New Delhi: Telecom operator Reliance Jio is slated to launch optical fibre-based Jio Fiber broadband service on September 5. The decision was announced by Reliance Industries Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani on August 12 during the company’s 42nd Annual general meeting.
Known as JioGigaFiber earlier, this new service which has been under beta testing for about a year, will be available at a starting price of Rs 700. Although the pricing plan of this high-speed fiber broadband service is not officially made known, Mukesh Ambani had said in the company’s AGM that the JioFiber service will be available at a price starting from Rs 700 up to Rs 10,000.
‘As part of our initial rollout, we are offering complimentary JioFiber installation and connection to all our customers. Other than the refundable security deposit, as of now there are no additional installation charges,’ Reliance Jio had said.
As part of this service, Jio Fiber customers are entitled to receive free landline voice calls, 100 megabit (mbps) to 1 gigabit per second broadband speed for subscription starting from Rs 700 a month. Besides, customers can access movies and other video content of leading entertainment mobile apps, whose subscription fee is part of the monthly broadband connection rates. For instance, Jio Fiber will have some of the entertainment content available on Bharti Airtel, stated a source.