Intel Corporation will work with India’s Reliance Jio to develop 5G networking technology in India. The two will work together on a “joint-innovation” with the 5G radio-access network there.
That’s what Naveen Shenoy, executive vice president and general manager of Intel’s data platform group, told Reuters.
He said that last year, Intel’s ‘Venture Capital Unit’ had invested 250 million in Reliance Industries Limited’s Jio platform. Through this, both organizations find opportunities for partnership in the field of technology. And that is the result of that partnership.
Intel and Jio are moving towards increasing the use of software to manage network operations, rather than building conventional networks using Nokia, Ericsson or Huawei technology in a joint venture.
Dan Rodriguez, general manager of Intel’s Network Platforms Group, said that a system called FlexRN, similar to Intel’s network chip operating system a decade ago, allows carriers or software companies to write code for 5G networks. And using this opportunity, Jio will provide 5G service in India as a carrier.