RIL AGM: 5 Things To Know About JioFiber

Reliance Jio GigaFiber announced at Reliance AGM; Customers to get free HD, 4K LED TV, 4K set-top-box with annual plans

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There have been news reports regarding the launch of the Reliance’s JioFiber doing the rounds for almost a year now. Today,  Mukesh Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Industries Limited while addressing the 42nd AGM, put all these stories to rest as he announced that Reliance JioFiber (also referred as Reliance GigaFiber ) will be launching 5th September. This date also happens to be the third year anniversary of Reliance Jio services.

 

Reliance Jio had made a big splash in the telecom space when it launched. Even till date it manages to give established telecom players like Airtel, Vodafone and Idea a run for their money. During the AGM, Mukesh Ambani announced that there are 10 million new customers signing on to the Jio network every single month.

It was expected that when Reliance enters the broadband space, it will make a similar splash. Now that there date for the launch has been announced, here are top 5 things that you should know about this service:

Base Plan

The base plan for the JioFiber, starts at 100MBPS and goes all the way to 1GBPS. What this means to the customers is that even in the base plan, one can easily steam Netflix content in 4K. As per Netflix one needs at least 25 MBPS to stream 4K content. In addition, one can also download a 50GB came in just 70 minutes.

Pricing

JioFiber will be priced between Rs 700 to Rs 10,000 a month. As per the company this pricing will help them cater to customers in all budgets. The users will have the complete freedom to decide if they want to pay for voice services or for data. The home broadband users on the other hand will get voice calls for free.

Unlimited calls to US and Canada

Reliance JioFiber users will be able to make unlimited calls to their friends and relatives in US and Canada by paying only Rs 500 per month.

Welcome Offer

At the time of the launch, the customers who opt for an yearly plan, which is being dubbed as the Jio Forever plan will get either a Full HD television or a Home PC along with a 4K set top box absolutely free. For now, the company has not announced the price of this annual plan but this sure seems like a compelling offer. We are expecting that we will get to know more about this plan on the day of the launch – 5th September.


First Day First Show and Mixed reality

The company has already announced that JioFiber will come bundled with subscriptions to most leading OTT platforms. However, the names of the partners have not been announced. Reliance Jio has a content partnership with AltBalaji so we are sure that will definitely be there. However, one will have to wait and see if they manage to pull off a deal of sorts with Netflix or Amazon Prime. Other players that might be included are Zee5 and Hotstar.

Other than this Reliance through its JioFiber will enable its Premium customers to watch the movie on the day of the release in the comfort of their homes. This service is being called “Jio First Day First Show” and they are planning to launch it by the mid of 2020.

At the AGM, Reliance also launched a virtual reality headset called Mixed Reality device. 

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