wordpress blog stats
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

, , , , ,

Reliance Jio signs deals with Ericsson, Nokia to build its 5G network

Other manufacturers like Samsung, Apple, Xiaomi, Google, and Oppo are expected to roll out updates in November and December

What's the news: Reliance Jio has signed deals with Nokia and Ericsson to procure infrastructure for building its 5G network, the two suppliers noted in press releases dated October 17. Jio’s closest competitor and India’s second-largest carrier Airtel has also partnered with Nokia and Ericsson, along with Samsung, Airtel revealed earlier this month. Why does this matter: Until a couple of years ago, China-based Huawei and ZTE were the leading supplier of 5G equipment and the go-to choice for telecom operators. However, in the last two years, most countries, including India, the US, the UK, and Australia have either banned or discouraged the use of equipment from these two companies because of their close ties with the Chinese government. The latest deals by Jio and Airtel confirm that Huawei and ZTE have effectively been shut out from the 5G race in India. Details of the deals:  Ericsson: Sweden-based Ericsson announced that it has entered into a "long-term strategic 5G contract" with Jio) to roll out 5G Standalone (SA) in the country. "Ericsson’s energy-efficient 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) products and solutions (from the Ericsson Radio System portfolio) and E-band microwave mobile transport solutions will be deployed in the 5G network for Jio," the company stated. Nokia: Finland-based Nokia said that it has won a "multi-year deal with Reliance Jio India to build one of the largest 5G networks in the world." Nokia will supply equipment from "its AirScale portfolio, including base stations, high-capacity 5G Massive MIMO antennas, and Remote Radio Heads (RRH) to…

Please subscribe/login to read the full story.
Written By

Free Reads

News

Paytm has started distancing itself from PPBL in light of the current negative spotlight on PPBL.

News

The move can be seen as an attempt by Paytm to distance itself from the troubled Paytm Payments Bank, which has been significantly restricted...

News

"Without Google’s abuse of its dominant position, the media companies would have received significantly higher revenues from advertising and paid lower fees for ad...

MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.

Views

News

NPCI CEO Dilip Asbe recently said that what is not written in regulations is a no-go for fintech entities. But following this advice could...

News

Notably, Indus Appstore will allow app developers to use third-party billing systems for in-app billing without having to pay any commission to Indus, a...

News

The existing commission-based model, which companies like Uber and Ola have used for a long time and still stick to, has received criticism from...

News

Factors like Indus not charging developers any commission for in-app payments and antitrust orders issued by India's competition regulator against Google could contribute to...

News

Is open-sourcing of AI, and the use cases that come with it, a good starting point to discuss the responsibility and liability of AI?...

You May Also Like

News

Google has released a Google Travel Trends Report which states that branded budget hotel search queries grew 179% year over year (YOY) in India, in...

Advert

135 job openings in over 60 companies are listed at our free Digital and Mobile Job Board: If you’re looking for a job, or...

News

By Aroon Deep and Aditya Chunduru You’re reading it here first: Twitter has complied with government requests to censor 52 tweets that mostly criticised...

News

Rajesh Kumar* doesn’t have many enemies in life. But, Uber, for which he drives a cab everyday, is starting to look like one, he...

MediaNama is the premier source of information and analysis on Technology Policy in India. More about MediaNama, and contact information, here.

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ

Subscribe to our daily newsletter
Name:*
Your email address:*
*
Please enter all required fields Click to hide
Correct invalid entries Click to hide

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ