Jio and Google Cloud partner to provide Indian consumers with better connectivity

Jio and Google Cloud partner to provide Indian consumers with better connectivity

The partnership is an effort to provide 5G to Indian consumers, connecting them to a faster and better internet, and helping businesses in their digital transformation.

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Reliance Jio Infocomm (Jio), a subsidiary of Reliance Industries, and Google Cloud are working together to provide 5G technology in enterprise and consumer segments nationwide.

With Google Cloud’s scalable infrastructure, Reliance also hopes to enable its retail business to achieve better operational efficiency, modernise and scale for growth, and deliver better performance and experiences to customers. 

Utilising the benefits of 5G

In an effort to digitise India with faster and better connectivity, Google Cloud will provide a complete end-to-end cloud offering for a fully automated lifecycle management of Jio’s 5G network and services.

Combined with its telco-specific capabilities for security, performance, and resilience, Google Cloud will help Jio’s 5G service to meet the demands of customers.

By using Edge Cloud infrastructure, Google Cloud provides an open, 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.

Additionally, Jio and Google Cloud will collaborate to bring a portfolio of 5G edge computing solutions to help industries address its 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 moving to Google Cloud

As part of the partnership, Reliance will also augment its compute workload for retail business, using Google’s AI/ML, e-commerce, 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. 

“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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