Thursday, January 12, 2017

Reliance Jio Fiber service now available in Mumbai offers speed up to 100mbps free for 3 months

Reliance Jio has started rolling out Jio Fiber service in Mumbai with  up to 100mbps speed free for 3 months


Reliance Jio has started rolling out the Jio Fiber Fiber-To-The-Home (FTTH) services in the country starting with Mumbai. The report suggests that Jio has completed the cable installation in a few residential buildings and have started allowing residents to subscribe to the wired broadband service.

Users of the Jio Fiber service have reported speeds between 70 Mbps and 100 Mbps. AS with other services, the Jio Fiber service would apparently be free for the first three months. While the service is reportedly available in Walkeshwar Road and Nepeansea Road areas, the services is expected to be rolled out to other parts of Mumbai soon. The company also plans on extending the service to top 100 cities starting with Pune, Delhi and Chennai.

Jio, which announced its commercial tariff plans on September 1, is also banking with on Wi-Fi services for data offloading purposes. It will also set up a million Wi-Fi hotspots across India by mid 2017.

The telco has also added additional Wi-Fi data in its plans to allow users to use broadband data in colleges, schools and public places. Jio is also in the process of connecting the majority of India's schools and colleges with Wi-Fi to provide broadband wireless data access to students in their classrooms.

Vijay Jain, President and Business head –Fixed Line of Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio, recently quit from the position after a stint of around two years. At Jio, Jain was looking after the roll out of Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) that will complement the largest LTE rollout in India.

Jain was also involved in the rolling out of Wi-Fi networks for the telecom operator across the country. He equipped around 1200 colleges in the country with Jio Wi-Fi. He also helped connect a number of homes with Jio’s 1 Gigabyte per second wireline service in some cities on trial basis.

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