In a further boost to digital transformation, Reliance Industries has announced the rollout of its much-talked about Jio Giga Fiber from September 5, 2019.
At the company's 42nd annual general meeting, Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani announced that Jio Giga Fiber will offer free voice calls for life from landline phones, high-speed broadband of a minimum speed of 100 mbps and free high-definition TV and dish. He said that plans will start at a monthly rental of Rs 700 and go up to Rs 10,000.
The premium Jio Giga Fiber customers will also get to watch new movies on the same day of its release, from mid-2020.
Ambani said, "In India, even the most basic Jio Giga Fiber will start at 100 mbps at the lowest end. We have plans to go all the way to 1 gbps. We are pricing our plan at one-tenth of the global rate to make it accessible for every home. Premium Jio Giga Fiber customers can watch movies at home the same day they are released in theatres. This service will be launched in the middle of 2020."
At the AGM, Ambani also informed that Reliance Jio has entered into a long-term alliance with Microsoft to accelerate digital transformation with the launch of new cloud data centres. Jio will set up a network of large world-class data centres across India, powered by Microsoft's Azure cloud platform.