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12 Feb 2019

Reliance Jio GigaFiber launch unlikely in March: Report

Reliance Jio GigaFiber launch delayed: Details here

Jio GigaFiber, Reliance's much-awaited FTTH service, may not launch in the first quarter of 2019.

Now, India Today, which previously claimed that Jio GigaFiber will launch in March, reported that the rollout has been delayed owing to last mile connectivity issues.

Notably, the service was announced in August last year and has been in testing phase since then.

Here's more on the development.

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Reliance Jio GigaFiber launch delayed: Details here
The company is currently conducting Ready for Sale area survey

In progress

The company is currently conducting Ready for Sale area survey

According to reports, Jio is currently conducting Ready for Sale (RFS) surveys to identify suitable areas to install its GigaFiber service.

The company officials are reaching out to the authorities of Multiple Dwelling Units (MDU) like the high-rise societies and Single Dwelling Units (SDU) such as private homes for the deployment of the service.

Preview offer

Jio is offering free services in select locations

If Jio executives select your location, the company will offer a free Jio connection as part of the previous offer.

Under this offer, you will get 100GB of data at upto 100Mbps for 90 days. Further, if you consume the data, you can get a free top-up of 40GB via MyJio App or Jio.com.

You'll also have to deposit Rs. 4,500 towards security deposit

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Further, we know GigaFiber will launch in 1,100 cities

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Further, we know GigaFiber will launch in 1,100 cities

Notably, Jio had previously confirmed that GigaFiber will be launched in 1,100 odd cities.

In the first phase, the roll-out is expected to happen in 29 tier 1 and tier 2 cities.

These cities include Agra, Bengaluru, Chennai, Chandigarh, Ranchi, Patna, Allahabad, Raipur, Nagpur, Ghaziabad, Pune, Indore, Thane, Bhopal, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Madurai, Nashik, and Guwahati among others.

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Meanwhile, here are the expected Jio GigaFiber plans

While Jio is yet to announce the official plans for GigaFiber, reports suggest they will start from Rs. 500.

According to Trak, Rs. 500 and Rs. 750 base level plans will offer 300GB and 450GB of monthly data at 50Mbps, respectively.

The mid-level Rs. 999 and Rs. 1,299 plans would offer 600GB and 750GB of data at 100Mbps, respectively.

Trak has allegedly leaked the top GigaFiber plan as well

•According to Trak, the most expensive GigaFiber plan will start at Rs. 1,500 and it will offer 900GB of monthly data at a download speed of up to 150Mbps. However, we believe the download speed for this plan should be up to 100Mbps.

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What is Jio GigaFiber?

Asked 3 minutes ago by Navya Tambe

Answered by NewsBytes

Jio GigaFiber is Reliance's FTTH broadband service that promises to offer a download speed of up to 1Gbps and 100Mbps upload speed. Moreover, the broadband service will also offer an all-in-one solution for broadband, Internet TV, landline, and smart home solutions. Additionally, users can connect VR headsets to their GigaFiber network and stream 360-degree content in 4K resolution.

When will Jio GigaFiber launch?

Asked 3 minutes ago by Amit Chavan

Answered by NewsBytes

According to reports, Jio GigaFiber service was expected to commercial rollout in India in March. However, the launch has been delayed due to last mile connectivity issues.

What is Jio GigaFiber Preview offer?

Asked 3 minutes ago by Arjun Jayaraman

Answered by NewsBytes

Jio is offering a free preview offer wherein users will have to pay a refundable security deposit of Rs. 4,500 for the GigaFiber router and GigaTV set-top box. Under this offer, you will get 100GB of data at upto 100Mbps for 90 days. Further, if you consume the data, you can get a free top-up of 40GB via MyJio App or Jio.com.

In which all cities will Jio GigaFiber launch?

Asked 3 minutes ago by Aadhya Kapur

Answered by NewsBytes

Jio had previously confirmed that GigaFiber will be first launched in 1,100 cities. However, in the first phase, the rollout is expected to happen in 29 Tier 1 and Tier 2 cities. These cities include Agra, Bengaluru, Chennai, Chandigarh, Ranchi, Patna, Allahabad, Raipur, Nagpur, Ghaziabad, Pune, Indore, Thane, Bhopal, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Madurai, Nashik, and Guwahati among others.

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