Jio starts registration for broadband service

Jio starts registration for broadband service

Reliance Jio on Wednesday started registration for optical fibre based fixed-line broadband service Jio Giga Fiber.

"JioGigaFiber. Make your neighbourhood #Gigaready with Gigabit wifi, TV, smart home, free calling and more," read the registration option in MyJio App.

The company, which claimed to offer download speed of one gigabit per second, earlier announced its plan to launch the services simultaneously across 1,100 cities for homes, merchants, small and medium enterprises and large enterprises.

Jio claims to offer around 10 times more speed to home users. Though the company has not disclosed its price yet, to attract customers it may keep the price very low.

Currently, major rivals of Jio offer download speed up to 100 megabit per second for around Rs 1,000 per month for home users.

Jio's entry into 4G mobile service had triggered the price war among telecom companies and data prices have come down over 95% since the time it commenced services.

Jio broadband service will enable smart home solutions where hundreds of devices like security cameras, home appliances, lights and switches can be securely controlled by their owners using a smartphone from both inside and outside the home, Reliance Jio's parent firm Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh D Ambani had said.