Reliance Jio GigaFiber will reportedly offer a combo deal of broadband-landline-TV to its subscribers at INR 600 per month. At this price, the service would also include additional amenities while the connectivity capacity of up to 40 devices to the smart home network would be available at up to INR 1,000 for the subscribers.
Jio GigaFiber To Offer 12 Months of Free Access To Internet, Telephone, DTH Services in 1,600 Cities
According to the report, Reliance is testing GigaFiber in New Delhi and Mumbai offering up to 100GB of data at 100Mbps of speed for free. Although the service is being offered free of cost, the users will have to pay a one-time charge of INR 4,500 for the router. Reliance Jio GigaFiber service includes internet, telephone, and television services in a package.
The initial phase consists of internet services, but the company plans on adding telephone and television services (DTH) in the coming months. On commercial rollout, all the three services included in the package would remain free for up to one year, and the charges would apply from next year onwards. The source quoted in the report revealed that the triple combo offer at INR 600 would include access to up to 600 channels with seven-day catch-up option, landline service, and up to 100Mbps broadband speeds. For the subscribers who would want to add smart home services, they may have to shell out extra money as per the plan that could go up to INR 1,000 per month. It is being rolled out in 1,600 cities all across India.
Jio GigaFiber With Additional Services Including Smart Home, CCTV, Gaming
The landline service offered by Jio GigaFiber would include unlimited calling while access to TV channels would be provided via IPTV (Internet Protocol Television). The source quoted in the report by Livemint stated that Jio GigaFiber would power all the services through ONT (Optical Network Terminal) box router that is capable of connecting around 40-45 devices including smartphones, smart TVs, tablets, laptops, and more. The source also hinted at additional services such as gaming, closed-circuit television (CCTV), and smart home systems.
Jio GigaFiber would boast 100Mbps of average speed while the highest speed limit would go up to 1Gbps. The company may reportedly store the data for additional services like CCTV footage on cloud rendering it easily accessible for the connected devices.
Jio GigaFiber Setting Standards For Rivals
Going by the details mentioned in the report and believing the information shared by the internal source at the company, Jio GigaFiber could completely disrupt the broadband scene in India. All the other service providers would be facing tough competition as Jio has bundled its GigaFiber with other services making it easier for the consumer to pay cumulatively. Combining DTH and Telephone services with the Internet could be a masterstroke by Jio. Also, other services such as CCTV may also pick the pace as it is becoming a household necessity for safety.
It would take a lot of planning for the competitors to match up to Jio GigaFibers. We will get to know the full picture once Jio GigaFiber rolls out commercially.