Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Samsung, Reliance Jio to improve LTE services in India

At the ongoing MWC 2017 in Barcelona, Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Jio announced it is extending its partnership with Samsung to bring 5G to India. In addition Samsung announced a new initiative called I&G (Infill & Growth) Project, aimed at improving the current 4G network's capacity as well as network coverage in the country.

The project will utilise Reliance Jio's spectrum in the 850, 1800 and 2300 MHz bands, to enable seamless indoor and outdoor coverage in dense urban areas. The project will also extend Jio's coverage in rural areas by expanding it reach over 90 percent of the country's population.

Samsung-Reliance Jio relationship goes back to 2012, when both companies signed turnkey agreements. Samsung already provides LTE core, base stations and solution required for VoLTE services and massive deployment services for establishing a nationwide network for Jio. The two companies have successfully established the world's largest greenfield LTE network. Moreover, the South Korean tech giant also enabled assisted to offer Quality Monitoring and Analysis (VoMA) and Cognitive Traffic Monitoring and Optimizer for a superior user experience. 

Samsung at the event also showcased several 5G ready networking technologies exclusively made for India including home routers, 5G radio base stations and modern chipsets. They will be launched in the country in the future.

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