It appears that the company is yet to finalise the launch of Jio Fiber and Jio DTH. These Jio services were initially speculated to launch on Diwali. Ever since it has entered the market, Jio has put forward offers which have directly washed out all other network operators and made a place in our smartphones.
This, sort of a revolution will now enter in the DTH arena too, as soon as Jio launches its own DTH, giving a tough time to Tata Sky, Videocon and Dish TV, etc. The telecom giant has already partnered with Indian video streaming website Hotstar and it may also partner with Amazon Prime and Netflix. This will enable the users to view the platforms from their set-top boxes.
As per the information known before, the Jio DTH will provide 432 channels via the set top box. Of these, around 350 will be normal SD channels and over 50 will be HD channels that can be watched in 4K resolution.
As informed earlier, Reliance Jio is planning to introduce the DTH service with Jio Fiber Broadband. This means that the cable for the internet will provide the cable connection too. The work had been started before the previous announcement and perhaps the optical fiber links are still being laid under the ground, which has led to further delay in the launch of Jio DTH.
Jio’s set up box service is expected to be cheaper than its competitors.
Earlier in August 2016 at the company’s annual general meeting Reliance chairman Mukesh Ambani mentioned that soon Reliance would launch FTTH (fiber to the home) service, which would be capable of delivering broadband speed up to 1Gbps, at an installation charge of 4500.
When Jio launched its broadband digital services in September last year it announced a ‘Welcome’ offer to persuade customers. Something similar seems to be in store with JioFiber.
While their website suffered a technical glitch, certain plans were revealed, which included 100GB of data per month at 100Mbps of speed for three months for free.