Here’s What to Expect From Reliance Jio’s Upcoming DTH and Broadband Services

Reliance Jio, the fastest growing telecom operator in the world, will be soon launching its Jio Giga Fiber broadband and Jio DTH services in India, as per the latest rumors. Also, the recharge portal for these services has already gone live on the company’s official website, which indicates that both the services are nearing the public launch.

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Recently, clear images of the Jio DTH set-top box have surfaced online, which showed that the service does not come with any fancy features. Regarding the Jio Giga Fiber broadband service, the new entrant is already testing the upcoming service in some areas such as Mumbai and Pune. Later on, Jio officially confirmed that they would launch the service, but chose not to reveal any further details.

The Jio Giga Fiber broadband service will be entirely built on the fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) cabling system that promises to deliver download speeds of up to 1 Gbps. ACT Fibernet, India’s largest non-telco ISP recently announced the ACT Giga plan offering insane speeds of 1 Gbps for Rs. 5,999. Jio will be looking to compete with ACT Fibernet in the country and will undoubtedly provide the same speed at a much affordable price.

On the flip side, we have the Jio DTH service that is aimed to change the TV viewing experience in the country. Nevertheless, the leaked images say that Jio DTH is just another dish TV service in India with no fancy features.

Earlier, the Jio STB was said to be powered by Android OS, and the company will provide an outdoor customer premise equipment (CPE), which will be connected to the nearest Jio tower from the user’s house. Jio will use the FTTH cabling service to connect the service to various homes.

Also, Jio will partner with leading content providers such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Hotstar to directly provide the content from the STB itself. If this ever happens, it will be a huge path break from Jio, yet again.

If the rumors are believed to be true, Jio is planning to offer both the services for three months, same as what they did with the Jio 4G services under the ‘Welcome Offer.’

The Mukesh Ambani-led company did not reveal any specific date for the service’s launch, but as said earlier, the recharge portal is already live. So, expect the public launch of Jio DTH and Jio GigaFiber in coming weeks.

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Sanjay Amin
April 10, 2017 10:40 am 10:40 AM

i guess jio fiber will meet the same fate as that of Jio mobile…all will start insanely downloading things and one would again be stuck with 10-20 mbps speed on 100 mbps plan

Brig ABS Kundra
April 9, 2017 10:34 pm 10:34 PM

I AM USING JIO GIGA FIBER BROADBAND AT NOIDA FOR MORE THAN ONE MONTH. THE SPEED VARIES BETWEEN 43 MPBS TO 97 MPBS. AVERAGE SPEED AROUND 50+ MPBS. EXCELLENT SERVICE.

Dushie
April 10, 2017 11:47 am 11:47 AM

That’s because not even 5% load is there and they are still in pilot and testing phase. Once the service goes live and users get added this will become another Jio mobile. Have seen it all happen in the past. So enjoy it while it lasts.

Sumeet
April 10, 2017 10:43 am 10:43 AM

Where in Noida you are using it. As per my info it’s not started anywhere but in bombay and Pune.

Rambo
April 10, 2017 12:35 pm 12:35 PM

It’s available in Delhi on invitation basis

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