Indian telecom gear makers seek opportunities in the U.S.: Report

India-US tech deals open opportunities for Jio’s 5G stack: Report

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Jio has recently stated that it was ready to start exporting its 5G stack

The recent technology agreements signed by India and the United States would pave the way for the potential export of a end-to-end 5G stack developed by Indian carrier Reliance Jio Infocomm, Indian newspaper The Financial Express reported.

India and the U.S. have recently entered into agreements to create secure and trusted telecommunications, resilient supply chains and to trial Open RAN technology, among others.

Prior to India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the U.S, Jio had submitted details to the Indian government stating that the carrier was ready to start exporting its own 5G stack.

Reliance Jio Infocomm has created a full 5G solution that includes 5G radios, a complete 5G core network, cloud infrastructure setup as well as platforms to support cloud-based operations.

Reliance Jio has already launched 5G in thousands of towns and cities across India using equipment provided by Ericsson and Nokia, according to previous reports.

Recent reports have also stated that Indian telecom equipment manufacturers are expecting to have the possibility of teaming up with U.S. firms for the deployment of 4G and 5G projects.

The Indian government explored potential opportunities for local telecom gear makers during the recent visit of Prime Minister Modi to the U.S.

According to the report, the consortium of TCS-Tejas-CDoT, Shyam Vihaan Network, Niral Networks, Lekha Wireless, Signaltron, Resonous, Amantya Technologies, WiSig Wireless and Galore Networks are the companies that would seek business opportunities in the U.S. market, seeking potential projects such as 4G upgrades and 5G pilot projects.

Earlier this year, India’s communications minister, Ashwini Vaishnaw, said that at least nine countries have showed interest in a locally developed 4G and 5G technology stack, making India a potential telecom technology exporter.

The minister noted that the locally developed stack is now ready and will soon be deployed. Vaishnaw also said that the stack was initially tested for conducting 1 million simultaneous calls, followed with a test for 5 million simultaneous calls, and that the stack has been tested for 10 million simultaneous calls recently.

Indian state-owned operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has recently ordered $1.83 billion worth of infrastructure equipment and software from compatriot IT company Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).


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