- Currently, Jio FTTH customers are getting 100GB monthly data along with 1000GB worth of bonus data packs
- Jio is currently providing services under JioGigaFiber Preview offer
There has been a lot of buzz concerning Reliance Jio GigaFiber service in the industry already. Other operators who provide wired broadband services are also gearing up for the upcoming competition which the Mukesh Ambani led telecom operator will bring to the playing field. However, it should also be noted that Reliance Jio is already providing FTTH services in a handful of cities and is knocking on doors of prospective customers to expand its network. Now with substantial stakes in some of the big cable companies like Hathway and DEN Networks, the telco will be rolling out its services in full throttle after a few days which leads to another question, that is, how much the Reliance Jio GigaFiber service will cost, and what will the plans look like? Now, although we have a clear picture about one plan of Reliance Jio GigaFiber, there is another ‘Triple Play’ plan of Reliance Jio GigaFiber which might be in the pipeline.
Reliance Jio Triple Play Plan Details
As noted, Reliance Jio is already providing Jio GigaFiber services to its employees and normal customers in various parts of the country. Jio seems to be testing a new Triple Play plan on FTTH connections which are on its employees’ name, as the plan has been spotted on the company’s website inside the login of Jio GigaFiber account. Although there is no news about the pricing of this plan at the current moment, we know about the benefits which the GigaFiber Triple Plan will offer to its subscribers. The triple plan will come with 28 days validity, and it will offer 100GB of high-speed data (could be capped at 100 Mbps), unlimited voice calling, Jio Home TV subscription and also access to Jio’s portfolio of apps. This also confirms that Jio’s IPTV service will be termed as Jio Home TV.
It is worth noting that while general users are getting to see the usual plan which carries 100GB data at 100 Mbps speed for 30 days in addition to the 1000GB bonus data divided into sachets of 40GB, this Triple Play plan is something which is currently exclusive to employees of Reliance Jio who have taken the FTTH connection. It is safe to assume that since Reliance Jio is now testing this new plan with its employees, it will also be rolling it out for the users in a few weeks.
The interesting aspect here is the Jio Home TV presence. There were several rumours stating that Jio is conducting trials of its IPTV service (dubbed as Jio Giga TV) with its employees which seem to be true as the plan clearly states users will get access to Jio Home TV for 28 days. Furthermore, Jio seems to be bringing your broadband, TV and other bills into a single bill; This is one of the options which is found in other countries and we might see Jio starting the same in India when it launches the services commercially.
Reliance Jio GigaFiber Rollout Update
Although the pilot testing for Reliance Jio’s FTTH service has been ongoing for a few months now, the telco is now on to the task of doing a ramp up for the “Area Ready for Sale” (RFS) rollout for its GigaFiber services. The RFS process means that the representatives of the company are reaching out to the authorities in societies and private homes to ask for deployment. As part of this process, Reliance Jio is reaching out to both Multiple Dwelling Units (MDUs) like apartments and Single Dwelling Units (SDUs) like independent private homes as well.
Inputs: Nikhil Sharma
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