After grabbing a significant chunk of mobile subscribers in India, Reliance Jio is looking to make its mark in the broadband sector with JioFiber. The telco will be offering its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband services with data benefits of 1.1TB at a speed of up to 100Mbps.
Initially, the customers will get 100GB of high-speed data and will be able top-up with packs of 40GB of free data up to 25 times a month. These incremental packs total out to 1,000GB (1TB). Along with the pre-allocated 100GB, it sums up to 1.1TB of data benefits each month.
But in case you’re wondering about how to avail the offer, JioFiber is yet to launch commercially and the company is expected to roll out services in the second half of 2018. The said plan will be launched by the company as an introductory plan for both domestic and business customers across India.
Along with the data benefits, users will also get access to premium Jio applications like JioCinema, JioMusic, JioCloud, JioSecurity etc. Along with FTTH services, Jio might also roll out its internet protocol television (IPTV) service as hinted from previous launch speculations. The Hindu learned that Jio is targeting 100 million customers around 30 cities in India.
Moreover, earlier reports say that the FTTH connection will be offered for free effectively – although customers will be required to pay a refundable security deposit of Rs. 4,500. Jio, reportedly, aims to go forward with the same mantra it used for the success of its mobile business i.e. providing a variety of services at an affordable price.
Jio is probably the first broadband provider in India that will offer Wi-Fi signal extension through repeaters or similar hardware along with its dual-band Home Gateway router.
By the end of 2018, Jio aims to “cover 99% of India“. It claims to have the widest fiber optic network in India and is currently in the final stage of testing which means we can expect the exciting offer to be available soon.