Reliance Jio on Thursday formally launched its wired broadband JioFiber, hoping its bundle of free services and superfast internet speeds will help it replicate the success it notched up as India’s youngest and only profitable mobile services provider.
With a basic monthly plan for ₹699 and 100 GB (plus 50 GB of promotional data) at 100 Mbps speed, JioFiber also offers free voice calls and video conferencing through a compatible TV and high-speed gaming and content sharing across the home network.
Reliance Industries Ltd chairman Mukesh Ambani had at the company’s annual general meeting last month sparked off India’s broadband wars by announcing the wired internet service, which hopes to replicate the runaway success of its Jio mobile service.
JioFiber speeds will start from up to 100 Mbps for the basic plan and go all the way up to 1 Gbps for premium plans. A basic plan will cost ₹699 a month offering 150 GB data, while the top plan will cost ₹8,499 offering 5,000 GB data, the company said on Thursday.
The customer will also have to make a one-time payment of ₹2,500 at the time of getting a connection, out of which ₹1,500 is security deposit and ₹1,000 for installation which is non-refundable. Customers will also have to buy compatible devices if they wish to use services such as gaming, home networking, and virtual reality.
All plans across the price spectrum will enable gaming where your smartphone would become the gaming controller. Content sharing across the home network will also be possible, the company said. Through the home network, the customer can share photos, music and videos across devices.