NEW DELHI: Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio has begun offering fibre to the home (FTTH) broadband connections with 1.1 terabytes (TB) of free data at speeds of 100 megabits per second (mbps) in select markets in the country, the Hindu reported.
The 4G entrant is expected to roll out commercial services in the second half of this year, the report added.
“The initial FTTH plan includes 100 gigabytes (GB) of free data at 100 mbps speed; once the data limited is exhausted, the customers can do top-up of 40 GB of free data 25 times in a month, effectively meaning 1,100 GB of free data a month,” a source told The Hindu.
The report said that interested customers can get JioFiber connection by paying an interest-free refundable security deposit of Rs 4,500.
The Jio router can be also used as a set-top box when the company launches internet protocol television (IPTV) services.
Reliance Jio recently said that it has begun trials for enterprise solutions, fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and the Internet of Things (IoT) services in the country.
“The company continues to make progress for delivering Enterprise solutions, FTTH and IoT with beta trials initiated in a few locations. These services are being offered using the same integrated network and platforms,” the telco said in a statement.
The telco said that these new services will lead to further data consumption on the network. Its total wireless data traffic during the last quarter stood at 506 crore GB.
Jio will launch its FTTH service for both households and enterprise customers. In the residential segment, it is eyeing to capture 100 million television households across 30 cities in India.