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Reliance Jio to launch FTTH service early next year: Report

By: Rohan Pal, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi Last updated : October 31, 2017 11:23 am

The company is planning to launch the service by early next year and the brand will also bring TV service as well.
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Reliance Jio is reportedly gearing up to launch its fibre to the home (FTTH) broadband service in more than 30 cities. The company is planning to launch the service by early next year and it will also bundle set-top box with the upcoming service.

 

According to a report, the company is targeting over 100 million households in the country and in the first phase, at least 50 million households will be offered this service. The company has already laid out 300,000 kilometres of optic fibre in the country to provide high-speed data to its customers.

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Further, the brand is planning to bundle set-top box as part of the package, which will offer TV channels, high-end gaming, video on demand and more, the report added. With the rollout of the service, the company is eyeing an average revenue per user of around Rs 1,000 to Rs 1,500 per month.

 

Reliance Jio has already begun the trial offer in limited markets like Mumbai and Delhi, where it is only providing internet service at a 100Mbps along with 100GB of free data. The company is also providing a special router, through which one can connect multiple devices at a refundable deposit of Rs 4,500. At present, the JioFIber service can be availed on invite-only basis.

 

Reliance Jio was earlier reported to roll out its JioFiber Preview offer in six cities including Mumbai, Delhi-NCR, Ahmedabad, Jamnagar, Surat, and Vadodara. Reliance Jio’s Twitter handle, @JioCare confirmed this news while replying to a user’s query.

 

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To recall, Mukesh Ambani, Chairman, and Managing Director, Reliance Industries Ltd, said during the annual general meeting that it is committed to launching FTTH (fibre to the home) service, which would be capable of delivering a broadband speed up to 1Gbps.

 

The company introduced this service on January 13, 2017, but only in Mumbai and was offered as a beta service. To give you an idea, Reliance Jio Giga fibre broadband plan will offer you 50 Mbps speed for up to 2000GB of data at Rs 1500 per month. This is one of the plans from the upcoming broadband services from Reliance Jio.


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