The Hush Post: Mukesh Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Industries, announced Jio’s plans to dominate the wired broadband at the Reliance Annual General Meeting held in Mumbai today.
Jio Giga Fiber will be the fixed-line broadband service of Reliance in India. JioGigaFiber will have its own special router called the Jio GigaRouter that will bring the internet to subscriber’s homes.
Jio GigaTV is a set-top box (STB) that will let Jio subscribers place voice calls and allow for media sharing as well.
The GigaTV will support voice commands, like on the Jio Phone, and will also let you navigate your Jio TV programming.
Jio virtual reality services will be supported at 4K resolution via the STB.
Jio will not charge customers for installation of the fibre line, and the security deposit is charged because of the ONT device (GigaHub Home Gateway). The amount can be paid using debit card, credit card, Jio Money or PayTM.
At the Reliance Annual General Meeting held in Mumbai today, chairman, Mukesh Ambani made official Jio’s plans to dominate the wired broadband space.
Jio did not announce any tariffs or plans neither have they announced how the service would be implemented.
Jio’s fibre to the home (FTTH) service connects users directly to Jio servers. With FTTH, Jio claims that its internet service will be faster, requires little or no upgrades to the network over time and provides download speed that is better suited to video conferencing.
In the other networks and local cable operators, fibre cabling is only used till the building with the last few meters of end connectivity covered with regular copper cables.