At its 42nd Annual General Meeting, Reliance Jio finally announced that its JioFiber internet service will be commercially rolled out on September 5. Jio originally announced its fixed-line internet service last year but till now, it was under beta testing with select users, in some regions. The company also announced that its JioFiber service will offer speeds starting at 100mbps and will go up till 1Gbps. Jio is yet to announce details on the plans and pricing of its home broadband service. However, it has confirmed that the plans for it will be priced between Rs 700 and Rs 10,000.
This means that the JioFiber service will enable internet access at 100Mbps speeds and might start at around Rs 700. However, it is not known how much data will be offered with the base plans. We should get more detailed information about this when the service is rolled out on September 5. The JioFiber plans will also come with bundled with a subscription to OTT platforms and while the company didn’t give out any names, Amazon Prime Videos, Hotstar and Netflix subscription could be offered.
There could also be different subscription tiers in the JioFiber service since the company said that Premium JioFiber subscribers will get some extra benefits.One interesting announcement was that Premium JioFiber subscribers will get to watch First-Day-First-Show movies from their homes, at the same time when movies hit the theaters. This particular service is slated to launch by mid-2020.
Reliance Jio’s home broadband service will also come with a fixed-line service and the company has announced that one will need only to pay for data as all voice calls from the fixed-line will be free. Jio also said that its fixed-line calling service will offer the lowest rates for international calling. While exact details are yet to be revealed, the default tariffs are said to be one-tenth of existing industry rates. Anew unlimited international calling pack for US/Canada will also be available for Rs 500 per month.
Jio also announced a console-like gaming service via its Jio 4K Set Top Box. The company also announced that it will offer a free LED TV to users who opt for an annual JioFiber subscription.