Reliance Jio Infocomm is rolling out fibre-to-home wireline network in select cities through which it plans to offer speeds up to 1GB/sec.
Bharti Airtel has decided to upgrade its fixed broadband network to offer maximum speed of up to 100 Mbps, up from its current maximum speed of 16 Mbps. Airtel is utilising a V-fibre based on Vectorization technology which is being used in many European countries.
Bharti Airtel has already started providing high speed internet in Chennai and soon plans to roll out in the remaining 87 cities as well, claimed Ajay Puri, Director of Operations, Bharti Airtel. He further claimed that this deployment is pat of Bharti's "Operation Leap" to upgrade its mobile and fixed telephone networks to provide high-speed broadband.
Following this upgrade, the existing Airtel broadband users will be given an option to upgrade to this deployment technology which would require them to pay a little extra for the modern device. However, internet will be unlimited for the next three months for the same subscription plan they pay while opting for this.
Airtel justifies this measure as more and more people are using WiFi networks apart from mobile data. Mentioning the stats, from July 2014 - October 2015, the total cellular data usage grew 80% while the internet usage on WiFi grew to 164%, claims a report from Ericsson Mobility. Moreover, While mobile data such as 2G/3G/4G costs around on average Rs 0.23/MB, WiFi could cost Rs 0.02/MB, says a report from Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.
On the other hand, Reliance Jio and Vodafone are also focusing a lot on fixed broadband internet recently. For instance, Reliance Jio Infocomm is rolling out fibre-to-home wireline network in select cities through which it plans to offer speeds up to 1GB/sec. Just as Airtel, Reliance Jio has also started sending invitations to consumers living in flats and apartment complexes in Chennai.
We set off to get feedback from Jio users and sellers at Reliance Digital stores. Here is what we heard.
Reliance Jio yesterday announced the Happy New Year Offer extending its free services till 31st March 2017.
Keeping in view, disproportionately use of data by some users under Welcome offer, Jio has capped the high-speed-data limit to 1 GB per day per user.
Jio's Happy New Year offer, by extending all its free benefits to March 31, has queered the pitch for incumbents massively
The Jio users continue to get free unlimited voice and data till 31st December 2016.
oor speeds, regular call drops, and poor service are to be blamed for continuous decline in growth.
To be precise, Jio wants to reach up to 80 percent of India's population in order to provide high-speed internet, free calls and SMS.
For manufacturing these feature phones, Reliance Jio is said to be working with Lava International and Chinese original equipment maker.
Jio's unique welcome scheme which gives users free access to voice and data till December 31, 2016, quickly built up a tremendous fan following and also invited protests from fellow operators.
Mukesh Ambani described the situation as "the newbie being ragged by the big boys".