Jio GigaFiber FTTH broadband services have made a lot of headlines in the last one year or so and while Reliance Jio has confirmed that it will be offering up to 1Gbps speeds with its Jio GigaFiber broadband connections, there has been no official statement over the exact launch and availability of GigaFiber connections in India.
That said, a new report has suggested that Reliance Jio will be launching the fiber-to-the-home services in the first quarter of 2019, possibly in March itself. On the other hand, when it comes to all the confirmations made by Reliance Jio in regards to Jio GigaFiber plans, prices, installation and more, there a lot that you might not know.
For starters, while the GigaFiber plans and prices are yet to be announced, it is expected that the basic GigaFiber plan will start from Rs. 500 and will offer 300GB of data at 100Mbps of speeds. On the other hand, the Jio GigaFiber Preview offer has also been announced under which, all new Jio GigaFiber connections will come with a complementary 100GB of monthly data at 100Mbps for the first three months.
Moreover, Reliance Jio has also confirmed that there will be no installation charges for a new Jio GigaFiber connection, however, subscribers will need to pay Rs. 4,500 as a refundable security deposit for the Jio GigaFiber and Jio GigaTV routers. It should be noted that the Jio GigaTV router will also support Jio GigaTV calling on the broadband network.
the company will be launching the Jio GigaFiber broadband services in a total of 1,100 Indian cities initially, while the service has been in the testing phase for over two years now, reports have suggested that Jio GigaFiber has been able to offer speeds up to 700Mbps on an average.
GigaFiber services for Home broadband, Entertainment, Smart Home Solutions, Wireline, and Enterprise has witnessed overwhelming customer interest across 1,400 cities. Moreover, Reliance Industries Limited is also waiting for the approvals to complete its investment in Den Networks Limited, Hathway Cable and Datacom Limited in order to strengthen the business model of 27,000 LCOs (Local Cable Operators) that are aligned with DEN and Hathway across 750 Indian cities.
On the other hand, the GigaFiber broadband rollout process will be based on the number of registration requests received from a particular area. This means, the more are the registration requests from an area, the sooner will users in that area will get their respective GigaFiber connections. Meanwhile, Reliance Jio has also confirmed that the company has received customer interest across 1,400 cities while the company will be focusing on connecting homes with Jio GigaFiber on priority based on the requests received and optimizing its service offerings.