Jio and Google Cloud partner on 5G across India
Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (Jio) and Google Cloud have formed a long-term strategic relationship with a goal of powering 5G to enterprise and consumer customers across India.
At the same time, Jio will leverage Google Cloud's scalable infrastructure for its retail business to create better operational efficiency, modernise and scale for growth, and deliver better customer experience.
Specifically, Google Cloud will provide a complete end-to-end cloud offering for fully automated lifecycle management of Jio's 5G network and services.
"Cloud solutions is a key area where we are collaborating with Google,” said Mukesh Ambani, chairman and managing director, Reliance Industries Limited, Jio’s parent company.
“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,"
In addition, Jio and Google Cloud will work together to deliver a portfolio of 5G edge computing solutions to help industries address business challenges. This includes building new services across gaming, healthcare, education, and video entertainment sectors, which will use Jio's 5G network, software and Google Cloud's innovations in AI/ML, data and analytics, and other cloud-native technologies.
"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,” said Sundar Pichai, CEO, Google and Alphabet.
“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."
As part of the partnership, Reliance will also enhance 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 using Google Cloud for 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.