Indian telco Reliance Jio Infocomm, one of the constituent companies of billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Group, has entered into a long-term strategic relationship with Google Cloud that will see the latter offer complete end-to-end cloud services for fully automated life-cycle management of Jio’s 5G network and services.
Google Cloud’s edge cloud infrastructure will also provide Jio with an open, highly scalable and high-platform to serve hundreds of millions of subscribers to Jio’s 5G service. The companies will also collaborate to bring a portfolio of 5G edge computing solutions to help industries address real business challenges.
For instance, 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 solutions in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), data and analytics and other cloud-native technologies.
Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and Alphabet, said, “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.”