Reliance MD, Mr. Mukesh Ambani has announced that Jio GigaFiber will officially be launching on 5th of September.
And along with fast internet, the service would also be providing TV channels, zero-latency Gaming, landline number, to make unlimited calls all over India. Also, Videoconferencing capabilities and Smart home features.
It is, however, unclear how many devices Reliance would be providing apart from the router. It was stated that Reliance would most probably be providing some set-top box for the TV channels and other services.
Now the first images of the Hybrid Set-top box have appeared on the internet and see how it looks.
The blue in color box has got the Jio branding on the top. It can be seen that the set-top box has got a cable connection input, an HDMI slot, a USB 2.0, a USB 3.0 slot, and an Ethernet RJ45 slot.
The image has been shared by DreamDTH and has been reported by mostly all the tech sites in India.
Reliance Jio has a majority stake in Hathway, GTPL, and Den. Jio services would be providing channels from these multi-system cable operators who opt for the plans that include TV channels feature.
The base plan of Rs 700 would only be offering Data & Voice, and no STB would be given to anyone.
The HDMI Slot would be used to connect the set-top box with a Smart TV. Reliance is also planning to provide free MI 4K Smart TV to the users who would opt for the yearly plan.
The Ethernet RJ45 cable would most probably be used to connect the set-top box to the internet, and it most likely would be running on a customized Android TV.
Internet connection would also help the hybrid set of box work as a Smart Hub to control all the smart devices installed in the home. Reliance will be offering is a separate line up of smart products that users can buy.
Mukesh Ambani has announced that the Jio GigaFiber plans would start from Rs 700, and would go as much as Rs 10,000 per month. The highest plans would likely be coming with smart home products bundled with the plans.
Whatever it might be, just a few days left for the official announcement. All the information would be available on the official website of Jio.
We would be updating the article when we find more information regarding the Jio GigaFiber connection.