Reliance unveils JioFiber broadband service, data plans start at Rs 700 per month


New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS): Reliance Industries (RIL) Chairman Mukesh Ambani on Monday announced the launch of Jio GigaFiber and said that the services would be available commercially from September 5.

Speaking to shareholders at the 42nd Annual General Meeting (AGM), Ambani said that the tariff plans would be priced between Rs 700 and Rs 10,000 per month.

"We are pricing our plans at less than 1/10th the global rates, to make it accessible for all. JioFiber plans will be priced between Rs 700 to Rs 10,000 per month to suit every budget and every need," he said.

He further said that starting August 15, 2018, the company invited registrations of interest from across India so that it could prioritise Jio GigaFiber rollout into localities with the highest interest and the the response was "overwhelming".

"We received over 15 million registrations from nearly 1,600 towns. And based on these registrations, we have drawn up a plan to reach 20 million residences and 15 million business establishments in these 1,600 towns," he said.

The RIL Chairman noted that the subscribers of of Jio GigaFiber would get broadband speeds of up to 1 GBPS, along with a landline phone connection, at no additional cost. It also provides a digital set-top-box to the consumers.

"We have designed our Jio set-top-box to accept the broadcast cable TV signals from our LCO partners. So that with every JIOFIBER home all our LCO partners will continue to have a steady stream of revenue for their broadcast TV business. We look forward to extending this partnership to all LCOs across the country," he added.

He further announced that the Jio GigaFiber customers who opt for our annual plans -- "Jio-Forever plans", will get an HD (High Definition) or 4K LED television and a 4K set-top-box for free.

Further, for small and medium businesses Jio GigaFiber enables a combination of fixed-line connectivity and cloud applications and in terms of large enterprises Jio GigaFiber and Jio's cloud solutions level the playing field for Indian enterprises enabling them to accelerate their digital transformation and compete globally using the very same technologies that are used by global majors.

Ambani in his speech also said that customers should pay for only one service, either voice or data.

"With this, I am pleased to announce that voice calls from home (landline) to any Indian operator - mobile or fixed - will be absolutely free forever."

The company also announced Jio GigaFIber plans will come bundled with subscriptions to most leading premium OTT applications.

"Also, for the first time in India, we are introducing a disruptive concept for watching new movies. Premium JioFiber customers will be able to watch movies in their living rooms the same day these movies are released in theatres. We call this Jio first-day-first-show. We plan to launch this service in the middle of 2020," he said.

  

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Nashville

    Tue, Aug 13 2019

    Reliance is already losing money ...

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  • ad, mangaluruu

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    Modi's mate launching Jio fiber during flash news on collapsing economy diverting the truth. Both Partners in crime.

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  • LAN.........,, Belman / Washington, DC.

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    People,

    High Speed Internet + Land Line phone + Basic TV, cost about $ 100 per month plus taxes = about Rs 7000 plus taxes in US currently.

    If Mukesh Ambani gives same service minus Cable TV for Rs 700 ( about $ 10 ) per month is a good thing to subscribers.

    What need to be seen, if Ambani pays taxes correctly like they do in US or pockets most of it need to be seen.

    When 5 G Mobile service is rolled out in India perhaps in next few years....Mobile phones will have 1 GBPS / Giga bits per second speed, which Ambani claims his Broadband fiber has...there are other factors like Latency, equipment and line protection, up-link and down-link speed etc, which I don;t want to discuss here, because it may be too complicated for common people to understand...

    Any way, by and large this will be good for India...for sure good for Ambani too...

    ...Tak...Takk...

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    The underlying object is - spying...,no security about users private information.., these will be used with a political bias to arm twist...,

    nahi chalegi.., nahi chalegi.., FEKUISM Hindustan me nahi challegi...,

    Credit Swiss is already down graded Reliance ability to pay off its debt.., went from 50K Crores in 2014 to now 250k crores...,

    Jokers just dancing., not even know that their cheddi is on the floor...!!!

    lol....!!!

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  • Gopala, UK

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    Be aware of these Aaryans ( Gujjus). This is the conspiracy on all. They pushed Siddarth to suicide so that Starbucks flourish in Karnataka. Push them back to the north.....

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  • Rahul Kejar, Kanpur nagar

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    Big slap for leftist who hate ambani . remember where you people 10 year back and price of data and communication . I know we cannot change your mentality but Guys you need to grow up !!

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  • Anil, Dubai

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    any how …these guys are pure business mentality… they will give free and once acquiring connections entire india then they do monopoly business .. (and they will play with their cord accordingly … )
    by the time .. all other mobile network will close down ….

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  • Indian, mangalore

    Wed, Aug 14 2019

    its true.. already now they r ruling India.. they r the new dynasty to rule India now.

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    Why cannot the central government do something to rescue the BSNL and have good range and help common man from sharks like Jio, Airtel and etc. If the country can launch missions to space. Why cannot it improve its public sector undertakings.?

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  • Aam Aadmi, Mangalore

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    The way Ambani is buying up India, I think its better to change Indians name to Reliance India.

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  • Mohan, Jeppu/malpe

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    Modi bhakth India.. Jai India.... Bhaktas r happy now. Modi selling India to gujju business man nd Nri... Red fort... Hope he will sell jamMu kashmir to Pakistan some day for price of Biryani in uninvited manner surprise visit to meet imran Khan on his birthday.

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  • ganesh, mangalore

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    will it be available in Thokkottu? Airtel is very poor in this area.

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  • Francis Lewis, Kallianpur

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    Give the sim card for life time. It is very inconvenient for those who stay away more than 6 months and sim become inactive ,,

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    chaiwala is killing all public sector undertakings by allowing gujkus 1ly

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    Pais...Aramco is buying 20%stake in RIL....deal Worth more than 5lakh cr....Aramco is a saudi company...are you happy now..drink a chai now

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    v r worried of developments & jobs + lost doklam. so many bhaktas r contenders in pakoda & chai. all businesses r flopped. gdp down rupee's value lost. in 4Xtrips fdi didn't inflow. bhaktoum taaliyaam....

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  • alex, mangalore

    Wed, Aug 14 2019

    so now chaiwala want arabs to buy stake in their company... everything bussiness in the name of religion...

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  • Joy, Mangalore

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    Every time chanting Modi is not good

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  • Aadil Khan, Kasaragod/Saudi Arabia

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    Saudi Aramco, world’s largest oil producing company, has bought 20% share ($75 billion) of RIL in a bid expand the oil and chemical business in the country.

    Cane we Indian expect some job opportunities?

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    Good, now remaining competitors will have to upgrade..its only benificial to end consumers.

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