Mukesh Ambani-owned Reliance Jio has finally launched its much-anticipated service fiber-to-the-home (FTTP) ‘JioFiber’ with plans starting from Rs 699 to Rs 8,499. The service was launched by Mukesh Ambani on August 12 during the company’s AGM and is commercially introduced today.
The base plan of JioFiber will start from Rs 699 and the customer will also have to pay Rs 2,500 at the time of connection out of which Rs 1,500 is security deposit and Rs 1,000 for installation charges.
The base plan of Rs 699 will come with 100GB data of up to 100 Mbps along with free voice calls, TV video calling with which the customers can play speed gaming, content sharing.
The Rs 849 plan to come with 200GB of data benefits while the Platinum plan to offer 2,500GB for Rs 3,999 and Titanium plan offers 5,000GB for Rs 8,499 at 1Gbps speed.
JioFiber customers who opt for annual plans, which are termed Jio-Forever plans, will get a 4K set-top box and HD/4K LED TV free as part of the JioFiber welcome offer.
The other major highlight of Jio Fiber is ‘First Day First Show’ service of latest movies that is likely to be launched next year.
Three days before the launch of Reliance Jio’s broadband service, Bharti Airtel on Monday announced its Xstream platform comprising video streaming apps for the home entertainment segment.
The company also announced a suite of streaming devices including set-top-box for watching content available on the Airtel Xstream app, formerly Airtel TV, on television sets and desktops.
Bharti Airtel expects the new platform to provide it inroads in the market when 5G services are rolled out in the country.
The Airtel Xstream app comes bundled with entertainment streaming applications including ZEE5, Hooq, Hoi Choi, Eros Now, HungamaPlay, ShemarooMe, Ultra and Curiosity Stream, as well as songs from Wynk app.
The company also launched an Android-based Airtel Xstream Stick, similar to Google Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV stick, that will allow watching content on TVs and personal computers.
Airtel Xstream Stick customers will get 30 days of Xstream app content for free and thereafter will need to pay Rs 999 for annual subscription.
(With inputs from PTI)