Reliance Jio transformed the telecom space in India by offering internet for free when it was launched and later at relatively cheaper rates. Due to the competition, other brands were left with no choice but to offer 4G at low prices. Thanks to that, India now has the cheapest mobile data in the world. Now, the Ambani company is all set to disrupt the broadband market. When the service was announced last year, Reliance was targeting 50 million users. Now, the company has set higher targets. According to Business Standard, Reliance Jio is all set to target 75 million users in over 1,600 cities and towns simultaneously, over the next three years.
Reliance Jio is also asking its users Jio users to pitch in for naming its upcoming FTTH service. Users are apparently given an option to choose from the following names: JioFiber, JioHome, and JioGigaFiber. FTTH is not currently available in the country but a few high demand areas are being served under a preview program.
Reliance is currently offering two plans under the program: one is offering 50 Mbps connection for the security deposit of Rs 2,500, and the other one offers 100 Mbps speeds every month and the security deposit cost is Rs 4,500. The company is also providing a dual channel router that can handle more devices. There is no word yet for the launch price of the service. However, according to the rumours, 40 Mbps plan will be priced at Rs 600 whereas the 100 Mbps plan will be billed at Rs 1,000 per month. There are also rumours of the company giving a broadband connection, fixed line phone, and JioTV services under the ‘Triple Play Plan.’―Digit