Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (Jio), a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), and Google Cloud are embarking on a comprehensive, long-term strategic relationship with a goal of powering 5G in enterprise and consumer segments nationwide.
In addition, Reliance will also take advantage of Google Cloud’s scalable infrastructure, enabling its retail business to achieve better operational efficiency, modernization, and scale for growth and deliver better customer performance and experiences.
To further Jio’s mission to digitize India with faster and better connectivity, Google Cloud will provide a complete end-to-end Cloud offering for fully-automated lifecycle management of Jio’s 5G network and services.
Google Cloud’s deep expertise and innovation, combined with telco-specific capabilities for security, performance, and resilience, will help Jio’s 5G service to meet the demands of customers, thereby strengthening Jio’s position as one of the leading network and largest service providers in the country, Jio said in a statement.
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Edge Cloud infrastructure from Google Cloud provides an open, highly scalable and high-performing platform for supporting Jio, which in turn empowers hundreds of millions of Jio subscribers that are expected to use the 5G service, the statement added.
In addition, Jio and Google Cloud will collaborate to bring a portfolio of 5G edge computing solutions to help industries address real business challenges. Jio will explore building new services across the gaming, healthcare, education, and video entertainment sectors.
These services will use Jio’s 5G network, software, and Google Cloud’s innovations in AI/ML, data and analytics, and other cloud-native technologies delivered by Jio and powered by Google Cloud.
As part of the partnership, Reliance will also augment its compute workload for retail businesses taking advantage of Google’s AI/ML, eCommerce and demand forecasting offerings. This will help Reliance rapidly grow its new commerce business to leverage Google Cloud with increased reliability and performance and scale up as needed to respond to customer demand.
Jio will also adopt Google Cloud’s scalable, serverless data analytics platform to advance its data-led innovation strategy.
“We are delighted to announce a new 5G partnership with Reliance Jio to help Indian consumers connect to a faster and better internet and support businesses in their digital transformation and help Jio build new services in sectors like health, education and more. As part of this collaboration, Reliance will also shift its core retail businesses to Google Cloud infrastructure which will enable them to scale up and improve customer experience.” said Sundar Pichai, CEO, Google and Alphabet.