In a further move aimed at expanding its sphere of influence on the telecom market in India, Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. announced that it will launch its Jio Gigafiber Broadband Services as on the 15th of August, 2018. For now, the company aims to assess interest prior to the massive rollout of this service that it has planned, looking to launch in a 1,100 cities across India simultaneously. The announcement was made by the Chairman of Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL) Mukesh Ambani, wile speaking at the conglomerate’s 41st Annual General Meeting, earlier today.
At present, Reliance Jio is up to 8 crore customers right off the bat, with a significant number of these being small merchants and shop-keepers. The Gigafiber services will be fiber-based fixed landline services that will offer speeds in excess of 400 Mbps, with numerous plans that match different speeds and data limits, as well as plans that have been categorized as speed-based and volume-based.
The current offering of speed-based plans starts with a 50 Mbps dedicated speed, with a data limit of 2000 GB, at a price of 1,500 rupees for 30 days, going on to the upper limit of a 600 Mbps, wit a data limit of 300GB, at a price of 5,500 rupees for 30 days. The current offering of volume-based plans begin with a 5 GB daily plan, with unlimited speed, for 1,000 rupees that will last a period of 30 days. The highest-end volume-based plan on offer at the moment is a 60GB daily plan, for 5,000 rupees per month, that will last the same period of 30 days, and has an unlimited speed capability.