- The speed cap is applicable on upload speeds only
- The upload speed is being reduced to 10% of the download speed
- Reliance Jio has also started billing its JioFiber customers
The broadband industry in India right now is in a very competitive stage. The current situation of the broadband industry can be owed to the launch of fibre to the home services by the Mukesh Ambani led telecom operator, Reliance Jio. In the run-up to the launch of Reliance JioFiber, all the other broadband services upped the attractiveness of their plans either by bringing down the costs, increasing the speeds that they were offering or by bundling more benefits in their broadband plans. In the case of Reliance Jio, when these broadband plans launched, they received a little lukewarm response because although these plans were shipping massive speeds to the users ranging from 100 Mbps to 1 Gbps, the total data offering in these plans was not considered enough for the users of broadband services. With this, we can infer that the main selling point of JioFiber broadband connections was the speed that these plans were offering. But, now it seems that the main offering from JioFiber, the upload speeds might start getting capped for subscribers as well, thus affecting their overall experience of the connection. If you are a JioFiber customer, then the following information might be extremely crucial for you.
Reliance Jio Upload Speed Cap
As per few of the Twitter users, Reliance Jio has started putting a limit on the speeds of the subscribers of JioFiber. The speeds that we are referring to here is the upload speed on the JioFiber connection. Although the upload speeds have been known to be slightly lower than the download speeds, the difference between the upload and download speeds in the case of JioFiber connection will make the subscribers rethink about their connection. According to the Twitter users, JioFiber is capping the upload speeds of the broadband plans to one-tenth of the original speeds, or 10% of the original download speeds. This basically means that the subscribers who opt for a plan offering 100 Mbps speed, will get upload speeds of only 10 Mbps.
Upload Speed Capping Explained
It is worth noting that when a broadband service provider offers a certain connection to the subscribers, then the upload speeds are considered to be almost equal or slightly less than then download speed cap. This means that if the subscriber gets download speeds of 100 Mbps, then the upload speed could be slightly less than 100 Mbps if speaking in illustrative terms. However, if the Twitter users are to be believed, this radical change by Reliance Jio will mean that the subscribers will see a massive difference in the network speed while uploading content or downloading content. In the case of 1 Gbps plan, the subscribers will witness upload speeds of 100 Mbps only.
For people who are using JioFiber connection at their home for playing online multiplayer games, this will be a huge step back as their gaming performance is likely to be hit if the upload speeds are heavily capped. The same will be true for people who are using this connection to upload media to the internet.
JioFiber Starting to Bill Customers
To recall, only a few days back Reliance Jio had started billing its JioFiber customers. These subscribers were getting the JioFiber services for free until now, under the JioFiber preview offer, which was on since the launch of JioFiber. Until now, the billing systems of JioFiber were not ready yet, but with the new billing systems in place, Jio has finally started charging its JioFiber customers. But, with the caps in upload speeds, it seems that the JioFiber customers might not be happy with Jio right now.
Arpit spends his day closely following the telecom and tech industry. A music connoisseur and a night owl, he also takes a deep interest in the Indian technology start-up scene and spends rest of his time spilling poetry and stories on paper.