Reliance Jio’s has been reported to launch its much-awaited broadband services, JioFiber, around Diwali. The brand is also reported to disrupt the home broadband market with plans like 100GB data at just Rs 500.
According to a report by Economic Times, Reliance Jio will expand its free trial offer known as JioFiber Preview beyond the few cities where it is currently available from June and this will be followed by a commercial launch in September or October, sources familiar with Jio’s plans told the publication.
However, this is not the first time we are hearing about Reliance Jio’s Fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) service.Recently, company’s official Twitter handle confirmed that the JioFiber Preview Offer is currently rolled out in six cities including Mumbai, Delhi-NCR, Ahmedabad, Jamnagar, Surat and Vadodara.
Jio’s Twitter account further states that the company is in the process to roll out the service in other cities as well. According to multiple reports, the company will offer 100GB of free data at 100Mbps speed for 90 days and all you have to do is to pay a refundable amount of approx. Rs 4,500 under the Preview offer. Once the data is finished, the speed will reduce to 1Mbps for unlimited data.
So far, the company has not revealed much about its broadband or its Fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) service, but it is reported to be launch by June this year and will one of the most affordable broadband services in India.
However, it seems that other broadband players like Airtel are already preparing themselves to counter Jio’s upcoming home broadband services. Airtel has recently announced 1000GB data free for a whole year for the broadband services. The company has is offering 60GB data at Rs 899, with an extended data of 750GB free for one year.