Jio GigaFiber, Reliance Jio Infocomm’s ambitious fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband roll-out, has hit a temporary snag due to rain playing spoilsport in the laying of fiber, according to reports. Morover, Reliance is also reportedly teaming up with local cable operators for its infrastructure for the ‘last mile’ deployment of its broadband services.
Jio GigaFiber registration is slated to begin on August 15 with a full-scale launch planned for later this year.The government has reportedly not provided the required permission to dig up the ground for deploying fiber during rain, a livemint report said.
Jio GigaFiber FTTH was announced by RIL Chairman Mukesh Ambani at the company’s 41st AGM, and stated that deployment of services will be prioritized based on the number of registrations it receives from a particular area. As the name suggests, FTTH connection is provided up to the home, unlike regular broadband where an inferior quality cable is used to connect the fiber and home causing a loss in signal quality.
While there has been no official confirmation about the respective Jio GigaFiber plans, we have come across a new leak online that hints towards the launch of 5 Jio GigaFiber broadband plans. The plans are said to start from Rs 500 and go all the way up to Rs. 1,500. Jio GigaFiber will come bundled with a set-top box, Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) along with content.>