The largest 4G network in India, Reliance Jio is set to start the registration process for its GigaFiber broadband services from tomorrow. The fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband service is pitched as an all-in-one solution offering a host of services including broadband, IPTV, landline, virtual reality gaming and more.
Do note that the registration is merely an expression of interest for the services. The company had earlier clarified that it will prioritise the localities and cities from where it received the maximum registrations. Also, Reliance Jio is expected to roll out the services by Diwali this year. About 80 top tier1and 2 markets are likely to get the services first.
The company is expected to offer GigaFiber services at very cheap prices - about Rs 500 a month, or effectively half of what cable operators charge for similar services.
At present, cable operators offer home broadband packs – over 100 GB of data at 100 Mbps speed – at Rs 700-1,000 a month per household and charge an additional Rs 250-300 per home for TV services. Jio’s pricing for a similar bundled offer would be about 50% lower as it focuses on volumes to drive demand.
To register your interest for GigaFiber, go to visit MyJio app or Jio.com. There you will be prompted to enter some details like your name and address. Note that registration is free of cost.
Subscribers are expected to get a router and a set top box called JioGigaTV. According to Jio, these devices can be controlled through the MyJio app.