Mumbai: Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani has launched the JioGigaFiber at the company’s 42nd AGM held on Monday.
JioGigaFiber will be available starting September 5, for anyone to purchase in India, eliminating the need for registrations. At a complimentary offering, Jio will offer a free 4K/HD TV and a 4K set-top box with ‘Jio Forever Annual Plans’.
Starting at Rs 700, JioGigaFiber will offer at least 100Mbps broadband to the users. Maxing at Rs 10,000 per month, JioGigaFiber subscription will offer free fixed voice calling, along with fixed line rates for international calling at Rs 500 per month for US and Canada. This plan will provide the users with unlimited calling to international numbers. Not only free voice, JioGigaFiber plans come bundled with OTT platform subscriptions, newly-released movies.
Launched last year as a trial service, JioGigaFiber generated 15 million registrations across 1,600 cities with the trials already running in 0.5 million homes.
JioGigaFiber will deliver high-speed 100Mbps broadband for the minimum tier while the top-end tier will offer 1Gbps broadband speeds to the consumers.
The JioGigaFiber set-top box, which was originally available for Rs 4,500 before its price was slashed to Rs 2,500, will soon feature live TV broadcast leveraging Jio’s partnerships with LCO companies, including Hathway and DEN.
For premium customers, JioPostPaid Plus will be available to get “platinum-grade” services such as priority SIM setup service at home, “seamless” data and voice connectivity, “unprecedented” family plans with data sharing, and phone upgrades at preferential plans.
The high-speed optical fibre-based broadband service comes as a stiff competition to ISPs who have been struggling to endure the onslaught ever since Jio was launched.
JioGigaFiber will also propel Reliance Jio into smart home domain, including smart TV, that has been increasingly expanding in India as the overall data networks and their coverage improve.