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Reliance Jio Partners with Samsung for Bringing 5G to India

Discussion in 'Smartphones' started by SwampFire, Mar 1, 2017.

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  1. SwampFire

    SwampFire HummingBird

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    While users continue to struggle with establishing 4G connections on Reliance Jio’s network, the telecom operator has extended its alliance with Samsung for bringing 5G bands to India. The announcement took place at the biggest mobile trade show, MWC held in Barcelona, Spain. Furthermore, the Korean giant has launched a new initiative, “I&G (Infill & Growth) Project” which will assist the telco for improving both network’s capacity, and coverage throughout the nation.

    The project is expected to stretch Jio’s accessibility to various rural regions by employing spectrums in the 850, 1800 and 2300MHz bands, and enable hassle-free indoor as well as outdoor connectivity in populated urban areas. Apart from these, Samsung will be introducing a slew of 5G-compatible commercial products in the coming weeks, and also, showcased a few of those at the event itself including home routers, 5G radio base station and modem chipsets. They’re planned to launch in India sometime in the future.
    Incidentally, Samsung and Jio were already partners in India and signed an agreement in 2012 for covering the network’s entire scope ranging from equipment to establishment and maintenance services.
    Paul Kyungwhoon Cheun, executive vice president at Samsung Electronics, during the launch, stated, “Samsung has been focused on 5G R&D for nearly half a decade, and this portfolio launch represents the culmination of a lot of hard work and industry engagement. With the pre-commercial deployment of our 5G products already underway in the US, we’re starting to see some of the earliest evidence of the potential for new and compelling 5G-driven services – it will be exciting to see it evolve as we move forward on our roadmap.”
    Similar to the I&G project, the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will be also announcing a venture along with the state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Nokia. The partnership is expected to go official tomorrow at the Mobile World Congress.

    14:48 PM: The event is over. Thanks for staying tuned to the blog.

    14:44 PM: Samsung has introduced several networking technologies exclusively made for India.

    14:38 PM: According to note by brokerage firm CLSA, Jio plans to roll out two new monthly tariff plans at Rs 149 and Rs 499 which offer 2GB and 60 GB data along with free voice, respectively.

    Read more: Jio Prime membership opens tomorrow: New tariff plans revealed

    14:35 PM: There is a huge market for 5G in India: Samsung-Reliance Jio

    14:34 PM: "As Jio’s end-to-end (E2E) LTE solutions partner, it is a great pleasure for Samsung to contribute to Jio’s tremendous success. The massive deployment of over a million cells across India is especially remarkable. We will strive to create new paradigms for LTE-Advanced Pro and 5G by closely cooperating with Jio as a unified workforce," said Youngky Kim, President and Head of Networks Business at Samsung Electronics.

    14:29 PM: Jyotindra Thacker, President of Reliance Jio Infocomm told News18 from the sidelines of the conference: “We successfully achieved 100 million subscribers in 170 days, making us the fastest-growing company in the world, and the numbers continue to rapidly grow."

    14:20 PM: Samsung announces “I&G (Infill & Growth) Project” for Reliance Jio in India.

    14:07 PM: Samsung has partenered with Reliance Jio to provide Jio apps on their smartphones.

    14:04 PM: The Korean mobile giant and Jio will continue to work together to increase their network footprint in India.

    14:01 PM: Reliance Jio is partnering with Samsung to bring 5G services in India.

    Sources :
    Reliance Jio Partners with Samsung for Bringing 5G to India

    MWC 2017: Reliance Jio, Samsung partner to push 5G in India
     
  2. Abhiram Shibu

    Abhiram Shibu The Reaper
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    So 5G was done? I thought it was a project in Stanford university, which never met its promises.

    So is USA having 5G already?

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  3. Arjun Chandran

    Arjun Chandran Super Samurai
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    5G!
    So with Jio 4G we got actual 3G and with 5G we will get actual 4G.
     
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