Ericsson, Jio partner for 5G standalone network

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Ericsson, Jio partner for 5G standalone network
Ericsson, Jio partner for 5G standalone network

Since it modernises the network infrastructure to deliver a truly transformative 5G experience to consumers and enterprises, Jio’s 5G standalone network deployment marks a “technology leap”

To roll out 5G standalone network in the country, Telecom gear maker Ericsson on Monday announced a long-term strategic 5G contract with Reliance Jio. In the recently concluded auctions in India, the announcement follows the allocation of 5G spectrum.

According to a release, this is the first partnership between Jio and Ericsson for radio access 5G standalone network deployment in the country.

Akash Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Jio, said, “We are delighted to partner with Ericsson for Jio’s 5G SA rollout. We are confident that Jio’s 5G network will accelerate India’s digitalisation and will serve as the foundation for achieving our nation’s ‘Digital India’ vision.”

Since it modernises the network infrastructure to deliver a truly transformative 5G experience to consumers and enterprises, Jio’s 5G standalone network deployment marks a “technology leap”, the release said.

India is building a world-class digital infrastructure that will drive innovation, job creation and entrepreneurship across the country, noted Borje Ekholm, President and CEO of Ericsson.

“We are happy to partner with Jio in those ambitions, through Ericsson 5G Standalone connectivity, which will be a major catalyst in meeting those digital transformation goals across society, enterprise and industry”, Ekholm said.

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