Jio GigaFiber, the high-speed fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) offered by Reliance Jio Infocomm, is expected to launch on August 12, at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Reliance Industries, the parent company of Reliance Jio Infocomm. To recall, Jio announced the limited launch of Jio GigaFiber at its last AGM back in July last year. The Company kicked-off registrations of Jio GigaFiber in 1,100 cities across India in August last year. However, Jio has not yet launched GigaFiber Commercially.
While announcing its quarterly financial results last week, Reliance Industries revealed that the ongoing beta trials of Jio GigaFiber services are currently running in their final stages.
“Beta trials of JioGigaFiber services have been very successful and the entire bouquet of smart home solutions would soon be rolled out to targeted 50 million households and beyond,” Mukesh Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Industries, had said in a media statement announcing the quarterly results.
The Company, however, didn’t reveal any details regarding the commercial launch of the GigaFiber services.
According to a report by The Hindu, citing a person familiar with the development has now said that there are plans to launch the services, which would include home broadband, entertainment, and smart home IoT (Internet of Things) solutions, during Reliance Industries’ AGM on August 12.
The Jio Gigafiber was originally available at the security of 4500. However, Jio recently introduces a new version of its optical network terminal (ONT) device that is available at a security deposit of as low as Rs. 2,500. The ONT device is designed to enable home broadband, voice calls, and IPTV through a single connection.