Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited is gearing up to launch its Fiber to the Home (FTTH) broadband service in India. The JioFiber broadband service for homes is likely to be launched around Diwali and the company could offer 100 GB data at just Rs. 500. Further, the company is set to roll out the service as a preview in the coming weeks.
The service will be rolled out in 10 large cities, including metros, and Delhi’s NCR regions of Noida and Gurgaon. As per reports, the company is already conducting trial runs in Mumbai and Pune.Jio’s new offer is capable of disrupting the broadband home market.
Sensing tough competition, rivals like Airtel have also come up with new plans.Airtel’s Rs 1099 plan, which has 40 Mbps speed offers 90 GB data per month, with 1000 GB data free for one year.
Moreover, Airtel’s Rs 1,299 plan is the one that offers 100 Mbps speeds, with 125 GB data per month, and 1000 GB data free for the period of one year.
Meanwhile, Jio is also gearing up to launch its DTH service with in-house smart TV boxes, although the exact date remains unknown.