Jio GigaFiber FTTH broadband services are set to officially roll out in India as the company is preparing to amass a large number of registrations that go live tomorrow, August 15. The Jio GigaFiber registrations will commence on August 15 where you can show your interest in getting yourself a high-speed FTTH connection. With Jio GigaFiber, the company is looking to disrupt the broadband sector in India that lately seen raging dynamics, thanks to the announcement made at RIL 41st AGM earlier this year in the tune of Jio GigaFiber.
The Jio GigaFiber registrations are expected to go live at 12 am midnight on August 15. Considering the previous experience with Jio products, Jio GigaFiber registrations will come in huge numbers, which is why there could be some delay in the process. However, you can save time by logging into your Jio account beforehand to avoid the delay that might occur when registrations start. Jio will require you to fill out a form with all the necessary details so that your registration is complete. But this does not mean Jio GigaFiber will reach your locality as per your expectations. Jio will roll out the services on the basis of registrations.
This means that if there are more registrations from your location than other vicinities, Jio GigaFiber will reach your area first. A total of 1,100 cities will be first chosen by Jio for the rollout of its FTTH broadband services.
However, as a matter of fact, Jio has been trialling the services since 2016 in select locations, offering the users 100GB of 100Mbps high-speed broadband data without any cost. This is expected to continue for the new users who will gain access to Jio GigaFiber for the first time when the rollout begins. Some media reports have suggested the Jio will lure the customers, à la Jio mobile services, by offering the broadband at rock-bottom price points. The plans will reportedly start at Rs 500 for a month and go up till Rs 1,500 with variation in the total data provided.
Jio GigaFiber launch in India will also bring the highly-demanded Jio GigaTV services in India. Jio GigaTV is essentially an Internet-powered TV experience on any TV with a dedicated set-top box, which will double up as the router.
Jio GigaFiber plans
Although there is no tangible announcement on the plans yet, several reports have claimed the Jio GigaFiber broadband plans will start at Rs 500. Here are all the plans with the benefits you would get:
Jio GigaFiber Rs 500 plan will be valid for 30 days and benefit the customer with 300GB of data with speeds maxed out to 50Mbps
Jio GigaFiber Rs 750 plan will offer 450GB at 50Mbps for a validity of 30 days
Jio GigaFiber Rs 999 plan will provide a 100Mbps connection with the data limit of 600GB for 30 days
Jio GigaFiber 1,299 plan will last for 30 days and give 750GB of 100Mbps data
And finally, Jio GigaFiber Rs 1,500 plan will give the highest broadband data amount of 900GB for 30 days with a maximum speed of 150Mbps.
Jio had previously announced that the Jio GigaFiber is designed to offer a maximum speed of 1Gbps, which is why the router installed will come with support for 1Gbps bandwidth. Although the plans do not tip any 1Gbps plan, it could be revealed when the Mukesh Ambani-owned company makes the official broadband plans live.