Jio and Google Cloud to Collaborate on 5G Technology to Enable a Billion Indians Access Superior Connectivity

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Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (Jio), a subsidiary of Reliance
Industries Limited, 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 thereby enabling its retail business to achieve better operational efficiency,
modernize and scale for growth, and deliver better performance and experiences to
customers.
Jio and Google Cloud to unlock the transformational impact of 5G
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.

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. 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 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.
Retail Businesses to migrate to Google Cloud
As part of the partnership, Reliance will also augment its compute workload for retail
business taking advantage of Google’s AI/ML, ecommerce, and demand forecasting
offerings. This will help Reliance to rapidly grow its new commerce business to leverage
Google Cloud with increased reliability and performance, as well as 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.

“Cloud solutions is a key area where we are collaborating with Google. Jio will use Google
Cloud’s cutting-edge technologies to power Jio’s 5G solutions and for powering the
internal needs of key Reliance growth businesses like Reliance Retail, JioMart, JioSaavn
and JioHealth.” said, Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director, Reliance
Industries Limited
“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

 

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