Jio GigaFiber launch and Jio DTH could happen in August

Jio GigaFiber is Unstoppable Even Before its Complete Launch

Jio GigaFiber, an ambitious fiber to the home service announced by Mukesh Ambani owned Reliance Jio earlier this year, is expected to see its commercial launch in the first half of 2019

Jio GigaFiber was announced in August and yet awaits its commercial roll-out. However, now it may be safe to say that even before its full fledged launch, Jio GigaFiber has created a record of sought on Netflix ISP India leaderboard. Yes, Jio GigaFiber has topped the list not once, not twice but for the third time in a row.

Jio GigaFiber has topped the Netflix ISP leaderboard with an average playback rate of 3.64Mbps, which is a marked increase from the 3.48Mpbps last time and 3.41Mbps in September. The Reliance Jio owned company has maintained its top rank followed by 7 Star Digital with a playback rate of 3.37Mbps, Spectranet with a playback rate of 3.34Mbps, Airtel with a playback rate of 3.23Mbps and ATRIA Convergence Technologies with a playback rate of 2.98Mbps.

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Hathway, which was recently acquired by Reliance Jio, maintains its 7th position and the state owned BSNL maintains its 13th position with a playback rate of 2.18Mbps. While MTNL and Tata Communications are on the 14th and 15th positions, respectively.

Nevertheless, the Netflix ISP Speed Index is a measure of prime time Netflix performance on particular ISPs around the globe, and not a measure of overall performance for other services/data that may travel across the specific ISP network, says a message on the Netflix ISP Speed Index website.

In simple words, Netflix ISP Speed Index is a  monthly update on which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide the best prime time Netflix streaming experience.  Faster Netflix performance generally means better picture quality, quicker start times and fewer interruptions, says the website.

The website also makes it clear that Netflix ISP Speed Index lists the average prime time bitrate for Netflix content streamed to Netflix members during a particular month. The speed indicated in the Netflix ISP Speed Index is not a measure of the maximum throughput or the maximum capacity of an ISP.

Where Jio GigaFiber Stands as of Now

Latest reports suggest that the Board of Reliance Jio Infocomm has decided to separate its mobile/telecom tower and fibre businesses into two separate companies. This move aims at helping the company monetize these businesses in future. Reliance Jio currently has 2.20 lakh towers and nearly three lakh kilometres of optical fibre assets, all of which are leveraged for captive use so far, tweeted blogger Sanjay Bafna.


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