Indian telecom operator Reliance Jio after taking on the existing telecom operators is all set to enter the broadband sector in the country. The company’s FTTH service, Jio GigaFiber is currently being tested in several cities across the country.
Similar to how Relaince Jio offered free services initially, Jio GigaFiber testers are being provided free services during the testing period after providing a security deposit of Rs 4,500.
Reliance Jio is currently testing a new Triple Play Plan on connections that are being used by its employees. As per a report, the Triple Play plan for the Jio GigaFiber FTTH service was spotted on the company’s website on one of the employee’s accounts.
The Triple Play Plan will reportedly have a validity of 28 days and offer 100GB of high-speed data with a speed of 100Mbps, Jio Home TV subscription, unlimited local and STD voice calling and free access to Jio’s suite of apps. This report states that Jio’s IPTV service will be named Jio Home TV, however, this could change when the service is launched commercially.
Currently, regular users who are testing Jio GigaFiber in their homes are getting 1000GB of data with at a speed of 100Mbps. In addition to this, they also have access to an additional 1000GB data in the form of sachets of 40GB. It is expected that the company will soon release the Triple Play Plan for regular testers.
Broadband operators across the country, including Airtel have been increasing speeds and FUP of their plans in anticipation of Reliance Jio’s entry. With the Triple Play Plan, Reliance Jio intends to make its FTTH service compared to other operators. While Airtel offers FTTH and DTH services, they are currently offered separately and users cannot get them in a single plan.
As seen in the photo above, users will be able to pay at once for Jio GigaFiber, Jio Home TV and unlimited voice calling. It will be interesting to see how Reliance Jio prices its plans to take on the existing players in the FTTH and DTH segments.