Google Cloud deepened its partnership with Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited, a subsidiary of Reliance, on Thursday to boost 5G in enterprise and consumer segments in India. Reliance will leverage Google Cloud’s scalable infrastructure and enable its retail business to improve its operational efficiency.
Google Cloud will provide an end-to-end cloud offering for fully automated lifecycle management of Jio’s 5G network and services. Edge Cloud infrastructure from Google Cloud provides an open, highly 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.
In addition, Jio and Google Cloud will collaborate to bring a portfolio of 5G edge computing solutions to help industries address real 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.
Reliance will also augment 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 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.
“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,” said Sundar Pichai, CEO, Google and Alphabet.