Reliance Jio Fiber with broadband speeds upto 1Gbps to be commercially available from September 5 across India

Jio Fiber is set to be commercially available for people across
India from September 5, Mukesh Ambani, Chairman, Reliance
Industries Ltd at it’s 42nd Annual General Meeting (AGM)
announced. 

The day also marks the third anniversary of Jio which now boasts
of over 340 million subscriber base making it the numero uno
telecom operator in India. 

Jio Fiber is the FTTH (Fiber-to-the-home) service for home
broadband users in India. The service has been in beta testing
since over a year now in 0.5 million homes and in the interim has
generated around 15 million registrations from across 1,600 towns
of India.

Jio plans to reach over 20 million residences and 15 million
businesses around India as it plans to roll out to the wider
audience in the next 12 months.

Let’s take a look at the different services offered by Jio
Fiber.

Jio Fiber Home Broadband price and features

With Jio Fiber, users will get access to internet connectivity
with speeds upto 1Gbps. The base plan will offer 100Mbps speeds and
starts at Rs 700 per month. It goes all the way up to Rs 10,000
each month.

As part of the Jio Fiber Welcome Offer, everyone who subscribes
to any of Jio Forever Annual Plans will get an HD or 4K television
along with Jio 4K set-top box.

Jio Fiber will come bundled with subscriptions to major leading
OTT platforms. At the moment, it wasn’t revealed who those
players are and we don’t know whether Netflix, Prime Video or
Hotstar are among those platforms. However, we could spot Eros Now,
Voot and ALTBalaji apps during the presentation. 

Reliance will also offer a Premium membership of Jio Fiber to
customers which comes with a bunch of additional services like
First-Day-First-Show Movies. 

Anyone with a subscription of Jio Fiber Premium service will be
able to watch movies on their TV at their time of release in
theaters. This service is scheduled to start from sometime in
mid-2020.

Jio is offering a landline phone with the broadband connection
with unlimited calling facility. The company reiterated its promise
of providing voice calls from JioFiber landline free for
everyone.

Also, Jio announced international US and Canada tariffs for its
customers with unlimited calling at Rs 500 per month.

The Jio Fiber connection comes with the Jio 4K set-top box and
gives access to ultra HD content. It will also allow users to
initiate multi-party video conferencing via Jio Call for free.

Jio’s 4K set-top box supports broadcast input from local cable
operators in different regions. Reliance had acquired stakes in
three major cable operators– DEN, Hathway and GTPL to that effect.
The combination of the three operators will allow Jio access to
over 30,000 local cable operators across India.

Reliance will offer these operators upgraded infrastructure to
help them one-up DTH operators. At least, that’s the aim for
Jio.

Jio’s set-top box also offers “console-like” gaming and
the company has partnered with Microsoft Game Studios, Riot Games,
Tencent Games, Gameloft, Milestone and more for its catalog of
games which it calls Jio Games.

The device is compatible with all major console controllers and
enables 4K gaming with little to no latency.

We can expect titles like Halo, Age of Empires, Forza, League of
Legends, PUBG Mobile, Arena of Valor, Asphalt, Modern Combat to be
available from the catalog. However, we are not sure at the moment
whether Jio Games will be an add-on to the base subscription or
will be offered with every tariff plan.

Jio also revealed its Mixed Reality headset, the Jio Holoboard
during the presentation, which works synonymously with the set-top
box. It is created by Tesseract which is a company working in the
immersive technology space in India. 

There is no release date for the Jio Holoboard as of now but it
aims to offer immersive shopping, education and theater-like
entertainment experiences powered by its apps.

For power users, Reliance has announced Jio PostPaid Plus
service which is touted to be a platinum grade service and product
experience. This includes priority migration to Jio from the
comfort of your home, family plans with data sharing, better tariff
rates on international roaming and phone upgrades.

Source: FS – All Tech News 2
Reliance Jio Fiber with broadband speeds upto 1Gbps to be commercially available from September 5 across India