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Reliance Jio Fiber Jio GigaFiber service to launch on 5 Sept 2019
Russell Knight | 13 August, 2019, 21:40

This announcement was made at RIL's 42nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Mumbai on Monday.

Back in November, Reliance Jio's parent company Reliance Industries, an oil and gas conglomerate, also used blockchain technology to conduct its first trade finance transaction, in an association with HSBC India and ING Bank Brussels. The company plans to reach 20 million residences and 15 million business establishments in 1,600 towns with its JioFiber service.

"Jio Fiber Services to be launched on commercial basis on 5 September 2019 - on the third anniversary of Jio's launch". Thanks to Jio's initial generosity and the subsequent pricing wars that it sparked, 4G LTE data ended up becoming very cheap and widely available, fundamentally altering the way Indians consumed data. However, he did mention that there will be plans up to 1Gbps as well.

What are your thoughts on Reliance Jio Fiber? Jio will also offer high speed top of the line 1000 MBPS FTTH plans. However, details about the plan are yet to be revealed. Ambani also stated that Jio GigaFiber consumers will have access to premium over-the-top services. Subscribers who use JioFiber services will be eligible for the Jio Postpaid Plus service. Further, the default tariffs of Jio Home Phone are touted to be one-fifth to one-tenth of existing industry tariffs.

Jio's also making global calling cheaper by setting the default tariffs to one tenth of the industry average and, for United States and Canada exclusively, users can purchase unlimited calling at ₹500.

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Ambani also plans on launching Jio's own IoT network to connect 1 billion devices across India. Jio has not detailed much about this service.

The welcome offer for Jio Fiber includes an HD 4K television set as well as an HD 4K set top box that supports gaming. The set-top box will also apparently support nearly all gaming controllers. As part of the deal, Reliance will agree to a long-term purchase of 500,000 barrels of crude a day from Aramco, Ambani said. Also, it is said to have built-in graphics.

Additionally, the STB will support UHD content (4K), voice-enabled virtual assistants, and even offer smart home controls. Moreover, Reliance Jio is working with leading game publishers, including Gameloft, Tencent, and Microsoft.

With EDGE, India and its 1,600 cities will be among the first in the world for Indian residents to experience AR, VR and MR on Jio Fiber, according to Ambani. The executives majorly showcased three use cases, namely shopping, education, and entertainment. It also claimed that the graphic performance of the set-top-box is "at par with the best in the world" and delivers "zero latency". The Jio HoloBoard Mixed Reality headset is expected on sale shortly.

Speaking at the AGM, Mukesh Ambani said, "for the first time in the Indian market, Reliance has come up with a disruptive concept of watching new movies". The company also plans to make voice calls free from homes to any network.But that's not the last of the perks of being a Jio Fribre customer.Come 2020, premium Jio Fibre users will also be able to watch movies at home on the first day of its release.

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