Reliance Jio To Acquire US Based Mimosa Networks For USD 60M To Ease Its 5G Services
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Reliance Jio To Acquire US Based Mimosa Networks For USD 60M To Ease Its 5G Services

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Jio Platforms, a subsidiary of Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries Ltd, will pay $60 million for communications equipment maker Mimosa Networks to bolster its expanding 5G and broadband services, the companies announced on Thursday.

Radisys Corp, a subsidiary of Jio Platforms, and Airspan Networks Holdings, which owns Mimosa, have reached an agreement.

Mimosa has a portfolio of point-to-point and point-to-multi-point products based on WiFi 5 and the newer WiFi 6E technologies, as well as related accessories, the statement said.

The conglomerate is expanding 5G and broadband services across the country through Jio, India's leading telecom service provider, after acquiring airwaves worth $11 billion in a 5G spectrum auction last year.

Reliance According to the statement, Jio Infocomm USA, a unit of Jio, is a shareholder in Airspan and has a seat on its board. Reliance has made several telecom investments and chose Nokia as a major supplier last year to expand next-generation wireless services across India.

The Mimosa agreement also comes at a time when some governments, including India, have either prohibited or discouraged the use of Huawei in national networks.

According to the statement, the transaction is subject to certain regulatory and other customary closing conditions, as well as approval by Airspan's senior lender, and is expected to close in the third quarter of 2023.