Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio , which took the country by a storm in the telecom industry is all set to enter the broadband industry.
Last year Jio provided free internet and calling for all the Jio sim card users for over a year. This time around the intend to do the same, Well it might be a marketing scheme to gain customers but what’s wrong in that . After all everything that’s free is not harmful.
Big gains for the public:
Fibre To The Home (FTTH) that’s the name given by Reliance Jio for it’s broadband project. FTTH is initially coming to major cities with a free plan providing users upto 1.1 TB of data. Cities such as Ahmedabad, Chennai, Jamnagar, Mumbai, and New Delhi are few areas where the initial testing is being done. The commercial launch for the JioFiber is expected sometime later in 2018. Reliance Jio is expected to offer a huge 100 Mbps internet speed to its users.
According to a report published in The Hindu, a source close to the national daily said, “The initial FTTH plan includes 100 gigabytes (GB) of free data at 100 Mbps speed.” The source further added that once the data limit is exhausted then the customers will be able to do a top-up of 40 GB of free data as much as 25 times in a month. This means that 1,100 GB of free data can be fetched in a month.
Also according to reports users can get the JioFiber by paying an interest-free refundable security deposit of Rs 4,500. Once the customer deposits Rs 4,500, the company will install a Jio router, which doubles as a set-up-box to view TV channels via its proposed Internet protocol television service (IPTV) service that is yet to be launched.
The report further adds that the company has already laid out more than 3 lakh kilometres of optic fiber network across India. In July 2017, the Reliance Industries supremo Mukesh Ambani had said that the JioFiber launch was “on track”.