Reliance Jio customer care had revealed on Twitter that it is conducting trials for the Jio’s FTTH broadband service in six cities at present. With the company’s sights set on dominating the market across the country, it will come as no surprise to anyone that Reliance Jio is expanding its FTTH broadband trials to more cities.
The Company’s Care team said the service is only available in select areas of Mumbai, Delhi-NCR, Ahmedabad, Jamnagar, Surat, and Vadodara. The Jamnagar operations are limited only to employees of Reliance Industries Limited, according to the tweet. Jio’s home broadband preview offer will provide 100GB of data with speeds up to 100Mbps per month. Once the 100GB limit is exhausted, the speed will drop down to 1Mbps. Reliance Jio home broadband users will not have to pay any rental charges for the first three months. However, customers will have to pay a refundable security deposit of Rs. 4,500 for the Wi-Fi router that Reliance Jio is providing to operate the FTTH (Fiber-to-the-Home) connection.
Some user’s in Mumbai had reported speeds between 70Mbps and 100Mbps on the 1Gbps connection. There is no official statement on the commercial launch of the Jio broadband service yet, though Mukesh Ambani had said in the 2016 RIL Annual General Meeting the service will be for consumers as well as enterprises.