Celona specializes in providing 5G to enterprises, Cellwize specialized in mobile network automation and orchestration, Azion focuses on edge computing platform solution, and lastly, Pensando Systems is engaged in the new edge services model of enterprise and cloud computing domain.
“We are committed to supporting companies with the vision to realize 5G’s potential impact on the mobile ecosystem, and its ability to reshape industries entirely,” said Quinn Li, Senior Vice President, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and global head of Qualcomm Ventures. “We are thrilled to support Celona, Cellwize, Azion, and Pensando Systems to scale their businesses and accelerate 5G deployment and adoption.”
Reliance Industries‘ Jio Platforms (Jio) along with its wholly-owned subsidiary Radisys Corporation, in partnership with Qualcomm, has developed open and interoperable interface compliant architecture based 5G solutions with a virtualized RAN, ETTelecom had recently reported.
This follows after Qualcomm Ventures’ announcement of an investment of Rs 730 crore in Jio Platforms for a 0.15 % stake.
“Qualcomm Technologies, through our 5G RAN platforms, is dedicated to support this shift and enable new and innovative 5G network deployments,” said Durga Malladi, SVP and GM, 4G/5G, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
“As a part of this initiative, we are pleased to be working with companies such as Celona, Cellwize, Azion and Pensando Systems on this evolution of enterprise networks, and we are eager to collaborate with other companies to transform industries and use cases with 5G technologies,” Malladi added.
“With private 5G, the entire industry needs to rethink enterprise wireless networks – from product architectures to go-to-market models. We are looking forward to connecting with Qualcomm Technologies’ vast ecosystem of technology partners to lead the industry in enabling 5G connectivity in the enterprise,” said Rajeev Shah, CEO, and co-founder at Celona.
“Qualcomm Technologies is an industry leader in spearheading the research and development of technologies that are making the 5G connected world a commercial reality,” said Ofir Zemer, CEO of Cellwize. “We are very excited to be working together on this important and impactful mission, and to collaborate on accelerating 5G.”
“At Azion, we simplify how enterprises and service providers build and run applications at the edge, providing a software-defined, open, and programmable full-stack edge platform. We are excited to work with Qualcomm Technologies and its ecosystem to accelerate the adoption of 5G and edge computing,” said Rafael Umann, CEO at Azion.
“In addition to helping us scale our business, this investment from Qualcomm Ventures brings us an investor with a deep understanding of 5G technologies and requirements, as well as strong ecosystem relationships in every major market from healthcare to retail, automotive and manufacturing,” said Prem Jain, CEO of Pensando Systems.