NXP Semiconductors to provide chips for Jio’s upcoming 5G solutions
Dutch semiconductor company NXP Semiconductors announced today a partnership with billionaire Mukesh Ambani Jio platforms Limited. As part of the partnership, Jio will use NXP’s multi-core Layerscape processors for its upcoming 5G radio access networks (RANs). The native telecommunications company will use NXP chips for its 5G New Radio (NR) Open-RAN small cell solutions to enable use in 5G broadband, such as the Internet of Things (IoT).
According to the companies, 5G NR solutions have already been successfully tested at a bandwidth of 100MHz in the 3.5GHz spectrum, with peak data speeds above 1Gbps.
“Together with NXP, Jio Platforms has developed state-of-the-art radio products that meet 3GPP as well as O-RAN standards. We have a history of working closely with NXP and look forward to further strengthening it, ”said Aayush Batnagar, Senior Vice President, Jio Platforms.
Ambani announced that Jio tested the local 5G solution with partners in India during the company’s annual general meeting (AGM) earlier this month. “Jio engineers have developed a 100% home-grown and comprehensive 5G solution that is fully cloud-based, software-defined and digitally managed. connection, “he said at the time.
The telecommunications specialist has applied for trial licenses in four major metro cities in India, including Delhi, Gujarat, Mumbai and Hyderabad. The Ministry of Telecommunications (DoT) allowed Jio, Airtel and Vodafone Idea to begin testing 5G services on the 700MHz, 3.5GHz and 26GHz bands in May.
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