Indian telecommunications giant Reliance Jio Infocomm has partnered with Google Cloud for a long-term strategic partnership to build solutions in 5G for the enterprise and consumer segments. In addition, Reliance will also take advantage of Google Cloud’s scalable infrastructure thereby enabling its retail business to achieve better operational efficiency, modernize and scale for growth, and deliver better performance and experiences to customers.
“Jio will use Google Cloud to power Jio’s 5G solutions and for internal needs of key Reliance growth businesses like Reliance Retail, JioMart, JioSaavn and JioHealth,” said Mukesh Ambani, chairman and managing director, Reliance Industries, said in a statement.
Google Cloud will build an end-to-end cloud offering for fully automated lifecycle management of Jio’s 5G network and services. The edge cloud infrastructure from GCP (Google Cloud Platform) will provide an open and scalable platform to develop 5G services.
Jio said that it is exploring services in gaming, education, healthcare and video entertainment sectors in its next step towards 5G. These will utilize GCPs AI/ML (Artificial intelligence, Machine Learning), analytics and other cloud cloud-native technologies.
For the focus on retail business, Jio will utilize AI/ML, e-commerce and demand forecasting solutions from Google Cloud. The telecom subsdiary of the Mumbai based conglomerate will adopt GCPs scalable, serverless data analytics platform for its data-innovation strategy.
“As part of this collaboration, Reliance will also shift its core retail businesses to Google Cloud infrastructure which will enable them to scale up and improve customer experience,” said Sundar Pichai, CEO, Google and Alphabet.