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Reliance Jio Offering Free Wi-Fi at 6 Stadiums During World T20 & IPL Matches!

Jionet Cricket Stadium Dharamshala

Reliance Jio are popularizing their soon-to-be-launched 4G services very differently than what other operators do. Over the last year or so, they have been offering Jio Wifi hotspots at various events, conferences, roadshows and even at Stadiums.

Reliance Jio now repeating what they did last year at Wankhede Stadium during India – South Africa one day international. They are offering free Hi speed WiFi to cricket fans who are going to visit six cricket stadiums across India to watch T-20 World Cup matches which is scheduled to start on March 15th. And it is not just T20 World Cup – the cricket fans will be able to access Jio internet during the Indian Premier League which will start after the T20 World Cup is over!

Here are the Stadiums that will have Jionet Wi-Fi connectivity

City (Stadium) No. of APs Stadium Capacity
Bangalore (M. Chinnaswamy Stadium) 743 35,000
Dharmashala (Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium) 558 23,000
Kolkata (Eden Gardens) 1101 68,000
Mohali (Punjab Cricket Association Stadium) 627 26,000
New Delhi (Feroz Shah Kotla) 668 41,820
Mumbai (Wankhede Stadium) 631 33,108

The press release sent to us stated, “Jionet has embarked on this huge project as a part of revolutionizing how spectators experience the games, as they are commonly faced with issues regarding connectivity. Mobile networks aren’t able to handle such large data traffic Jionet will change this – the connectivity will not only be adequate but will actually be many times faster than experienced before. As a result of which, spectators will be able to share their story ball by ball, connect with their friends and family, surf, stay connected on social networking sites, and more”

Last year, Reliance Jio had created a world record for fastest average data speed provided to users inside the stadium.

Reliance Jio is able to offer these Hi-Speed services due to the latest technology which they use. Jionet High Density is designed to provide stable high-quality Wi-Fi coverage to individuals in a densely packed groups, at which standard Wi-Fi deployment fails as the access points and their associated radio channels become congested with the increase in the number of Wi-Fi users. Under the standard deployment, simply adding more such conventional Access Points would not improve matters since the radio footprint of additional APs will overlap those of others, causing greater congestion.

How to Connect to ‘Jionet’ Wi-Fi

So, if you are the lucky ones to get the tickets for the T20 World cup matches – here is how you will be able to connect:

  • Switch on Wi-Fi on mobile/ tablet/ laptop and Select ‘Jionet’
  • Open Browser window and type any website name in the Address Bar. One gets automatically re-directed to Login Page. Alternatively one can also type “jionet.jio.in” in the Browser window to open the Login page
  • Register with Mobile No. and request for Verification Code
  • One would receive Code through SMS. Feed in the Code in Login Page and click ‘Verify’ to enjoy high speed Wi-Fi

Note: The Code is valid for 24 Hours, post which one can again request for a new Code. The system automatically logs out the user if there is no internet activity for 30 minutes. In such a case User can again log in, using the same Code

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