Jio launches broadband services for Rs 699/month onwards; offers complementary STB

New Delhi, September 5 () Reliance Jio launched broadband services on Thursday, offering a minimum speed of 100 megabits per second, with plans starting at Rs 699 per month.

The company will also provide high-definition decoders, routers, free voice calls anywhere in India, television-based video conferencing and video conferencing, zero-latency games and device security for up to five devices in all plans ranging from Rs 699 and Rs 8,499.

Jio offers complementary televisions to annual subscribers of broadband plans in the range of Rs 1,299 to Rs 8,499.

The launch of JioFiber, with its revolutionary services, is just the beginning of a new and exciting journey. As always, we will continue to work hard to bring more incredible services to your home and take JioFiber to the next level. I want to thank our users of 5 lakh JioFiber Preview, who have contributed significantly to improving our experience in products and services, said Akash Ambani, Director of Reliance Jio Infocomm.

The company has announced the launch of the service in 1,600 cities.

Currently, the average fixed line broadband speed in India is 25 mbps. Even in the United States, which is the most developed economy, it is around 90 Mbps. JioFiber, India's first 100% fiber broadband service, will start from 100 Mbps and go up to 1 Gbps. This will boost India to the top 5 broadband countries worldwide, the statement said.

JioFiber customers who subscribe to the Rs 699 plan will get free three-month access to Jio Cinema and Jio Saavn, while those who opt for the Rs 849 plan will have three-month access to video entertainment applications. The subscriber of the higher plans will have access to the annual subscription of the main video entertainment applications included in their plans, according to the statement. For games, device security, home networks, virtual reality experience, video content services, provided by RCITPL (a platform services company) and TV calls and video conferences, subscribers must purchase compatible devices, the statement said. PRS BAL