Reliance Jio has sought government’s permission to undertake 5G trials based on technology and design developed by it.

As per industry sources, if the 5G technology foray was successful, the design and technology for equipment could be outsourced for manufacturing to third-party players.

The move follows Jio’s decision to broaden its 5G trial runs horizon beyond South Korea-based Samsung and explore partnerships with Huawei Technologies, Ericsson, and Nokia Networks.