Reliance Jio’s optic fiber-based broadband service commercially launches in India today. Reliance Jio will also announce full data plans of Jio Fiber and other details of its broadband and DTH services.
Reliance Jio first unveiled its fiber broadband service at the company’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in 2018. The telco started running a beta trial of Jio Fiber (GigaFiber) from August 15 in select cities. Jio charged a refundable deposit of Rs 2,500 for its Jio Fiber service.
Jio has been running beta tests under Jio Fiber Preview Offer through which users received 100 Mbps data speeds with 100GB of data for 90 days. Once this much data was exhausted users could get an additional top-up of 40GB data. The telco plans to reach 20 million residences and 15 million business establishments in 1,600 towns with its Jio Fiber service. Jio also aims to power three levels of users starting with home, small businesses and large enterprises.
Jio Fiber: Data plans
Reliance Jio has promised to offer data plans priced between Rs 700 to Rs 10,000. The base plan will come with 100Mbps data speeds. The most expensive Jio Fiber plan priced at Rs 10,000 will offer data speeds of 1Gbps. Reliance Jio will also run a limited time ‘Welcome Offer’ for users who opt for Jio Fiber annual plans. Through this offer, customers will be eligible for a free HD or 4K LED TV and a 4K Jio set-top box.
Jio set top box
Jio is offering a digital set top box along with its Jio Fiber subscription. The set-top-box comes bundled with multimedia features. Jio set top box will allow users to access popular OTT platforms as well as live TV channels. The set-top-box will also be capable of video calling and even gaming. Jio set top box is compatible with all gaming controllers and will support console titles like FIFA 2019.
The company said Jio set-top-box is “at par with the best in the world” in terms of graphic performance and will deliver “zero latency.”
Jio Fiber offers
Like other Jio services, Jio Fiber also comes bundled with freebies. Jio Fiber offers come with access to free voice calls to any operator (fixed or mobile) in the country. Jio will also launch its ‘First Day First Show’ offer next year which will let Jio Fiber users watch movies the same day as theatre release.Jio also launched an unlimited international calling pack at ‘Rs 500 per month’ for the US and Canada.