Reliance Jio Fiber to offer 100GB data for Rs 500

Reliance JioFiber home broadband service could be launched around Diwali. According to reports, the tariff that Jio is planning may disrupt the home broadband market in India. The Economic Times reported that JioFiber, the home broadband service will start in Diwali and Reliance could offer upto 100GB of data at a price of just Rs 500. The report quoted people who were familiar with the Jio offers that will be unveiled later this year. Meanwhile, this is not the only report which suggests Reliance JioFiber's 2017 launch.



According to several reports, the broadband service is expected to get unveiled in June this year. This month, Reliance Jio had tweeted saying the JioFiber Preview Offer is currently being offered on a trial basis in a few cities. Reliance Jio wrote on its Twitter handle: "The JioFiber Preview Offer has currently being launched in select areas of Mumbai, Delhi-NCR, Ahmedabad, Jamnagar, Surat and Vadodara. Our network is in the process of being rolled out to other cities." Jio is said to offer a minimum of 100Mbps for the home broadband consumers, and the plans will likely be priced at affordable rates.


Back in September last year, Reliance Jio Chairman Mukesh Ambani talked about the company's plans of offering fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) service which could offer broadband speeds up to 1Gbps. The JioFiber is currently being rolled out in 10 large cities, including metros, and Delhi's NCR regions of Noida and Gurgaon. According to an ET report, Reliance Jio is now looking at identifying mega clusters such as high-rise apartments and commercial establishments as part of its phase-II expansion program to connect 100 cities by December.

In addition to expanding to multiple cities, the company is also looking at allowing subscribers a Wi-Fi router at an affordable refundable deposit. BGR India has reached out to Reliance Jio for an official statement on the company's plans for its broadband service.



When the company commercialized its Jio 4G services, it started off with free trial period which extended beyond the industry's estimates, triggering a price war. Currently, the network boasts over 100million users, becoming one of the largest network providers for 4G connectivity. If the company's past records are anything to go by, the upcoming Jio Fiber service could also follow similar route.

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