Jio’s news comes contra the background of the government’s acceptance of Internet Telephony using VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol).
JioFiber is nearly ready to install to the public. Jio’s Fiber-to-the-Home will be launched by the end of 2018. It is already in the testing phase in Mumbai and New Delhi. In the meantime, the other players in the broadband market are busy with try to come up with their own plans to counter Jio’s ultimatum.
The report says that yesterday Vodafone’s YOU Broadband has initiated a 12TB Annual Plan which will cost users only Rs 353 per month. Also, not to be left behind, Airtel Broadband has also committed to set aside a “few hundred crores” to expand and improve their broadband services.
Moreover, BSNL has added voice calls and video conferencing to their broadband network. Altogether it’s a great time to be a broadband internet subscriber in India. Wired broadband is the new frontier and value-added services are the new points of variance.
JioFiber: Rolling Voice Calls FTTH with 100Mbps
As per the new reports, Reliance Jio will also be rolling high-quality voice calls with their FTTH service. Livemint has reported that according to a person in the know Reliance Jio will throw their Fiber broadband services at the end of 2018. They plan to incorporate high quality, unlimited voice calls which will use the VoIP technology. The tariff plans, with rolled voice calls, could lower than Rs 1,000 per month.
Presently, Jio is offering 1.1 TB data at the speeds of 100 Mbps in selected locations. Jio’s news comes contra the background of the government’s acceptance of Internet Telephony using VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol). It will let users make voice calls, over their broadband connections.
According to Vice-President Research at Gartner, Amresh Nandan,
“Bundled offering, though popular in some Western countries, have not been successful without a strong content play. Reliance Jio has been active with its content strategy and this would become an advantage with a bundle quad play-fixed line, mobile, broadband internet, and media. It may increase consumer stickiness.”
The Barrage Called Jio
Jio is expanding their services. Starting with telecom, it will now offer wired broadband in addition to DTH services. Jio already offers Streaming TV, Music and Movies through its suite of premium Jio apps. During this year’s IPL, it had tied up with Hotstar to live-stream all IPL matches free for Jiosubcribers through its Jio TV app.
People are already connected with Jio’s value-added services, which are totally free with their Jio subscriptions. Also, it is offering unbelievable value for money which can hardly be matched by others in the league. Voice calls over broadband are the new UPS for attracting more customers.
It is interesting to know that while Airtel Broadband, YOU broadband, and BSNL broadband are already operational in the country, they shape their offerings keeping JioFiber as their pricing benchmark. Although the launch of JioFiber is more than six months away, Jio might surprise everybody with completely new and different plans at launch.
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