Reliance Jio said it has developed a 5G Network Slicing Platform (NSP) over its fifth-generation network which will enable Network Slicing-as-a-Service (NSaaS).
“This platform pre-integrated with Jio’s home-grown Cloud Native OSS and BSS (TM Forum Certified), to deliver an end to end service experience starting right from a customer-facing marketplace of 5G apps,” Jio Senior Vice President, Aayush Bhatnagar, said in a Linkedin social media post.
With Private and enterprise 5G use cases maturing, the NSaaS capability coupled with cloud-native automation will make 5G service delivery possible at scale, Bhatnagar added.
Jio recently said it has enabled edge computing on its cloud-native 5G network at more than 50 facilities across India.
“Jio continues to expand its Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) capabilities, by extending its Standalone 5G network to more than 50 facilities across India,” Bhatnagar had said.
The Mukesh Ambani-led telco has been carrying out trials of innovative use cases, some of which include pilot of connected robotics, Voice and Messaging over 5G NR or VoNR, an AI multimedia chatbot, and immersive high-definition virtual reality (HD VR) meeting, that it has conducted earlier over its homegrown 5G stack.
The telco claims to have developed its own homegrown 5G stack which it plans to offer abroad once testing its competence on a pan-India scale.
Jio has completed 5G coverage planning for 1,000 top cities based on targeted customer consumption and revenue potential and is using heat maps, 3D maps and ray tracing technology for precise coverage planning to target high consumption and high perception locations. Alongside, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea — are also trialling new use cases with their equipment partners as well as enterprise players.
5G spectrum sale will be held this year to facilitate the rollout of fifth-generation by private telecom operators in 2023, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said while announcing the Union Budget 2022-23.