After taking the telecom market by storm with its Jio Telecom Service, Reliance Communications Ltd (RCOM) is going to launch its keenly-awaited JioFiber for providing ultra-speed broadband services to Indian customers. Though the specific launch date for JioFiber is yet to be announced by Reliance itself, some insider sources have confirmed it to hit the commercial marketplace in this festive season.
Earlier this year, the Navi Mumbai-headquartered telecom company revealed its plan to launch JioFiber in six Indian cities like Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Delhi-NCR, Jamnagar, Surat, and Vadodara and also declared a ‘JioFiber Preview Offer’ under which users can get high-speed broadband services for free for three months. Again, last month, a picture was found surfing on Reddit – the American social news discussion website which gave us a glimpse of what the JioFiber plans may act like.
As shown in the image, under JioFiber Preview Offer, users will get broadband services with100Mbps speed with a limitation of 100GB per month for free for three months. Though company itself hasn’t confirmed the news yet, it seems like Reliance is going to repeat the history by launching the same “nominal price” strategy of JioPhone for its broadband users.
As revealed by the insider sources, the ultra-speed broadband data will be free for users for three months. But the user will have to reimburse Rs 4,500 for the installation of JioFiber device. However, according to the company, the installation charge of Rs. 4500 will be refunded later to the players. The scheme seems to be identical to the offer of Reliance for its recently released Jio Feature Phones.
As announced by the company earlier this year, the broadband offer from Jio will come with a smart set top box, a JioMedia share device, routers and Power Line Communication devices, which will promote the additional Jio services. After the offer period of three months end, the users are expected to be charged Rs 500 for 600 GB broadband data at 100Mbps speed, while for 1000 GB data, subscribers will have to pay Rs 2,000 per month.