Jio GigaFiber registrations begin from August 15: All details here
After disrupting the telecom industry, Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance is primed to take on the broadband space in India. The company's recently announced Fiber-to-the-home broadband service, Jio GigaFiber, will be rolled out in 1,100 Indian cities. Notably, the registrations for the Jio GigaFiber are slated to start from today and the service is expected to launch by Q4 2018. Here's all you need to know.
First things first: About Jio GigaFiber
Jio GigaFiber is Reliance's FTTH broadband service that promises to offer a download speed of up to 1Gbps and 100Mbps upload speed. Moreover, it isn't just a standalone broadband service as it looks to encompass an all-in-one solution for broadband, IPTV, landline, and smart home solutions. Additionally, users can connect VR headsets to their GigaFiber network and stream 360-degree content in 4K resolution.
Jio GigaFiber: How to register?
The registration for Jio GigaFiber starts from August 15. Those interested can sign up for free via MyJio app or Jio.com by providing basic contact details, address and other credentials. Notably, not everyone who registers will get a connection just yet. Reliance has said that it will prioritize roll out to those localities from where it receives the highest number of registration requests.
Jio GigaFiber will also power Jio Giga TV
Jio's broadband will also power Jio's TV set-top box, Giga TV and Jio Smart Home devices. The company is offering Giga TV and a voice-activated remote along with GigaFiber connection. According to Jio, Giga TV will offer "600+ TV channels, thousands of movies, millions of songs, and any other type of content possible." Moreover, users will have access to JioCinema, JioTVCall, JioCloud among others.
Jio GigaFiber is expected to roll out by November
As announced by Mukesh Ambani, Reliance will launch its Jio GigaFiber service on a demand basis. Reports claim the service is expected to commercially roll-out before Diwali i.e. around the first week of November. However, the launch will be in a phased manner and about top 80 Tier 1 and Tier 2 cities will get early access to Jio GigaFiber and other connected services.