Reliance Jio Fiber set-top-box brings these interesting features

Jeannie Matthews
August 14, 2019

The 100 Mbps plan is priced at Rs 1,099 per month with 300GB broadband data.

Despite gathering a huge chunk of subscribers over the past couple of years, Ambani claimed that the company's continuing to sign up 10 million new customers every month.

"The potential for growth is vast and half a billion customers, is now I believe well within our reach", he said.

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Reliance Jio and Microsoft will partner to set up one of the largest networks of world-class data centers across the country. The set-top box will also apparently support nearly all gaming controllers. Mukesh D Ambani at the meeting revealed that Reliance Jio is set to kick off the commercial launch of Jio Fiber in India on September 5.

His roadmap to become zero debt company include deals with Saudi Aramco and BP, bringing strategic and financial investors in consumer businesses i.e. Jio and Reliance Retail, and unlocking options for real estate and financial investments.

"And based on these registrations, we have drawn up a plan to reach 20 million residences and 15 million business establishments in these 1,600 towns", Ambani said.

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Jio's pan India Narrowband Internet of THings (NBIoT) will launch on 1 January 2020 residential, industrial and public devices. The broadband connection will come bundled with OTT streaming video services. Which ones? Well, we don't know yet. Premium JIOFIBER customers will be able to watch movies in their living rooms the same day these movies are released in theatres.

If you're still looking for more reasons to be excited about Jio Giber, Reliance also announced the Jio Fiber Welcome Offer, wherein subscribers opting for the annual "Jio Forever" plans will get an HD/4K TV and a 4K set-top box for free.

Jio's also making worldwide calling cheaper by setting the default tariffs to one tenth of the industry average and, for United States and Canada exclusively, users can purchase unlimited calling at ₹500. More details about these tariffs will be available on Jio.com and the MyJio app on September 5.

Reliance Jio has been testing its optical fiber broadband network since August past year. Tencent, Gameloft Microsoft, and others have announced that their games will be available on this set-top box. Micro, small, and medium businesses are now paying up to Rs. 20,000 per month for connectivity, productivity, and automation tools, Ambani said. They will be offering connectivity and business-related applications starting at just Rs 1,500 a month.

For MSMEs, Reliance Jio has special plans ready.

The investment cycle of Reliance Jio is complete, and about Rs 3.5 lakh crore has been invested in its digital network, he said.

Cloud computing and challenge to Jeff BezosThe partnership between Jio and Microsoft is a challenge to Jeff Bezos' Amazon Web Services (AWS) in the country that caters to some of the big wigs in the country like Tata, Hotstar, Wipro and Oracle.

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