Reliance Jio has followed Airtel V-Fiber into Mumbai with its very own broadband Internet service at the same speed as that offered by the latter. The Mukesh Ambani-led company’s fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) facility reportedly delivers up to 100Mbps in download speeds to users, and is currently being tested in several residential areas of South Mumbai.
And just like Airtel, Jio’s FTTH service will also be free for the first three months of use. The former charges an initial amount of Rs 1000 for the modem which is needed to hook up its existing broadband customers to the next generation network. After that, schemes start at Rs 899 a month. A 200GB plan at 40Mbps at comes for Rs 2599 per month.
Reliance Jio is said to be charging Rs 4500 for the router and installation fees. There’s no information on how much subscribers will have to pay after the first three months of free usage. Since Airtel’s V-Fiber tariffs begin at Rs 899, we’re sure Jio will launch its base service at a lower price.
Those who are currently availing of Reliance Jio’s newly launched broadband connection are apparently getting download speeds of 70Mbps to 100Mbps, claims India Today. The technology leveraged by the company should allow it to provide Internet browsing speeds of up to 1Gbps though.
Jio will likely offer customers speed- and bandwidth-bound plans valid for 30 days at a time. But there’s no word on how folks can apply for an FTTH connection. The service is supposedly headed for Delhi, Pune and Chennai next.