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Reliance Jio close to sealing 5G deal with South Korean major Samsung

Samsung and Reliance have taken the crucial steps towards a collaborative effort by starting 5G test trials in Mumbai, a key city in the 5G sweepstakes.

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Jio’s problem is that subscriber growth is dependent on competitive tariffs — it offers a 15 to 20 per cent discount over its rivals. Any tariff hike can, therefore, stifle net subscriber growthThe ambition at Reliance Jio is to become a global player able to take on incumbent telecom gear players such as Ericsson, Huawei and Nokia.

SURAJEET DAS GUPTA New Delhi
Reliance Jio is in advanced talks with South Korean consumer electronics and telecom gear maker Samsung for the latter to be its third party technology provider, complementing Reliance Jio’s efforts to roll out a 5G network across the country.

Reliance has developed its own indigenous 5G technology which includes the core and 5G radios and plans to launch standalone 5G services - unlike its rivals who will start with non-standalone 5G in which the core of the network will still be on 4G.
 
Samsung and Reliance have taken the crucial steps towards a collaborative effort by starting 5G test trials in

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First Published: Mar 29 2022 | 6:05 AM IST

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