Intel Corp said Monday that it will partner with Reliance Jio of India to develop the 5G network technology. Intel’s venture capital unit invested $ 250 million in Reliance Industries Ltd’s Jio Platforms unit last year. It said it would work with Reliance Jio on “co-innovations” for its 5G Radio Access Network (RAN), among others.
“This is the result of this partnership,” said Navin Shenoy, executive vice president and general manager of Intel’s data platform group. He told Reuters in an interview. “5G in India is going to be massive, and (Reliance Jio) is doing it in a non-obsolete way. Reliance Jio is one of many operators around the world using a new approach to building 5G networks.
Certain telecommunications companies such as Nokia, Ericsson, or Huawei Technologies, as operators increasingly use software to manage more network functions and leverage the same kind of standards compliance, Intel now has market share in its main data center and personal computing markets over competitors such as Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
An increasingly important part of its business after years of manufacturing problems, growing 20% to $ 6 billion in 2020 of its total revenue of $ 77.9 billion. Dan Rodriguez, general manager of Intel’s Network Platforms Group, said some of that growth was due to Intel’s decision almost a decade ago to invest in OS-like software for its network chips. Write code for 5G networks.
Intel said Monday that Cohere Technologies’ software could double the use of some of the spectrum on the network with Intel chips, benefiting operators who spend billions on frequency rights purchases.