We all know how business tycoon Mukesh Ambani took India by storm in 2016 when he introduced his new Infocomm venture Reliance Jio with the promise that for three months every facility would be free.
While the country was still reeling from this offer and lining up to get it, he once again took everyone by surprise and announced that “everything free” offer would be extended even beyond the 3 months period and will go on till 31 March 2017.
Even as the public is enjoying the revolutionary 4G LTE product, Mukesh is already aiming to bring the same high-speed data facility to broadband and affordable smartphone business as well.
According to India Today, Reliance Jio Infocomm has already started rolling out its Jio Fiber service which is called ‘Fiber To The Home’ (FTTH) service in Mumbai.
According to reports, some people in Mumbai are already using it and apparently this FTTH service too is free for the initial three months.
Also, the users under it are already enjoying the high-speed internet of somewhere between 70mbps to 100mbps and that it’s expected to go much higher.
But even with the speed of 100mbps Mukesh and Jio are still not satisfied and the company is aiming that their fiber to home service pushes the power of data even further and at par with the rest of the advanced world.
Their aim is that their wireline offer’s data speeds up to as high as 1 GBPS.
Further, they are now planning to spread its services out of Mumbai and into 100 other cities within next few months.
And not forgetting the phone market Jio is apparently also planning to enter the affordable 4G smartphone segment.
Reports in Digit suggests that Jio aims to capture the 4G market completely and would thus introduce entry-level 4G smartphones targeting first-time internet users.
With this, they aim to capture this market by offering affordable smartphones with VoLTE facility, which at present is not offered in entry-level smartphones.
Jio though doesn’t want to tie up with other phone companies for this facility and will do this job on its own according to Economic Times.
They will within months launch these entry-level phones with 4G VoLTE facility.
They also don’t want to disappoint their customer with basic entry level phone and would thus have phones with facilities like front-facing camera, rear camera, and apps such as Jio Chat, Live TV and video-on-demand.