Reliance Jio announced its optical-fibre-based Fixedline broadband service – called JIOFIBER – in India today at the company’s AGM event. Rumours had suggested that this service will be called Jio GigaFiber but Jio had other plans in mind. Jio GigaFiber has an official name and it is called JIOFIBER. The broadband service is announced and will be available only starting September 5 — the day when Jio turns three in India.
Reliance Industry Chairman Mukesh Ambani says, “Over the past year, we have built significant momentum in our JIOFIBER rollout and we are confident that we will complete our network rollout within the next 12 months.” JIOFIBER offers several services and lots of them are for free like — free FullHD TV.
Let’s take a quick look at everything users get with JIOFIBER:
–With JIOFIBER users will get fast broadband speeds of up to 1GBPS.
— JIOFIBER brings a landline phone connection at no additional cost.
— JIOFIBER comes along with a free Digital set-top box that offers services like — Ultra HD entertainment, VR content, Multi-party video conferencing, Voice-enabled virtual assistants, home security, some smart home solutions and interactive gaming.
–The company announces, the basic JIOFIBER plan will offer 100 Mbps speed and the most expensive plan will offer speed up to 1 Gbps or 1000 Mbps. Jio believes this will “disproportionately improve the quality of fixed-line data in India”.
–Free voice calls from Jio home phone to any Indian operator.
–Lowest fixed-line rates for International calling.
— There’s unlimited international calling pack at 500 per month to US and Canada.
–JIOFIBER comes bundled with subscriptions to most leading premium OTT applications.
— Premium JIOFIBER users will be able to watch movies in their living rooms the same day these movies are released in theatres. This service is called JIO FIRST-DAY-FIRST-SHOW. This service will kick off in the middle of 2020.
–Jio launches JIO POSTPAID PLUS for JIOFIBER users that offers services like — priority SIM-setup service at home, seamless data and voice connectivity across all devices, both at home and outside, unprecedented Family plans, cheap International roaming, phone upgrades at preferential rates, and lastly all your home solutions on your phone.
–JIO FIBER annual Jio Forever plan will offer Free FullHD TV or Home PC to users and 4K set-top-box absolutely free of cost. This is called Jio Welcome offer.
JIOFIBER plans and availability
Reliance Jio is yet to announce the tariff plans for JIOFIBER. We expect the company to announce the plans before or on September 5 — when the service will be commercially available. At AGM the company confirmed that JioFiber plans will be priced between Rs 700 to Rs 10,000 per month. The company has revealed that the complete details of tariffs will be available from September 5 on Jio.com and MyJio application.