Reliance Jio Commences Testing of its Broadband Services

Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Jio, the digital arm and service provider by Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) recently initialized the testing of its fiber optics broadband service. The facility will allow users to experience 1GBPS high-speed Internet.

Interested individuals may avail of Reliance Jio broadband services for free under its ‘Welcome Offer’, post which, monthly plans are expected to be made available with prices starting from Rs.500.

Reliance Jio Fiber Broadband

Reliance Jio plans to extend its fiber optics service in the cities of Mumbai and Delhi as part of its pilot testing phase. Post this, the data plans would be priced at Rs. 500/month. The service is called Jio Fiber Broadband.

Jio is implementing fiber optic technology which would help boost its high-speed connectivity. As compared to several players in the market, Jio is offering 1GBPS or 125MBPS which is not measured in megabit but megabytes per second. This would mean that a 1GB file would take approximately 8 seconds to get completely downloaded onto devices when the broadband service is active at full speed.

Set-up process

Individuals may avail of Reliance Jio Fiber Broadband services if their homes or business locations fall under Jio’s extent of coverage. Reliance Jio would have to install wiring which would help create the network. Individuals may even opt for the LYF fiber router and LAN connection, both of which are free under the current preview offer.

Tariff plans

Pricing is expected to be offered across various price bands like Silver, Gold, and Platinum plans. These plans are expected to be mainly based on speed and volume. Along with high-speed Internet services, users will also gain access to a host of Jio applications like JioCinema, JioMusic, and JioTV.

During the RIL AGM, Chairman and Managing Director, Mukesh Ambani stated that the company would be offering wireless telecom and data services as well as fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) services through Reliance Jio.

Reliance Jio

Reliance Jio launched its commercial telecom services in September 2016. Active Jio users can avail of free unlimited HD voice and video calling, high-speed 4G data, and premium content streaming platforms. These content services allow individuals to stream music, watch on-demand movies, and experience quality live TV services.

Post the welcome offer period that extends to 31st December 2016, users may either subscribe to Reliance Jio’s prepaid services or postpaid services. The data plans are priced at Rs. 50/GB which is touted to be the cheapest in the world.

Through its offering of broadband and telecom services, Reliance Jio is set to impact the entire digital landscape of India.

Summary

Reliance Jio commences testing phase of its FTTH broadband services in India.

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