Jio GigaFiber: Jio asks users what it should name its broadband service
1 min read.Updated: 08 Jul 2019, 01:12 PM ISTLivemint
Users of the MyJio app reported getting a notification from Jio that asked them what they'll like to call Jio's FTTH service
The company is reportedly expected to offer a new 50Mbps broadband plan for ₹2,500 anually
Weeks ahead of its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) service roll-out in India, telecom operator Reliance Jio is asking its users what they'd like to call it. Users of the MyJio app reported getting a notification from Jio that read:
"Your opinion matters
What should Jio call its 'Fiber to the home' services?"
Jio gave its users three options to choose from: JioFiber, JioHome and JioGigaFiber.
Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani announced its FTTH service JioGigaFiber last year at the company's annual general meeting (AGM). The service aims to deliver wall-to-wall broadband service for mobile devices with speeds peaking 100Mbps in 1,100 cities across India.
While the registrations commenced on 15 August last year, Jio recently started offering preview plans to its users. The company is reportedly expected to offer a new 50Mbps broadband plan for ₹2,500 anually. The will have limited benefits when compared to the full fledged ₹4,500 plan. For instance, the router bundled with this plan will support single band channel and will offer lower speeds of 50Mbps instead of 100Mbps.
The company is also expect to offer a 'Triple Play Plan' that will offer FTTH, fixed line and the recently renamed JioTV service in a single package. The plan is expected to offer 100GB of data at 40Mbps and cost ₹600 a month. The other plan would offer the same data capacity, but at 100Mbps. It is expected to cost around ₹1,000. Users might be able to connect 40 devices with JioGigaFiber’s smart home network.
The company also announced a digital literacy initiative 'Digital Udaan' for the first-time Internet users in the country in collaboration with Facebook last week. Jio will engage with its users every Saturday to help them learn about JioPhone features, use of various apps and Internet safety including use of Facebook.
The programme is being launched in nearly 200 different locations across 13 states.