Future Of Reliance Jio: 10 Things We Expect From Jio In 2019
Jio Gigafiber tops the list, but Jio Cinema and Jio TV too needs some major push
Reliance Jio has been in the center of India’s biggest internet revolution in the last two years. The services commercially rolled out in September 2016, and things drastically changed the entire telecom industry in a few years.
India is now one of the largest consumers of the internet on earth.
While 4G became a household name, Reliance Jio helped millions of Indians enjoy high-speed internet and free unlimited calls at dirt-cheap rates. After a jam-packed two years, here are the top things we expect from Reliance Jio in 2019.
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10 Things We Expect From Reliance Jio In 2019 | Upcoming Reliance Jio Services In 2019
Let’s take a look at the upcoming Reliance Jio services in 2019.
Announced in July 2018, the Jio GigaFiber broadband service is in its final leg of roll out. The registrations are already live with a pilot service being tested in a few Indian cities. The full rollout of Jio GigaFiber services are expected by the end of first quarter of 2019. Jio GigaFiber will offer broadband speeds up to 1Gbps with its fiber network across 1100 cities.
Up next the company is expected to launch the Jio DTH services with Jio GigaFiber. Reliance Jio is offering a special Jio GigaTV box with its broadband service, which is expected to its next unannounced service. The company will roll out its DTH services once the GigaFiber is fully connected across all the homes. The company aims to power up more than 50 million users in its first leg.
Reliance Jio will offer its Jio GigaTV with the Jio Suite when the broadband services are offered. The platform will use the bandwidth from its fibre network to offer TV channels which offer 4K support, video calling and added other services. The GigaTV set-top box will support voice commands with access to 600 TV channels, free collection of movies and millions of songs.
Jio 5G Network
Reliance Jio is already building a 5G ready network for the future, which may start as early as 2019. 5G is still years away to be available at a mass scale, but Reliance Jio has been working on the next-generation network for its consumers. A few reports suggest that the company may launch 5G services as soon as six months once the 5G spectrum is auctioned out to offer 5G-ready LTE networks.
Jio Phone 3
The successor to the Jio Phone 2 is expected at the Reliance Jio AGM in July. The third generation Jio Phone 3 may see a major jump in terms of hardware and software over the existing Jio Phone models. Reliance Jio have sold more than 40 million original Jio Phone units till April 2018 and holds more than 11 percent of the total worldwide feature phone shipments in the last quarter.
Affordable Jio Smartphones
Recently a report came out saying Reliance Jio is working a number of large-screen smartphones from its own Reliance Lyf, a subsidiary of Reliance Retail. The latest smartphones are said to support Jio’s 4G networks at a budget pricing. Jio will also partner with some of the OEMs to launch a number of affordable large-screen smartphone for the mass market. The company is already in talks with US-based contract manufacturer Flex for a number of large-screen affordable smartphones to be produced in India.
More Content With Jio (Disney & Marvel Tie Up)
Reliance Jio has tied up with a number of content companies to boost its content offerings. Reliance Jio is already a partner Star India for cricket, Zee for TV channels and AltBalaji and Eros for the web series and online entertainment content. With Jio GigaFiber on the way, we hope to see more content on Jio’s radar. The company also tied up with online music streaming major Saavn to launch of JioSaavn.
Jio users will soon get free access to Disney Classics and Pixar animation. You can also watch free movies from Marvel and Star Wars with a host of international films as well as locally created content with Jio in 2019.
Jio Enterprise Services
Reliance Jio up next will enter the enterprise server market. The pilot launch has already happened, and the company will officially launch it by next year. Reliance Jio will offer enterprise services for small and medium-sized businesses. Among the top upcoming Reliance Jio services in 2019, the enterprise services will include unified communications, cloud services, managed video conferencing, cybersecurity and more.
Jio Smart Home
Reliance Jio will soon launch its much-touted Jio Smart Home with Jio GigaFiber and GigaTV services. The company will bring a complete connected home platform to offer services connecting smart speakers, Wi-Fi extenders, smart plugs, door sensors, TV cameras, audio/ video dongles, smart locks and various connected cameras. Jio Smart Home platform will allow you to connect all your smart devices and control nearly every appliance at your home from an application.
Jio VoWi-Fi service
Reliance Jio will launch its voice over Wi-Fi (VoWi-Fi) service in 2019. The trails are on and will start with Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, and Telangana. Among the top upcoming Reliance Jio services in 2019, the Reliance Jio VoWi-Fi is in the first list. It will offer Wi-Fi calling to help users stay connected even without any cellular signal. BSNL already offers VoWi-Fi in select circles.