Inside Reliance Jio’s game plan for 5G
Jio wants to build a Made in India telecom network. How viable is that plan and how far can it go?
What matters is the version of 5G Jio wants to build: the company is lobbying to push a deployment strategy in telecom standards called Option 6, which can’t exploit the full potential of 5G
NEW DELHI : In March, press reports created a buzz in the Indian telecom industry: Reliance Jio has replaced Nokia and Oracle’s 4G voice technology with their own components, and built end-to-end network gear for 5G, the reports said, illustrating how India’s largest telecom operator is now capable of building network equipment.