Jio is currently piloting its fiber-to-home (FTTH) service in cities like Mumbai, Pune and Chennai. Its plan is to progressively extend this network to to top 100 cities in India.
Reports suggest that Jio will be offering the service free of cost to users for 90 days, as part of the Jio Welcome Offer .
Jio GigaFiber broadband will only work with its GigaFiber router which will cost between Rs 4000 to Rs 6000.
The telco will also offer unlimited data usage to its fiber customers through a Rs 800 plan, which will come with 30 days validity.
Jio will also come up with plans for faster speeds than 60 Mbps starting Rs 1500. The Rs 1500 plan will offer 2000 GB data usage.
Reliance Jio is also likely to launch its fiber-backed DTH services with disruptive pricing on December 15, 2016. The service subscription will be free for the first six months as part of the Jio "Welcome Offer". The DTH service will come in the form of a high-speed optical fibre – pushing speeds up to 1 Gbps.
Earlier in September, Jio had commenced its JioFiber trials in Chennai and had started inviting residents of societies to participate in its fiber home broadband tests, according to reports.
JioFiber test invites posted by recipients on Facebook read, “At Jio we are really excited about introducing this amazing service and making your Society one of the first in India to Go Digital with our Ultra-Fast Broadband service.”
Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani, while announcing the launch of 4G services in September, had said that FTTH service will push the power of data even further, and will offer data speeds up to 1 Gigabit per second. “This is on par with the most advanced wireline offerings anywhere in the world,” he had said.
The 4G entrant will also extend this optical fiber network to enterprise locations and will provide multi-gigabit per second enterprise-grade wireline data connections to enterprises in these cities.