JioSpaceFiber unveils satellite-powered internet connectivity at IMC 23 in groundbreaking preview
27 Oct 2023
Reliance Industries' telecommunications subsidiary, Reliance Jio Infocomm, unveiled its satellite-based broadband service, JioSpaceFiber, during the India Mobile Congress, which commenced on 27 October, 2023. Through this service, Jio aims to provide high-speed broadband connectivity to previously underserved regions across India. Jio has expressed its commitment to offering this service at highly affordable rates, ensuring it reaches every corner of the country.
Akash Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited, stated, "Jio has already empowered millions of homes and businesses in India with broadband internet access. With JioSpaceFiber, we are extending our coverage to connect the millions who remain unconnected. JioSpaceFiber will enable people everywhere to fully participate in the emerging digital society, granting them gigabit-speed access to essential online government, education, health, and entertainment services."
Jio has forged a partnership with SES to access cutting-edge medium-earth orbit (MEO) satellite technology, which represents the sole MEO constellation capable of delivering truly unique gigabit, fiber-like services from space. John-Paul Hemingway, Chief Strategy Officer at SES, expressed their commitment to supporting the Indian government's Digital India initiative by delivering multiple gigabits per second of connectivity to any location in India, thanks to their collaboration with Jio.
Jio's access to SES's O3b and new O3b mPOWER satellites sets them apart as the only company with transformative technology, providing scalable and cost-effective broadband access throughout India and offering unprecedented reliability and service flexibility in the industry.
Jio has already introduced the service in four of the remotest locations in India: Gir in Gujarat, Korba in Chhattisgarh, Nabarangpur in Odisha, and ONGC-Jorhat in Assam.