Jio trains teams in India, US and Europe to develop 5G capabilities, generate partnerships, Telecom News, ET Telecom
The move will help the company deliver a rich set of 5G solutions in India, “on par or even better than the rest of the world.”
“And, we even initiated some partnerships, as well as we created a technical team in Europe to develop long-term capabilities even beyond 5G,” said Jio President Kiran Thomas.
Jio has completed 5G coverage planning for 1,000 major cities based on targeted customer consumption and revenue potential and uses heat maps, 3D maps and ray tracing technology for accurate coverage planning to target high consumption and high perception locations.
“…prior to large-scale deployment, we have already started the planning work for the deployment of the 5G network. With the rich analytics we have and the very clear visibility we have of usage on our network, we have a very precise understanding of where data consumption is the highest and where the growth is the highest,” said Thomas/
Jio, he said, has very clear visibility into all handsets, especially 5G-enabled handsets, connecting to its network and the locations from which they connect.
“And, we use the most modern approaches to network planning, especially 3D maps and ray tracing technology, because 5G is quite a unique technology, which requires very advanced network planning techniques, and we are undertaking it for all of India, so that as and when we receive the approvals to deploy this network, we will be well prepared to prioritize our deployment, where we can make the maximum contribution,” said added Thomas.
Jio is also increasing the fiber as well as the electrical situation at all of its sites to prepare for 5G. “…while the time has come to deploy 5G equipment, especially where we have fiber assets, we have all the planning in place to be able to deploy it extremely quickly,” he added.
Jio is currently conducting 5G field trials in several cities in India. During the winning calls, the telecom operator highlighted some of the use cases for 5G, such as the 5G robot delivering food trays to patients monitored by a cloud-based fleet management system; connected ambulances broadcasting vital information via 5G; 5G site inspection using a 5G connected drone; and 5G robotics in warehouse automation.