Intel and Reliance Jio have jointly collaborated to develop 5G technologies. The operator endeavors to hasten network transformation and remit affordable internet connectivity to all Indians. The US-based chipmaker Intel stated that it serves Reliance Jio to transition from 4G to 5G as part of their 5G infrastructure agreement. Intel and Jio collude in for 5G radio, core, cloud, edge, and artificial intelligence.

In a pre-MWC21 Barcelona briefing held by Intel yesterday (21 June), Dan Rodriguez, VP and GM of its Network Platforms Group stated the companies would partner on 5G RAN and wireless core equipment. Jio SVP Aayush Bhatnagar cooperates with Intel in associated regulations, including AI, cloud, and edge computing.

Intel’s investment unit obtained a small stake in Reliance Industries’ digital subsidiary Jio Platforms for about $250 million in July 2020. Intel’s investment division, Intel Capital, had in 2020 invested Rs 1,894.50 crore to acquire a 0.39% equity stake in Jio Platforms.

Navin Shenoy, Intel SVP and GM of the Data Platforms Group reported to Reuters that the partnership is the outcome of the investments, demonstrating India endeavored a “massive” 5G opportunity and highlighting Jio was practicing a “non-legacy” access to the technology. In March 2020, Jio said it emerged 4G and 5G network equipment in-house to lessen its reliance on imports and cut costs. The digital unit later declared to develop a complete 5G system. Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani announced the Made-in-India system would facilitate the company to launch “a world-class service on 100 per cent home-grown technologies”.