Reliance Jio, the youngest telecom service changed the telecom industry with its affordable 4G plans. After telecom industry Reliance Jio sets its eyes on the Broadband industry. The company announced the launch of Jio Giga Fiber, at parent company Reliance Industry’s AGM (Annual General Meeting) in Mumbai. With its launch, Jio’s aim is to bring India among the top 5 global fixed-line broadband players. They have already invested over 2,50,000 crores for the creation of state-of-the-art mobile connectivity. Mukesh Ambani also revealed a new benchmark of 340 million active connections that they have acquired in less than 3 years of launch.
What is Jio Giga Fiber?
Jio Giga Fiber is Reliance Jio’s FTTH broadband solution. It offers the ultimate broadband experience to surf, stream, game and work. It comes with a Giga Router and a Giga TV set-top box. With the help of the set-top box, users are able to make video calls to other Giga TV devices or any devices in other telecom networks in India. You can read Fiber Broadband Service benefits from here.
How Fast is Fiber Broadband?
Reliance Jio has been beta testing the Giga Fiber since last year with consumers in some selected cities getting its Preview offer with speeds of 100 MBps. But the company claims the final product will reach speeds up to 1 Gbps. Ambani himself said that it will be the “biggest Greenfield fixed-line broadband service” in the world. Commenting on the future of broadband services Isha Ambani adds” Gone are the days of Mbps, now it will be all about Gbps”.
The Giga Fiber is already available in many areas as a trial basis, however, its commercial rollout to commence from September 5, 2019. In the first phase of its launch, the service is expected to roll out in 1100 cities.
Jio Giga Fiber will find its way to homes, merchants, small and medium enterprises along with large enterprises simultaneously. The company claims the service will be made available across 1,100 cities in the country. It will be prioritizing the rollout in localities based on the interest the company receives from registrations.
Jio Giga TV Set-top Box
The Giga TV Set box comes with voice command feature on a microphone enabled TV remote to access the Jio apps like JioTV, JioCinema, JioCall and others. Not only users will be able to call any other powered by Giga Fiber but also to any TV, laptop or tablet on other networks too. The highest level of experience will definitely be on Jio to Jio network. You can read our Jio Giga TV article to know more.
Jio Giga Fiber Router
The company has announced the price of the router that comes with the Giga Fiber connection. Currently, there are two types of the router available: (1) Single-band router priced at Rs 2500 and (2) Dual-band router priced at 4500 (Security deposit and installation charge are included). The newly launched broadband service will provide its users Jio Giga Fiber router which will be more suited for internet consumption on multiple devices offering up to 1Gbps speed. To set up the broadband connection, Jio engineers will visit homes and they will configure the router. The complete setup process will not take more than an hour.
Jio Giga Fiber will be providing other services such as Ultra HD entertainment on TV, multi-party video conferencing, Virtual reality gaming and shopping, and smart home solutions. Kiran Thomas, president of Reliance Industries Limited says that Users also get the option to connect their VR (Virtual Reality) devices such as Jio Holoboard to the Fiber network and get a 360 degree content in 4K resolution. This way users can experience a virtual world, where they can shop, play or even learn things. Also with the Fiber network, smart home control becomes a reality. Now users will be able to control temperature, light, motion detection, opening and closing of door and more.
Jio Giga Fiber Registration/ Booking
The Registration for the Jio Giga Fiber has started on the MyJio app and also on the official website Jio.com. The booking/ registration is open for all user but the locality with the highest number of registrations will be given preference. “So register yourself from August 15, and ensure that your neighbours register too. To register you have to choose your location and then provide your mobile number and full name.
Under Preview Offer, you can enjoy internet data for free for 90 days. You can get 100GB of free data each month for the first 3 months with speeds of up to 100Mbps. If you exhaust monthly data limit, then you can further recharge with top-ups of 40GB data via the MyJio App.
The company has also introduced Jio Fiber Welcome Offer where a user can get an HD/4K LED TV and 4K Jio set-top box on recharge of the annual plan (named as Forever Plan). The pricing details about Forever plans are yet to reveal.
Jio Giga Fiber Plans & Price
The company has announced the price or the details of the plan that comes with the Fiber connection will start at Rs 700 per month and will go upto Rs 10,000 per month. From September 5, all the Fiber recharge plans will be made available for the public soon. After the preview offer ends, an option will be available that will help you in migrating to its prepaid plans which will be announced in the upcoming months. You can only opt for prepaid plans. The company is expected to roll out the postpaid plan later.
The best thing about the Fiber Broadband connection is zero installation charges. So you don’t have to pay for installing fiber service at your home/ office. However, you will only be charged a refundable security deposit of Rs 4,500/ Rs 2,500 for the Giga Router.
Customer Care Number
You may also want to contact Giga Fiber customer care for many reasons such as the issue with Giga Router, Network Connection etc. So, you will need to call customer service to request the repairing.
Indian users have been struggling for years with slow broadband speeds that comes at a high price. The Reliance Jio Giga Fiber not only aims to make it affordable but targets a new generation of telecom services like TV calling, Virtual reality, voice command control, smart home control. It will not only redefine what we now mean by broadband service but entertainment at home as well.