JioGigaFiber to JioPhone 2: Top 10 announcements from the Reliance AGM 2018

Reliance announces the JioPhone 2 and Jio GigaFiber FTTH service

Reliance announces Jio GigaFiber across 1100 Indian cities

JioPhone 2 is priced at Rs. 2,999 and will be available from August 15.

The announcement is likely to send a chill up the spines of India's broadband providers as the hugely wealthy conglomerate expands its drive into internet services.

Jio's fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) efforts have been on beta in a few thousand homes.

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Reliance Industries Limited announced on Thursday the launch of high-speed Jio GigaFiber broadband, which aims to boost fixed-line connectivity in India, and an upgraded version of its Jio Phone with popular social media apps such as Facebook. It also comes with built-in support for FM radio.

While explaining the broadband for large enterprises, Ambani said that fixed-line broadband will mean having the ability to compete in the global marketplace, using digital tools and techniques that are powering the fourth industrial revolution. Jio is determined to move India to be the leader in fixed line broadband in the country.

The JioPhone 2 features a 2.4-inch QVGA display.

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Anticipating another disruptive set of services from Jio, market leader Airtel has also set in motion the revamp its existing wired broadband connection solutions.

According to a report in the Livemint, Jio GigaFiber will provide ultrahigh-definition entertainment accessibility to houses on their own TV screens along with a provision of video conferencing, shopping online and virtual reality gaming. It is still unclear whether all features that are available for WhatsApp and YouTube users on Android and iOS will make it to Jio Phone or not.

Along with Jio GigaFiber, Reliance also announced the GigaTV set-top-box, which will offer internet-based digital content services to consumers. The first JioPhone was launched in India in July 2017 at an "effective" price of Rs 0, for which the buyers had to pay Rs 1,500 first. "We will now extend fiber connectivity to homes, merchants, small and medium enterprises and large enterprises simultaneously across 1,100 cities to offer the most advanced fiber-based broadband connectivity solutions", daughter of Mukesh, Isha Ambani said. This is a record that no technology company has been able to achieve anywhere in the world, he added. Interested users can register their names via or MyJio app. You can also call a mobile or tablet connected to every network.

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To complete a smart home setup, Reliance Jio will also be offering a range of Jio Smart Home Accessories like Door Sensor, Smart Plugs, Smart Speakers, Smart Doorbells, and more.

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