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Jio collaborates with NXP to build new 5G NR O-RAN small cells

NXP Semiconductors and Jio Platforms said that they are collaborating to implement a 5G NR O-RAN small cell solution.

NXP Semiconductors and Jio Platforms said that they are collaborating to implement a 5G NR O-RAN small cell solution. The combined solution will power new RAN networks that will deliver high performance, enabling a wide range of 5G use cases for broadband access as well as Industry 4.0 and IoT applications.

As part of this engagement, NXP said that Jio has leveraged its processors in new 5G NR solutions which have been successfully tested at 100 MHz channel bandwidth in a 3.5 GHz spectrum with peak data rates of 1 Gbps+.

As a result, Jio’s 5G NR radio solutions are well suited for next-generation RAN networks, providing increased indoor and outdoor performance and enabling a wide range of 5G use cases, said the company.

“The NXP processor platform is an important component of Jio’s 5G journey. 5G New Radio solutions require flexibility in terms of the platform features, efficiency and rich tooling, which NXP brings to the table. Along with NXP, Jio Platforms has developed state-of-the-art radio products, which are compliant to the 3GPP as well as to the O-RAN standards,” said Aayush Bhatnagar, senior vice president of Jio Platforms.

NXP said its Layerscape family of multicore processors provides high levels of integration and deliver strong performance leveraging the combination of Arm 64-bit cores, networking and security offload engines with wide high-speed SerDes interfaces for highly integrated system implementation.

Hardware networking offload includes switching, timing, parsing and Quality of Service (QoS), providing offload for eCPRI C/U- and S-Plane offloads including virtualized and containerized L1/L2 applications. The overall system delivers efficient, scalable performance via software programmable implementation.

“The collaboration with Jio to develop, test and deploy 5G solutions underscores the power of our Layerscape products and the growing ability of NXP’s antenna-to-processor portfolio to accelerate new 5G deployments,” said Tareq Bustami, senior vice president and general manager, Network Edge at NXP Semiconductors.

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