Reliance Jio’s 4G LTE small cell network comprising thousands of Airspan small cells is carrying more than 350 TB of data and terminating more than five million VoLTE calls daily, the company said in a statement.
The 4G entrant, which is now serving over 100 million customers across India, said that its small cell deployment would help its self-healing Heterogeneous Network or HetNeT to transition to 5G technology seamlessly. Jio is experiencing an unprecedented rate of data adoption and usage.
Reliance Jio and Airspan are working together to deploy a network of small cells and small cell backhaul products in total to provide coverage and capacity for delivering high-speed broadband data, voice, and digital services across India. The two companies have partnered through an extensive design, development, integration, and deployment cycle in record time to create a cost efficient indoor capacity tool for use today.
“The design provides a strong path towards 5G with the same tools and building blocks, allowing a further quantum leap in capacity,” a statement said.
“The deployment has completely changed the traditional macro-centric deployment models by leveraging a Smart HetNet model supported and orchestrated by a cloud-centric SON framework. e are driving a digital platform and broadband network movement to meet the expectations of a data hungry nation," Reliance Jio’s president Mathew Oommen said in a statement.
Oommen said that the small cell deployment had enabled the telco to proactively and rapidly address data demand through targeted deployments.
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"Airspan thrives on invention and disrupting outdated traditional equipment manufacturers. This is our exclusive mission. The accomplishments with Jio make us very proud, and we are grateful for the trust and cooperation that has been extended by the phenomenal Jio team,” Eric Stonestrom, Airspan's CEO said.