Reliance Jio, the Telecom venture of the Mukesh Ambani is making all the news these days. One can spot a reliance Digital store from far away just by finding a long line of people waiting to get their hands on the Jio SIM. There have been rumors about Reliance also coming out with a FTTH broadband plan and there seems to be some truth in it.
Reliance Broadband is supposedly going to offer a 1 Gbps fiber internet connection to home. This sounds almost revolutionary, being on par with the likes of Google fiber. At the recent Reliance AGM, Mukesh Ambani announced that the FTTH services (for now) will be active in 100 major cities like Delhi and Mumbai.
We are now getting new reports that JIO Fiber Broadband is now open for public testing. You can now subscribe to their broadband, called the GigaFiber Welcome Offer.
As the term suggests, GigaFiber broadband is different from your regular broadband. It uses fiber optic technology to establish a high-speed connection. Reliance plans to provide it to both, home and business subscribers. According to reports by Phone Radar, the plans will start at as low as Rs 500 a month.
We expect the announcement for the official commencement of the GigaFiber broadband services to roll out very soon and it is then that Reliance will officially disclose the broadband plans.
Allegedly, the Fiber plans would be of 3 types: Silver, Gold and Platinum. These would be differentiated by different speeds and data cap values and also on basis of whether you are a home user or a business user. Do make a note that company would be offering 100GB of data free under the base plan. As for first 90 days, free data and access to Jio premium apps such as JioTV, JioCinema, JioBeats, etc. would be provided.
Here is the table providing details but we recommend that you take the data with a pinch of salt as official confirmation is yet to come from Reliance Jio.