The companies announced on Tuesday that the partnership aims to fast track the development and roll out indegenious 5G network infrastructure and services in India.
Qualcomm has already invested Rs 730 crore for 0.15 per cent stake in Jio Platforms and was among the several private equity and technology firms which picked up a stake in the Reliance group company earlier this year.
Mathew Oommen, president, Reliance Jio Infocomm, said, “We are excited about working with Qualcomm Technologies in developing new generation cloud native 5G RAN (radio access network) 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.”
Durga Malladi, senior vice president and general manager, 4G/5G, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc, said, “We recently achieved over a 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."
At the Reliance Industries annual general meeting in July, Chairman Mukesh Ambani had announced the design and development of a complete 5G solution and said it would be ready for trials once spectrum was made available.