JioGigaFiber launched, to disrupt Indian broadband market

JioGigaFiber launched, to disrupt Indian broadband market

JioGigaFiber launched, to disrupt Indian broadband market

The JioPhone 2 is priced at Rs 2,999, and will be going on sale from August 15.

India's richest man Mukesh Ambani, who turned the country's mobile market upside down by offering free voice calls for life, is zeroing in on a new market - broadband internet.

The fixed line broadband will offer "ultra high-definition entertainment on large screen TVs, multi-party video conferencing from your living room, voice-activated virtual assistants, virtual reality gaming, digital shopping, immersive experiences", he said. Secondly, registrations for Jio GigaFiber - the company's name for its much-awaited fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband service - will start on August 15th.

Mumbai: Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani on Thursday announced the launch of Jio Phone 2. Under the Monsoon Hungama offer, buyers can get the JioPhone at just Rs. 501 instead of paying Rs. 1,500. It will be an interconnected network for Internet, TV, Voice, and Home platforms. The company aims to bring India among the top five global fixed line broadband players, and it has invested over ₹250,000 crores ($36 billion) for creating better mobile and broadband connectivity. "Jio is determined to move India to among the top 5 in fixed-line broadband, too", he said. Unlike the traditional JioPhone, the JioPhone 2 is comparatively bigger and wider, courtesy of a horizontal display employed this time around.

Jio announced that it will be extending its wired broadband service to homes, merchants, small and medium enterprises and large enterprises.

Nearly two years after rolling out its mobile services, Reliance Jio is now gearing up to bring another disruption in the telecom industry. Isha said the three most popular apps - WhatsApp, YouTube and Facebook - will be available on JioPhone from August 15.

While the series of services and gadgets launched by Ambani's in their 41st AGM have left most of us excited, it sure seems like an alarming situation for Amazon boss Jeff Bezos, who enjoys a large market share in India. The effort will involve the group's Reliance Retail Ltd and Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd businesses, he said.

The JioGiga Fiber network with all the essentials will turn a home into a JioGigaFiber smart home, in less than an hour. Fixed-line broadband offers hundreds to megabits, even gigabits per second of data speeds.

To complete a smart home setup, Reliance Jio will also be offering a range of Jio Smart Home Accessories like Door Sensor, Smart Plugs, Smart Speakers, Smart Doorbells, and more.

Related news