Reliance Jio ‘Fibre To The Home’ service details revealed: Report

NEW DELHI: It seems that Reliance Jio is not done setting shaking up the telecom industry yet. After 4G services, the company is now said to be planning on bringing Fibre To The Home (FTTH) services oon. According to the Teleanalysis website, the same will be arriving by June. Reliance has already confirmed its FTTH plans during its year-end financial results statement.

Reliance is expected to commence the service with a trial in some cities, followed by a commercial roll out.

“We are doing some trials in various cities and most trials are successful and ready for commercial roll out,” said a person familiar with Jio’s plans to Teleanalysis website.
It was further mentioned that the service will offer users a minimum of 100Mbps data speeds.

“Our plans start from 100Mbps and it will be the most affordable home broadband service that Indian consumers will ever get,” said the source to the news website. Also hinted was that fact that the tariffs of the service will be nominal and users “will not mind paying that.”

In addition to the FTTH, Reliance plans to bring other services as well.

“For example, it will be having a smart calling feature. What it will offer is all the phones in your home will get virtually connected. Means, if you got a call on the landline, you can receive it on your mobile and vice versa,” said the executive.

Furthermore, the telecom giant is expected to bring other security, automation and surveillance solutions in the form of ‘packages’ for users. The solution will let users control smart devices in their homes from their smartphones. This will also be a step towards the IoT arena by the company.

 It is worth adding that Reliance recently announced that its subscriber base touched 108.9 million as of March 31, 2017. Also mentioned was that the number of subscribers who opted for the company’s Prime membership stood at 72 million, as of last month.

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