Reliance Jio News : Beta Launch Of FTTH Broadband, 108+ Mln Subscribers, 100 GB Free Data Offer With LG G6
Reliance Jio is making news every day whether it is on the data front, or on ISD calling rates, or via its new promotional offers packed with tons of free data. The company is also witnessing the largest migration from free to paid services in history, thanks to its attractive value-for-money tariff plans offering 1GB high-speed 4G data per day at a nominal cost.
Jio Planning To Expand FTTH Broadband Under Beta Program To Other States Soon
The company has been currently offering its FTTH (Fiber-To-The-Home) broadband services under a pilot program to select areas and housing societies in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and Pune. However, according to an ET report, the company will expand it to cities in other states soon.
The FTTH services will be bundled with JioMedia share device, smart set top box, routers, and Power Line Communication (PLC) devices, which will allow Jio to offer HD TV services, VoD (Video-on-Demand), and JioCloud. Jio will also offer landline phone services along with this service bouquet.
The FTTH service will also enable new services like home automation via Smart Plugs, home surveillance, smart camera, smart doorbell, smart lock, and chime alarm. The best part about these services is that the user would be able to manage them via his/her mobile devices.
Jio Crosses 108 Million Subscribers; Plans To Add Another 1,00,000 Mobile Towers
After achieving a record 100 million subscribers in 170 days, Reliance Jio is growing at a very fast pace. The company had reached a subscriber base of 108.9 million subscribers as of 31 March 2017.
The company has over 1,00,000 mobile towers as of now, and it plans to double its towers by adding another 1,00,000 towers in the coming months. Jio wants to match Airtel and Vodafone in terms of cell sites and coverage, both of which already have close to 2 lakh cell sites each.
Jio is working with Samsung to bringing 5G services in India besides working on a massive 4G LTE network expansion project for the rural areas in India. Samsung is the only 4G equipment provider to Jio and has already bagged contracts to supply equipment for over 1,40,000 mobile sites in India.
As far as data speed is concerned, Jio has again emerged as the fastest 4G telecom operator in the country with an average download speed of 16.48 Mbps.
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LG G6 Buyers To Get Additional 100 GB 4G Data From Jio
As we earlier predicted, Reliance Jio is offering complementary data benefits on flagships phones from brands other than Apple and Samsung. Now the company will be offering extra 100 GB to those who buy LG G6 by shelling out Rs. 51,990.
Jio was offering 448 GB data to Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ users for 8 months when they subscribe to Rs. 309 monthly pack. Similarly, for the LG G6, the extra 100 GB data would be valid for 10 months (10 GB/month) starting June 2017 until March 2018. The LG G6 users would need to recharge with Rs. 309 every month in order to be able to enjoy the extra data benefits.
How To Claim Extra 100 GB Data on LG G6?
The LG G6 buyers would need to insert their Jio SIM into the newly purchased LG G6 handset to be eligible for the extra data offer. But it must be noted that the extra data would be valid only that particular SIM on the same LG G6 smartphone (verified via IMEI number).
Reliance Jio is growing by leaps and bounds and is disrupting the market by launching amazing promotional offers and super affordable tariff plans. But would it be able to sustain its growth momentum? Or will it hike its tariff plans significantly post a few years once it has gained a strong foothold in the market? Only time will tell, but we would love to hear your thoughts about it. So kindly post a comment.