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Jio developing homegrown 5G telecom solution: Ambani

July 15, 2020 15:26 IST

Ambani said, it will be ready for trials as soon as 5G spectrum is available and can be ready for field deployment next year.

Richest Indian Mukesh Ambani on Wednesday announced that Jio, his group's digital arm, was developing a homegrown 5G telecom solution.

“Jio has designed and developed a complete 5G solution from scratch.

“It will be ready for trials as soon as 5G spectrum is available and can be ready for field deployment next year," Ambani said at Reliance Industries' annual general meeting.

 

Jio's global-scale 4G and fibre network is powered by several core software technologies and components.

"It is this capability and know-how that positions Jio on the cutting edge of another exciting frontier – 5G," he said.

Jio Platforms, with over 20 start-up partners, has built world-class capabilities in technologies such as 4G, 5G, Cloud computing, Devices and OS, Big Data, AI, AR/VR, Blockchain, Natural Language Understanding and Computer Vision, he said.

"Using these technologies, we can create compelling solutions across multiple industry verticals like media, financial services, new commerce, education, healthcare, agriculture, smart cities, smart manufacturing & smart mobility," he said, adding Jio Platforms is conceived with vision of developing original, captive intellectual property, using which we can demonstrate transformative power of technology across multiple ecosystems – first in India, and then rest of world.

In the next three years, Jio will connect half a billion mobile customers, a billion smart sensors and 50 million home and business establishments, Ambani said.

"We have fully kickstarted five accelerators of growth of digital connectivity: Mobile broadband, JioFiber, Jio's enterprise broadband, broadband for SMEs, and Jio's Narrowband Internet-of-Things (NBIoT)," he noted.

Talking about JioMeet, Ambani said, India's first cloud-based video conferencing app has seen 5 million downloads within days of its launch.

Reliance Industries earlier launched JioMeet video conferencing app with unlimited free calling, which is being seen as rate war on rival Zoom.

JioMeet video conferencing app is available across Android, iOS, Windows, macOS and Web.

According to the company website, JioMeet supports HD audio and video call quality with up to 100 participants and offers features like screen sharing, and meeting schedule feature, among others.

Unlike Zoom, it does not impose a 40-minute time limit.

Calls can go on as long as 24 hours, and all meetings are encrypted and password-protected, the company said.

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