Reliance Jio has officially announced the launch of Jio GigaFibre which is an FTTH based home broadband internet service of the company. The announcement was made at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the company held in Mumbai, earlier today. While addressing the media, the chairman of Reliance Jio, Mukesh Ambani said that the GigaFibre service will be rolled out across 1,100 cities in India. The GigaFibre service consists of a GigaFibre router along with a GigaTV set-top box that will allow the users to make calls to other GigaTV boxes and mobile devices across the country.
The company has claimed that Jio GigaFibre will offer speeds up to 1Gbps which would be a first in the country. Ambani further said that Jio GigaFibre broadband services will be made available to households, merchants, small and medium scale enterprises and large firms simultaneously across all 1.100 cities in the country.
The GigaFiber service will also provide Ultra HD entertainment on TV, multi-party call conferencing capabilities, voice-activated virtual assistant support, VR based games and smart home solutions apart from the internet facility. Apart from that, users will also be able to connect their VR headsets to their Jio GigaFiber network and view contents in 4K resolution.
Registrations for Jio GigaFiber FTTH service will open from August 15 via My Jio app and the official website of Reliance Jio. The company will prioritize the launch of the service in areas which record a higher number of registrations post-August 15.
Coming to the Jio GigaTV set-top boxes, the users will be able to use voice commands on a microphone enabled TV remote to access Jio’s suite of apps like Jio Cinema, Jio Music, etc on their TV sets. Talking about the service, Isha Ambani said, “You can call every other TV that is powered by Jio GigaFiber. You can also call a mobile or tablet connected to every network. Of course, the best experience will be on the Jio network.” While commenting about the launch of Jio GigaFiber FTTH service, Isha Ambani said, “Gone are the days of Mbps, now it will be all about Gbps.”