Mumbai: Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani, at the company’s 42nd annual general meeting on Monday, announced that Jio Giga Fiber service will start from September 5 this year.
Jio Giga Fiber, also known as fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) service, will offer lifetime free voice calls from landline phones, high-speed broadband with minimum speed of 100 mbps, free high definition TV and dish TV services. The base package is priced at Rs 700 per month and go up to Rs 10,000.
“We are calling this the Jio Fiber Welcome Offer. I invite all of you to make the most of our Welcome Offer, and sign up for Jio Fiber as soon as it is available in your neighbourhood.” Ambani said.
“In India even the most basic Jio Giga Fiber will start at 100 mbps at the lowest end. We have plans to go all the way to 1 gbps. We are pricing our plan at one-tenth of global rate to make it accessible for every home,” he added.
Ambani also said Reliance Jio has entered into a long-term alliance with Microsoft to accelerate digital transformation with the launch of new cloud data centres.
Reliance will first set up two data centres in Gujarat and Maharashtra by 2020. These will have a power-draw of up to 7.5 MW and will run on Microsoft’s Azure system.