Should you be excited about Jio offering broadband internet?

Reliance Jio Fiber broadband is in trials in six cities confirms Jio

After the successful run of Reliance Jio mobile network, the telecom industry is all set to come up with its Broadband service named as Jio fibre.

Following a deep impact in the telecom market, it seems that the home broadband market (fibre-to-the-home (FTTH)) should get ready to face aggressive competition from Reliance JIo.

While there's a lot of buzz about Jio's high-speed broadband services, Jio's official customer support- Jio Care on Twitter confirmed the service to be called "JioFiber".

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Bharti Airtel has unleashed its myHOME promotional offer under which it is giving 5 GB of additional data every month for each postpaid connection and digital TV serviceyou link to your Airtel broadband connection. As per the company, JioFiber high-speed internet services are now being rolled out in select areas of Mumbai, Delhi-NCR, Ahmedabad, Jamnagar, Surat, and Vadodara.Reliance Jio official customer care account aka Jiocare confirmed the launch of JioFiber Preview offers in select areas of Mumbai while replying to a query raised by a user. Meanwhile, Reliance Jio has touched the 108.9 million customer base as on March 31, 2017, of which over 72 million signed up for Jio Prime. Reliance JioFiber services are said to offer at least 100mbps internet speed. Jio is said to offer a minimum of 100Mbps for the home broadband consumers, and the plans will likely be priced at affordable rates. Reliance Jio would charge Rs 4,500 (refundable installation charges) from the users.

The broadband services from Reliance Jio might be launched with a preview offer, which will give complimentary access to JioFibre services for 90 days. The Fiber Internet service will be coupled with other Jio services, including a set-top box.

The report cited sources familiar with Jio's plans, who had informed that the company is conducting various trials in many cities across India.

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Mukesh Ambani - led Reliance Jio which has launched JioFi 3 hotspot device previous year is now planning to launch the new versions of the device at the same cost'.

Even with its Fiber service, Jio is expected to offer "value for the customer" pricing.

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