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After telecom and broadband, Reliance Jio all set to take on DTH services?

By: Nirupam Manik, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi Last updated : April 03, 2017 4:42 pm

A bunch of image leaks of a set top box with Reliance Jio branding on it has recently surfaced on websites like Candytech and DTH forums.
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After taking the telecom operator by storm, Reliance Jio might have its try in DTH services as well. A bunch of image leaks of a set top box with Reliance Jio branding on it has recently surfaced on websites like Candytech and DTH forums. The image shows a normal looking set top box with Jio branding and a ‘not for sale’ sign which implies that the company is, in fact, testing the product, as of now.

 

 

At the back, the set top box appears to have a cable connector port, a USB port, an HDMI port, an audio video port and also an Ehternet port which would allow one to connect its broadband cable to the set top box for internet powered DTH services. There is also a USB port at the front making enabling users simply plug in their USB drives. Coming to broadband, Reliance Jio is also touted to be testing its broadband services - FTTH (fibre-to-the-home) and is likely to first introduce it in cities like Mumbai, Pune and Chennai. If you are not aware, the company recently acquired the wired internet provider ‘YOU Broadband’. Also, Jio is said to be in talks with Netflix, Amazon Prime to bring up exclusive content to Jio DTH services.

 

Reliance Jio has been a solid player in the telecom space ever since it was commercially launched last year in September. After giving away free services for almost over 6 months, Jio recently proposed Jio Prime membership which has now been extended till 15 April. Further, Reliance Jio has also introduced its new Summer Surprise offer which would give you free services for 3 months by recharging your Jio SIM for just one month for Rs 303 or more.

 

The telecom operator claims that it has transitioned 72 million subscribers to Prime already making it the “the largest migration from free to paid services in history in such a short period of time.” Reliance Jio, though, does face some issues regarding call drops, people seem to incline towards the infant player.

 

Image Couresty: DTHFroum

 

 

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