Reliance Industries Unveils JIO GigaFiber: Plans, Launch Date, Prices & More

Reliance Jio GigaFiber broadband service will be commercially available on September 5. Mukesh Ambani made this announcement at the 42nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) held on Monday, August 12. On 5th September, Jio will be turning 3 years old and according to Ambani Jio has made India “data shining bright”. Jio’s network is 4G+ as of now but it could be upgraded to 5G at a minimal cost. He said Reliance Jio is now the largest operator in India and the second largest in the world. Reliance Jio’s mobile user base has crossed over 340 million users and is adding nearly 10 million new users every month, which is commendable.

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Ambani said Jio is now betting on four new engines of growth: Internet of Things (IoT), home, enterprise broadband services as well as broadband for SMEs. Jio’s IoT(Internet Of Things) platform is expected to be available from January 1, 2020. Reliance Jio is expecting Rs 20,000 crore revenue from its IoT platform.

Reliance Industries has logged some 15 million registrations across 1,600 towns for Jio Giga Fiber, which the home services of Reliance Jio, so far. Currently, GigaFiber users have paid an advance refundable security deposit of 2,500 INR to 4,500 INR for the router but the broadband service will otherwise be free.

The Jio GigaFiber Set Top Box will also be made available to the local cable operators to improve the TV experience in households. Tencent, Gameloft, Microsoft, and many other companies will have their games available on the Jio GigaFiber Set-Top Box as well.

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Jio GigaFiber Broadband Plans

Jio GigaFiber broadband plans will start from 100Mbps and could go all the way up to 1Gbps. Depending on the plan, GigaFiber plans will range from 700 INR per month to 10,000 INR per month. As announced by Ambani, the voice calls from your home to any other Indian operator will be absolutely free forever. Even unveiled that the unlimited international calls to US/Canada will cost up to 500 INR per month only. Jio Fiber users will also get Jio Postpaid Plus. It will offer at-home portability, family plans, international roaming at a fraction of the cost, and phone upgrades at very preferential rates. The premium Jio Fiber customers will also be provided with the new movie released in the theaters on the same date of launch, calling this as ‘First Day First Show’ feature and will be available from mid-2020. There is a Jio Fiber Welcome offer as well in which the customers will get HD LED or 4K televisions and a 4K set-top box for free.

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Once Jio Fiber commercially launches across the country, interested customers can register for it through My Jio app or Jio’s official website. Although the Jio plans are much awaited due to it’s expanded footprints, it will definitely give a very tough call to many other already existing companies in the market.

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