Jio GigaFiber is the latest offering by Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio. After disrupting telecom industry with its wireless technology, Jio is ready with its wired fiber network to disrupt the broadband, TV, and telephone sectors all at once. Jio GigaFiber works on FTTH (Fiber to the home) technology that will offer you unprecedented high-speed Internet access through the optical fiber.
When and Where did Jio GigaFiber Start Its Services?
Jio GigaFiber started its service in August 2018 from New Delhi and Mumbai initially and expanded to Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Pune, Jaipur, etc. as part of its pilot testing.
When will Jio GigaFiber launch in India Commercially?
Chairman Mukesh Ambani announcing RIL’s March quarter earnings last week said that Jio has completed its pilot testing and is ready for a commercial rollout, though the exact date is not revealed. It is reported that Jio GigaFiber will begin its commercial operations from June 2019 in 1600 cities in India.
List of Cities Where Jio GigaFiber will be Available:
Mukesh Ambani announced that Jio GigaFiber broadband services will be available in 1600 India cities, meaning that 1st tier and 2nd tier cities will get to experience the high-speed broadband services. 1st tier cities include Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Pune, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, etc. Whereas, 2nd tier cities include Nagpur, Raipur, Guwahati, Alwar, Guntur, Vijayawada, Warangal, Vishakapatnam, Mysore, Puducherry, Kanpur, Tirupati, etc. Do note that services will get started where the company receives a high number of registrations.
Jio GigaFiber Triple Play Plan Details:
Jio Gigafiber is not just a broadband service provider. It offers broadband, Live TV, Landline under one roof. Dubbed as Triple Play Plan, a subscriber can pay and get access to all these services under one bill. According to the latest reports, Jio is offering internet initially, and later it will add landline and TV services after 3 months. Landline service will come with unlimited calling facility and live television channels will be delivered over the internet at 100mbps speed.
Price of Jio GigaFiber Triple Play Plan:
The price of Triple Play plan is set at Rs 600 per month. The subscriber will get to access 100GB of data at 100mbps speed. Jio is also offering additional data with top-up vouchers. Jio is also offering additional facilities like the option to connect up to 40 devices like smartphones, smart TVs, computers, tablets and more to its smart home network which could cost you around Rs 1,000 per month.
Jio GigaFiber Offers:
When you register for the Jio GigaFiber and get it installed, you will be eligible for complete 1-year of free services. Post one year, you will be converted to Rs 600 plan. As of now, Jio is charging Rs 4,500 as installation fee which is completely refundable when you discontinue their services.
How to Register to Jio GigaFiber:
Jio has provided a dedicated webpage on Jio.com and a section on My Jio App wherein you can enter your address and mobile number and register your interest. Jio will begin its services first at an area where it receives the highest number of registrations.