Reliance Jio has developed its own 5G technology as it is planning to reduce dependence on foreign vendors and bring cost-related advantages.

As per industry sources, Jio has already replaced Nokia and Oracle’s 4G voice technology with its own from its pan-India network.

The move is perhaps a global first, where a mobile phone company has developed in-house technology to replace third-party equipment vendors.

Jio has designed its own hardware for the 5G technology, which could be made in India once 5G trials are successful along with the internet of things (IoT) gear.

The telco had already informed the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and had also sought its approval to conduct 5G trials based on its own technology.