Jio launches JioAirFiber in 8 cities, promises fibre-like 5G speed sans wires

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Jio commercially launched its JioAirFiber service on Tuesday in eight metro cities. The much-awaited 5G home broadband service promises fibre-like internet speed, utilising its 5G network.

The service has been initially launched in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune. “JioAirFiber delivers fibre-like speed over the air without any wires. You now have a personal Wi-Fi hotspot in your home, connected to ultra-high-speed internet using True 5G. With JioAirFiber, it will be really easy to quickly connect your home or office to Gigabit-speed Internet,” Jio said on its website. 

Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani announced the commercial launch of JioAirFiber at the company's 46th AGM last month. “Through optical fibre, we can currently connect around 15,000 premises daily. But, with Jio AirFiber, we can supercharge this expansion with up to 1,50,000 connections per day, which is a 10-fold increase, expanding our addressable market over the next three years to over 200 million high-paying homes and premises," said Ambani.

The company said JioAirFiber will enable millions of homes with world-class digital entertainment, smart home services and broadband through its solutions across education, health, surveillance and smart homes.

"Jio, the world's largest private mobile data network, today announced the launch of JioAirFiber services, its integrated end-to-end solution for home entertainment, smart home services and high-speed broadband, across 8 metro cities," a Jio release said.

Jio's optical fibre infrastructure spans over 1.5 million kilometres across India, its extensive optical-fibre presence putting Jio in close proximity to over 200 million premises.

Yet, providing physical last-mile connectivity is often time-consuming in most parts of the country. This leaves millions of potential customers without home broadband due to the complexities and delays involved in extending optical fibre to their premises.

According to the release, this is where JioAirFiber comes in, to accelerate connectivity in premises.

Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited Chairman Akash Ambani said, "Our extensive fiber-to-the-home service JioFiber, already serves over 10 million customers, with hundreds of thousands more getting connected each month. But, there are still millions of homes and small businesses to be connected at a rapid pace".

“With JioAirFiber, the company is expanding the addressable market to rapidly cover every home in the country with a similar quality of service. JioAirFiber will enable millions of homes with world-class digital entertainment, smart home services and broadband, through its solutions across education, health, surveillance and smart home," he added.

The release said that JioAirFiber will provide a strong value proposition and plans enabling digital entertainment (leading 550-plus Digital TV Channels, popular 16 plus OTT apps with subscription); broadband services (indoor WiFi Service); Smart Home services (Cloud PC for Education and Work-from-home, Security and Surveillance solutions, Healthcare, Education, Smart Home IOT, Gaming among others).

(With PTI inputs.)

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