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Reliance Jio fibre broadband plan to launch soon: 9 things to expect

Reliance Jio fibre broadband plan to launch soon: 9 things to expect

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Reliance Jio fibre broadband plan to launch soon: 9 things to expect

After unleashing brutal price war in the mobile services space with its disruptive pricing following its entry in September 2016, the Mukesh Ambani-owned Reliance Jio looks set to shake up the home broadband market. Meanwhile Bharti Airtel is gearing up to engage in another price war once Reliance Jio launches its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) services. Consumers of home broadband services can look forward to a bonanza of sorts in coming months. Here are nine things to know about Reliance Jio’s FTTH service and also how the arch-rival Airtel is gearing up for the upcoming broadband war.

Reliance Jio fibre home broadband services likely to be launched on July 5

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Reliance Jio fibre home broadband services likely to be launched on July 5

A person familiar with the developments told Economic Times that the commercial launch of Jio’s home broadband services may be announced at parent Reliance Industries’ upcoming annual general meeting on July 5.

Broadband plans with 100Mbps speeds

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Broadband plans with 100Mbps speeds

Reliance Jio is gearing up to offer an attractive combo of fast broadband connectivity at initial data speeds of 100 Mbps with huge amount of free data.

Unlimited voice calls, videos and more at plans of Rs 1,000 onwards

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Unlimited voice calls, videos and more at plans of Rs 1,000 onwards

Along with broadband speeds, Reliance Jio is reportedly set to offer users access to unlimited videos and voice calls through the VoIP (voice over internet protocol) route for around Rs 1,000-1,500 a month.

Reliance Jio plans to bundle freebies

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Reliance Jio plans to bundle freebies

It is likely that Jio — which is already running a pilot in many cities of its broadband service — will offer bouquet for free initially to attract customers, similar to its strategy in the mobile phone space.

Airtel: “...to do whatever it takes to stay competitive”

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Airtel: “…to do whatever it takes to stay competitive”

Sunil Mittal-led Bharti Airtel is revving up its countrywide wired broadband game to protect turf ahead of Jio’s commercial rollout of its ultra-fast home broadband services. “Airtel will do whatever it takes to stay competitive on services and tariffs and grow our home customer base,” a senior Bharti Airtel executive told ET.

Airtel users, it may be ‘discounts time’ soon

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Airtel users, it may be ‘discounts time’ soon

Airtel is also working to put together a winning brew of offers at attractive rates to hold on to its 2.5 million-strong home broadband customer base. The company has recently offered discounts of 15% and 20% to customers opting for its home broadband packs (offering up to 300 Mbps speeds) for six months and 1 year, respectively.

Airtel Home Platform may be available across country soon

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Airtel Home Platform may be available across country soon

Airtel’s home broadband subscribers can expect to be incentivised by not only discount, but also converged telecom products across the company’s full services portfolio under the ‘Home Platform’. Reports suggest that it may soon expand across the country.

Airtel may bundle combined offers for mobile, DTH and broadband users

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Airtel may bundle combined offers for mobile, DTH and broadband users

Under the digital home platform, customers will, typically, be able to bundle Airtel postpaid mobile and digital TV connections with their high-speed home broadband packs and consolidate all bills into one. It may also roll-out a host of specialised ancillary services for its home broadband customers, including home surveillance solutions and anti-virus tools, said another company executive.

Jio’s mobile plans also led to fall in Airtel’s home broadband revenue

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Jio’s mobile plans also led to fall in Airtel’s home broadband revenue

Airtel has already felt the effects of pre-empting Jio’s launch, being forced to cut rates for some of its plans and increase data allowances. This has led to its home services revenue shrinking nearly 11% on-year to Rs 604.2 crore in the quarter ended March, triggered by 12.6% on-year ARPU dilution. Airtel attributed the fall to “the proliferation of mobile broadband at below-cost rates”.

 

 

Reliance Jio launches new JioLink plans which offer 5GB data per day

Reliance Jio has launched a few new plans for its JioLink subscribers. The service hasn’t been launched commercially but it is in the testing phase and is expected to be launched soon.

Reliance Jio launches new JioLink plans with 5GB data per day

Reliance Jio has launched a few new plans for its JioLink subscribers. The service hasn’t been launched commercially but it is in the testing phase and is expected to be launched soon. The JioLink device is more of a hotspot device for high-speed internet access without the limitations of a wired connection. The service should not be confused with a broadband connection.

The new packages are priced at Rs 699, Rs 2,099 and Rs 4,199. All three packages offer 5GB data per day but there’ll be no calling benefits for these subscribers. The Rs 699 plan comes with 5GB data 4G data, which will be throttled down to 64kbps after the limit exceeds. The validity extends for a period of 28 days. Apart from the 5GB data per day, Reliance Jio is also offering 16GB of additional data which brings the total to 156GB per month.

The second plan is quarterly. It offers benefits similar to the Rs 699 plan but comes with a validity of 98 days. Apart from the total amount of data, the user will also get 48GB of additional data at 4Gspeeds. Accounting for the daily limit and the extra 48GB data, the plan offers a total of 538GB data for a period of 98 days.

The third plan is offered on a half-yearly basis and is being offered at Rs 4,199. The pack can be used for 196 days and comes with the same data limit as the previous two. However, the company is offering a total of 96GB 4G data over and above the daily limit.  This brings the total to 1076GB of data per recharge. All three data packs will get a complimentary subscription to Jio Apps.

JioLink will be a service useful for subscribers who have problems getting good network coverage indoors. The user should also remember that this service can’t be compared to broadband speed and consistency. Given that Reliance Jio is ready with all the plans, they might launch the service commercially in the coming months.

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