Reliance Jio to deploy own voice tech for its 5G network, Technology News, ETtech


Reliance Jio Infocomm will deploy its own voice over new radio (VoNR) technology to offer voice services on its future 5G network in the country, a senior company executive said, adding that the telco is waiting for spectrum to try the technology which is part of its entirely self-developed 5G play.

The telco has already developed its own technology which powers its voice over LTE (VoLTE) services nationally and handles more than 10 billion minutes of calls on a daily basis. Kiran Thomas, president at Reliance Industries (RIL), Jio’s parent, said that VoNR is backward compatible and will work on 4G as well.

“So even as we bring in VoNR capabilities, VoLTE services will continue to run seamlessly on the same equipment. We are waiting for spectrum being made available,” Thomas said at a briefing late on Thursday. Jio Platforms has created an end-to-end suite of products and platforms, which is being made in India. It covers radio and core components, called network functions, developing all components in-house.

Thomas said “this entire intellectual property is owned by Jio Platforms. We are keeping it cloud native, so that not just in our own data centres, but we have to take the solutions outside our data centres to serve external customers, that transition would be fairly easy,” he said.

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