Reliance Jio, the telecom arm of billionaire Mukesh Ambani-led conglomerate Reliance Industries (RIL), will expand its fiber-to-the-home services in the coming months.
Trials have already begun in Gujarat and Mumbai. Jio is planning to start this new home services in 100 cities of India.
Companies like Hathway, Spectranet, Act and You are already providing such services in dozen cities of the country. They are also in the process of expanding their services fast in anticipation of a disruption similar to the one caused by the company in mobile services.
Jio users are consuming nearly as much data as on all the mobile networks in the United States and 50 per cent more data than mobile networks in China indicating that India will adopt digitisation and digital life faster than anyone else in the world.
“With more than 110 crore GB of data traffic per month and 220 crore voice and video minutes a day, Jio has become the largest network globally in terms of data carried and contributed to India becoming the leading country in the world for mobile data usage,” Reliance Industries said in a press release.
“Jio users are today consuming nearly as much data as on all the mobile networks in the USA and 50 per cent more data than mobile networks in China in a clear indication that India will adopt digitisation and Digital Life faster than anyone else in the world,” Reliance Industries added.
Jio has also built a next generation all-IP data network with latest 4G LTE technology. It is the only network built as a Mobile Video Network and providing Voice over LTE technology. It has built a future ready network which can easily deploy 5G and beyond technology in the last leg. Jio has created an eco-system comprising network, devices, applications and content, service experience and affordable tariffs for everyone to live the Jio Digital Life.
Jio has a subscriber base of 109 million subscribers as of March 31, 2017.