Reliance Jio Infocomm has been actively trying out its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) Jio GigaFiber services for quite sometime now. It is expected to be made available to the general public on August 12. The announcement of making JioGigaFiber services formal is reported to take place at the annual general meeting (AGM) of Reliance Jio parent company Reliance Industries.
Currently, Jio GigaFiber only offers broadband services to select users which were just a trial phase for the cheapest FTTH plan to make its way into the Indian market. Reports also suggest that we might see voice calling and IPTV too.
American brokerage firm Bank of America- Merrill Lynch reports that Reliance may offer 3 data plans with Jio GigaFiber services, expected to start at as low as Rs 500 per month:
- Standard Broadband,
- Broadband + TV services,
- Broadband + TV + IoT devices.
However, these services may not be affordable by everyone but it will no doubt be a good ROI. Merrill Lynch further stated that Reliance Jio may also be offering a landline service, which will come along with all the three packs mentioned above.
“We expect a lot of new information on Jio’s pure fibre-based home broadband and enterprise business launches at RIL’s 42nd AGM, and see RIL looking to give visibility on a phased commercial launch timeline, and perhaps pricing as well of the fibre broadband services,” Bank of America- Merrill Lynch said in a note to clients. It should be noted that Reliance Jio hasn’t confirmed any details about the commercial launch of the fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) services.
Reports also suggest that e shouldn’t expect any big discounts on Reliance Jio’s upcoming broadband service, however, value-added offerings will be the main focus.
It should be noted that Reliance Jio hasn’t confirmed any details about the commercial launch of the fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) services.