Reliance Jio launches FTTH broadband in select markets, offers 1.1TB data
05 May 2018
Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio has launched its fibre to the home (FTTH) broadband connections in select markets with 1.1 terabytes (TB) of free data at speeds of 100 megabits per second (mbps), the Hindu reported.
Jio is expected to roll out commercial services of its FTTH broadband in the second half of this year, according to the report.
“The initial FTTH plan includes 100 gigabytes (GB) of free data at 100 mbps speed; once the data limit is exhausted, the customers can top-up with 40 GB of free data 25 times in a month, effectively meaning 1,100 GB of free data a month,” the report quoted a source as saying.
The report said that interested customers can get JioFiber connection by paying an interest-free refundable security deposit of Rs 4,500
“Customers can get JioFiber connection by paying an interest free refundable security deposit of Rs4,500. The company will install the Jio router, which can be also used as a set-top box when the company launches internet protocol television (IPTV) services. The idea is to give a host of services using one box,” said the report quoting sources.
The Jio router can be also used as a set-top box when the company launches internet protocol television (IPTV) services.
Reliance Jio recently said that it has begun trials for enterprise solutions, fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) and the Internet of Things (IoT) services in the country.
"The company continues to make progress for delivering Enterprise solutions, FTTH and IoT with beta trials initiated in a few locations. These services are being offered using the same integrated network and platforms," the telco said in a statement.
Jio plans to launch its FTTH service for both households and enterprise customers. In the residential segment, it is eyeing to capture 100 million television households across 30 cities in India.
Reliance Jio expects to roll out to cover 99 per cent of India, so is ready to launch JioFiber soon, the statement added.