During the 42nd AGM in Mumbai, Reliance chairman Mukesh Ambani has announced that Jio Fiber rollout will be completed in the next 12 months. Jio Fiber will be available commercially from September 5, 2019. The base plans start at 100 Mbps and will go up to 1Gbps. Jio Fiber plans are priced between Rs 700 to Rs 10,000 a month.
“Today, I want to announce that starting 5 September, on the third anniversary of Jio, we are commercially launching Jio Fiber. In relation to Jio Fiber, its base price will start at 100 Mbps and goes up to 1Gbps,” said Mukesh Ambani.
Ambani says voice calls will be free of Jio Fiber subscribers and users will have to pay for either voice or data. The company also announced unlimited voice calls pack which will be available for Rs 500 for US and Canada. Jio Fiber will come bundled with subscriptions to most OTT platforms.
The response for Jio Fiber trials was overwhelming, says Ambani. Till date, 15 million registrations received in 1600 towns. Reliance is aiming to reach 20 million Indian homes with Jio Fiber.
“We have drawn up a plan to reach businesses, homes in these towns. We are confident of completing network rollout in the next 12 months. We have installed Jio Fiber in half a million homes in the last year. We have found that these trial homes on an average consuming more than 100 GB per month. This usage is increasing with each passing day. We offer 1GBps speeds and landline connection and digital set-top-box, HD entertainment, voice-enabled assistance, and many other smart home solutions with Jio Fiber,” said Ambani.