Jio GigaFiber and GigaTV Set Top Box

At the 41st Reliance AGM (Annual General Meeting) 2018, Mr. Mukesh Ambani has announced not only one, but a bunch of remarkable products and corresponding services in the field of telecommunications. After creating the storm in the market with its compelling Jio Network, RIL (Reliance Industries) has once again come up with a captivating plan to launch an ultra high speed fixed-line internet service in India.

Reliance has completed successful two years in the telecom service and now it is pushing the boundaries to digital world.

This plan will eventually boost the company’s revenue and customer base all over India. The all-new fixed-line broadband service has been named Jio GigaFiber. It’s currently under beta trials in various locations.

No official launch date has been announced but the broadband registration will be starting from August 15 of this year.

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If you wish to avail this service, you can register for the same from MyJio App or jio.com.

This service aims to offer 1Gbps download speed and 100Mbps upload speed that will beat all the current broadband service providers by a hefty margin. Jio GigaFiber will come with a set top box for TV. And another great feature? Along with a fantastic voice command feature, it will also include a TV calling feature resulting in an unbeatable combination of broadband and TV service.

The unstoppable Reliance Industries has set a fierce plan in motion to expand the fiber connectivity to enterprise, homes, offices and other places. It will encompass 1,100 cities where this GigaFiber is aimed to be the behemoth of broadband services rendering the peerless fibre-based broadband connectivity.

The rollout of Jio GigaFiber will be finalised in areas depending upon the interest it receives via registrations. It is all set to give tough competition to broadband service providers and satellite cable operators. Jio GigaFiber is ready to be the largest greenfield fixed-line broadband rollout globally.

Jio will install the Jio GigaFiber router at your location giving you access to an ultra fast internet connection in Gigabytes. Their router will also give you wall to wall high speed wi-fi coverage. The second device is the Jio Giga TV Set Top Box for your large screen TV. The set top box will allow you enjoy 600+ TV channels, and huge number of movies and songs at anytime. The ultra 4K resolution will feel like having a theater in your home.

The Giga TV Set Top Box is 4K enabled Media Streaming Box that will have voice commands in most Indian languages. You get the ultra high-speed internet service sitting at your home where the speed post 100 GB data will be 1 Mbps. The trail speeds are traced back to 70 Mbps to 100 Mbps in Mumbai and maximum highest recorded trail speed in Pune is 743.28 mbps recorded in 1Gbps pack. The refundable security deposit is Rs 4500/-.

Jio Phone 2

The other announcement was about the launch of Jio Phone 2 which will come with added features and new hardware as compared to the original Jio Phone. Jio Phone 2 has official WhatsApp, Facebook, and YouTube App support.

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These apps will come with dedicated button. You don’t need to go to the browser and open the YouTube app; simply click on the YouTube button in your Jio Phone 2 and watch all your favorite videos without any hindrance.

This will be a third major launch by Reliance after the launch of Jio Phone and affordable 4G data offer. Jio Phone 2 is a thoughtful step by Reliance to allow people from rural areas enjoy all the features of a smartphone while keeping the price extremely low. The Rs. 49/- pack (only for Jio Phone), will give users unlimited voice calling and 200MB free 2G data per day.

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Specs and Features for the Jio Phone 2

OS: KaiOS, same as in Jio Phone

Internal Storage: 4GB

RAM: 512MB

Speciality: WhatsApp, Facebook, YouTube App Installed

Rear Camera: 2 Megapixel

Front Camera: VGA camera in front

Sim and Network Support: Dual SIM, LTE, VoLTE, VoWiFi

The common connectivity features like Bluetooth, FM, GPS, Wi-Fi, NFC are already packed in Jio Phone 2.

The most highlighted point about Jio Phone 2 is that you can get it at just Rs. 501 with the Exchange offer. Yes, if you have Jio Phone and you want Jio Phone 2, you can exchange it at Rs. 501. The MRP of Jio Phone 2 is set at Rs. 2999/-.

Jio Phone 2 comes with a horizontal screen display and a full keyboard. Jio Phone and Jio Phone 2 both will be available in the market. “Our purpose is to accelerate the digital revolution in India with extreme affordability of the Jio Phone so that each Indian can access the internet and enjoy digital life.” said Mr Ambani in the AGM.

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Final Thoughts

Jio is focusing on moving India to the top 5 contenders in fixed-line broadband service. Right now India ranks pretty low in fixed-line broadband at 134th. Jio has already assimilated 215 million users in two years and out doing its rivals with it’s new and exciting plans.

The launch of Jio GigaFiber broadband and Jio Phone 2 will help RIL gain a larger subscriber base, increase its revenue and aid the nation in it’s efforts to get more citizens under the digital services umbrella.

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