Reliance Communications (RCom) plans to rope in strategic partners for its infrastructure and technology innovation unit for 3G mobile business. The company is in talks with global players including Motorola, HP, Intel and Sony, sources said on Sunday.
Discussions are also being held with technology firms such as Red Hat, SNAPin Software, weComm, Rubberduck Media Lab and Skyfire Labs.
The telecom arm of the Anil Dhirubhai Ambani group is looking for partners in its 3G innovation lab, which has been set up as an end-to-end wireless network infrastructure and new technology provider for high-speed 3G mobile services.
The company will also let out the services of the lab to other operators and service providers to further monetise its investment in this newly set-up unit, sources said, adding, this could be part of RCom’s plans to raise funds for the launch and expansion of 3G services.
When contacted, an RCOM spokesperson declined to comment on the global partnerships, while confirming the company’s move to set up a full-fledged 3G innovation lab.