JioGigaFiber’s beta trials in its final stages, initial signs encouraging, says RIL

MUMBAI: Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) has said that its wired broadband service JioGigaFiber’s beta trials are in its final stages and early signs have been very encouraging.

JioGigaFiber services for Homes and Enterprise is being rolled out across 1,600 cities. RIL had acquired controlling stakes in multi system operators (MSOs) DEN Networks and Hathway Cable and Datacom in order to get last-mile access for the JioGigaFiber service.

RIL said Jio is optimising its service offerings across fixed broadband, entertainment and IoT based smart home solutions. It further stated that Jio is focused on catalysing the underserved fixed broadband market in India with its next-generation FTTX services.

The company also said that Jio has created a strong data network with infrastructure and backhaul for offering wireless services, wireline services, FTTH, Enterprise offering, IoT services, and other digital services. These, it said, will lead to sustained growth in data consumption on the network.

Jio continues to be the most popular wireless broadband service provider in the country with its subscriber base increasing to 331.3 million as of 30-June-2019.

Net subscriber addition for the company during the past twelve months was 116 million, which is the highest in the industry by a substantial margin. Jio has become a service provider of choice across customer strata and seen unprecedented growth to market leadership (in terms of Adjusted Gross Revenue as published by TRAI).

Customer engagement for Jio services continues to be strong with average data consumption at 11.4 GB per user per month, average voice consumption at 821 minutes per user per month. Best in class network performance and improving use cases on the Jio digital platform have been key drivers of industry-leading engagement levels.

Reliance Jio has a suite of differentiated digital offerings including MyJio, JioTV, JioCinema, JioNews, and JioSaavn.

MyJio is a self-care app with additional features to enable single customer touchpoint across pre-paid, post-paid and FTTH services

JioTV with more than 630 channels is the best rated live and catch-up TV application. JioCinema with content across 11 languages and content from partners like Disney, Eros Now and ALTBalaji is one of the most popular video-on-demand platforms.

JioNews is now a consolidated and personalised news app with content formats including Live TV, short videos, magazines, and newspapers. Integrated JioSaavn platform is the first media OTT application from Jio which has over 45 million songs in 15 languages.

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