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What Jio Fiber will add to Mukesh Ambani’s Jio empire
Mukesh Amabani has announced that Reliance’s Jio Fiber service, which will bring high-speed broadband to homes, will be commercially rolled out on September 5. With a slew of services packed into the Jio Fiber offerings, such as free HDTVs and virtual reality shopping, the excitement around it is palpable. On our episode today we take a deep dive into the world of Jio. First, Shruti Dhapola, who covers technology for the Indian Express, dissects how the Jio empire was built, how it disrupted the telecom sector and why the launch of Jio Fiber may do the same for the broadband industry. Next, Pranav Mukul, who covers telecom for the Business bureau of Indian Express, dives in to the business side of the Jio Fiber. He unpacks what the current Fiber to the Home (FTTH) broadband market looks like and why Jio Fiber is offering a gamut of other services to consumers, including an option to watch movies on your television the day they release.
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