Jio GigaFiber launch has finally seen the light of day at the 42nd Annual General Meeting of Reliance Industries Limited. In his speech Mukesh Amabani, Chairman of Reliance Industries Limited, said: “The response to Jio GigaFiber was simply overwhelming.”
Here is what will be offered under Jio GigaFiber or Jio Fiber services as well as Jio DTH or Jio Set top Box:
- Broadband speeds up to 1 GBPS
- Landline phone
- High definition entertainment
- Jio DTH or Jio Set top box will be able to take live video conferencing
- Voice enabled virtual assistants
- Interactive gaming
- Smart home solutions.
Mukesh Ambani also said that existing Jio Fiber customers can now enjoy cable TV services, which will be relayed with the help of existing local cable operators. “With Jio’s upgraded infrastructure, LCOs can better DTH,” said Mukesh Ambani. Jio’s 4K set top box can accept broadcast signal from LCO partner cable.
Jio Set top box also allows multi-player and social gaming with anyone from anywhere across the world. Apart from Jio Set top box, Jio MR headsets were also unveiled, which offer virtual reality experience while shopping or watching movies. Called the Jio Holoboard, the mixed reality headsets will be available for purchase in the market at an “extremely affordable price” said Reliance.
Mukesh Ambani also announced that Jio GigaFiber or Jio Fiber will be extended to small and medium enterprises. He added that SMBs are at par with large enterprises. Jio Fiber would offer them reliable connectivity along with cloud applications. “All the innovations displayed today have been created by Indian startups,” added Ambani. The Jio Fiber service will be available from 5 September 2019. Jio Fiber will be priced between Rs 700 and 10,000 per month. Voice calls will be absolutely free says Mr Amabani. Also, an unlimited international calling pack has been announced at Rs 500.
In what can most certainly termed an interesting move, Jio Fiber and Jio Set Top Box owners will be able to watch movies released in theatres on a first day and first show basis from the comfort of their homes from September 2020 onwards, added Mukesh Ambani.
Furthermore, Jio IoT services and Jio Blockchain solutions will also be introduced.
Jio and Microsoft Azure Partnership
Jio will set-up data centres in India that run on Microsoft Azure. “Jio and Microsoft will jointly offer Office 365,” said Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.