Intel corp has announced partnering up with Reliance Jio to work on 5G network technology. Last year Intel’s venture capital unit invested $250 mn in Reliance Jio. Intel will be working on its 5G RAN with Jio along with other things. Intel saw a 20% growth in networking chips in 2020 and a part of it was due to their investment in FlexRAN 10 years ago. FlexRAN allows carriers or software firms to write code for 5G networks.