Network).
This work is intended to fast track the development and roll out of indigenous 5G network infrastructure and services in India, a joint statement said.
The companies have achieved over a 1 Gbps milestone on the Reliance Jio 5GNR solution, leveraging the Qualcomm 5G RAN Platforms.
“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,” Mathew Oommen, president of Reliance Jio Infocomm said.
In July, Qualcomm invested $97 million (about Rs 730 crore) in Jio Platforms. With the deal, the companies said they aim to roll out advanced 5G infrastructure and services in India.
In a separate statement, Qualcomm has also announced a full portfolio of 5G infrastructure semiconductor platforms. The company said that the system is designed for broad deployment scenarios, ranging from macro base stations with massive MIMO to micro base stations with compact designs, to accelerate the cellular ecosystem transition toward virtualized and interoperable radio access networks (RAN).
The company is introducing three new 5G RAN platform offerings – Qualcomm Radio Unit Platform, Qualcomm Distributed Unit Platform, and Qualcomm Distributed Radio Unit Platform.
“The new platforms are purposely-designed from the ground up to support leading mobile operators in the deployment of a new generation of converged, open and virtualized RAN (vRAN) networks. These platforms are designed to enable infrastructure OEMs to transform public and private wireless networks into a platform for innovation and deliver on the full potential of 5G,” the company said.